The Precipice Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 105 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,398 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking. The trail ends near Champlain Mountain (elevation 994 feet).
The Precipice Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A short, rugged hike up a cliff to the summit of Champlain Mountain. The Precipice is an exhilarating but challenging climb, even more difficult during wet weather or in ice and snow. Dogs are not allowed, and the hike is difficult for children. General location: Near the Sieur de Monts entrance to Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island."
--Tom Seymour, Hiking Maine (Falcon Guides).
"A dramatic and strenuous cliff climb to the top of Champlain Mountain, this is arguably the most difficult trail—and one of the most spectacular—in all Acadia. Signs caution that the unprepared have been seriously injured or died on this trail; heed the warning.The trail may be closed during peregrine falcon nesting season, spring through late summer, but you may be able to participate in a peregrine watch instead."
--Dolores Kong & Dan Ring, Hiking Acadia National Park (Falcon Guides).
Can''t keep up with your elders, huh?
I''m 65 sonny and had no problem doing it.
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