The Precipice Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine 04664

Elevation Gain1,398ft
Trailhead Elevation105ft
Elevation Min/Max105/1053ft
Elevation Start/End105/105ft

The Precipice Trail

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). This trail connects with the following: Champlain North Ridge Trail.

The Precipice Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

The Precipice Trail Reviews

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This was the first hike I took in a National Park and I've been hooked on hiking since then. This hike is almost stright up and stright down. There are wrungs provided on the trail to assist the climb. Some locals use this trail as a bi-weekly workout. This hike is pure fun.

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Trail Information

Acadia National Park
Nearby City
Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park, (207) 288-3338
Local Contacts
Acadia National Park map; DeLorme's The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer
Local Maps

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Jul 2018