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Nice and short, not too strenuous. We hit the summit in a half hour. Several of great photo opps with the fall colors

21 hours ago

S’ok. Fairly easy all the way up if you have any climbing background. Just a simple scramble at best.

This was a phenomenal experience. The views on this trail are beautiful. Paradise!

A little scary but super fun! Beautiful colors in October

I love how fast you get amazing views on this hike! Some scary parts for sure but they just add to the fun!

The whole hike is one amazing view, just at different altitudes! So much fun.

Excellent trail! Lots of fun with many rails to help you along and keep you from falling or slipping.
I would suggest only climbing this one in good weather/visibility and only if you are physically capable of it. There isn’t any good way to back track during the tricky turns and ledges.
I am so glad I made it onto this trail while in Acadia. It’s one of the coolest experiences I’ve had hiking!

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5 days ago

Beautiful, adrenaline pumping climb.

Went during the summer it was super crowded but still tons of fun. Just don’t look down.

This is strenuous, and if you’re afraid of heights be full warned that there are points of cliff exposure! But it is so worth it for the views! We hiked this immediately after watching the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, and the trail was very quiet and not many people were on it! You should walk the beach when you’re done! Beautiful views and so worth it!!

Great little hike

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6 days ago

Never knew that “bar” harbor was a sand bar! If you’re in the area, you must do it once. It’s the most tourist hike second to Cadillac. The views and such are (3) stars but the act of walking across the bar is literally awe-some.

We did this “by accident” while hiking Jordan pond - Best decision!! So much fun. Views are unreal. Somewhere between medium/hard.

Perfectly marked. Do not climb if you are afraid of heights. I have never heard such gasps of awe of the scenery from my wife. Absolutely perfect (hard) hike.

We did this trail right after Precipice and found it actually fairly easy in comparison. There’s a mix of rock scramble and a short iron rung climb but you get to the top if 30 minutes (maybe less, it was raining for us). The views here are absolutely incredible. If you do this hike during peak foliage I think you get the best views. If you go down the Bowl Trail there’s a fun little pond which people go for a dip in the summer.

hiking
6 days ago

Favourite trail of all time! I was a little worried at first given all the warnings about the steep drops. We ended up doing the hike while it was drizzling so definitely added to the adventure. Overall it’s a solid challenging hike but if you focus and are careful there’s no reason why you can’t finish. Takes about 2 hours round trip (going down the Orange/Black trail). The first 20 minutes are a rock scramble with some introduction to the iron rungs, the next 30 minutes you’ll be moving vertically and laterally holding onto iron rungs, the last 10 minutes to the top are a mix of rock scramble and rungs. Took us about an hour to get down since it was wet and we were being careful. If you have a phobia of heights, this hike is not for you. But if you’re just uncomfortable like I am then this is a great way to get comfortable and feel accomplished. The views are unbelievable.

The most challenging and rewarding scrambling trail I’ve done. It pushes you to your limit in the best way with fantastic views the whole way. Do it!

Best hike in the park. Best views.

Amazing views and a great climb.

You definitely need to start this trail with the iron rungs first. Going up them was intimidating (there was definitely a point of turning around not feeling like an option), but I think going down them would have been terrifying. Not a trail for kids or seniors with questionable balance. Amazing views!!! Except for on the top, we staid surprisingly out of the cold fall wind.

Beautiful views at the top. It was scary at parts but almost all tough spots had a rung to hold. Experienced hikers only- is my suggestion for this hike.

Loved it! Some of the most breathing views. You definitely should not be afraid of clinging and heights.

hiking
11 days ago

Incredible hike and views. I completely agree with some of the other reviews - I did not find the climb physically difficult, but if you have a fear of heights or areas with limited handholds and footholds this would be a difficult one. One of my favorite hikes in New England.

hiking
11 days ago

its a unique fun and short hike anyone can do

nice trail but not one of the best

difficult but great hike

hiking
11 days ago

Awesome hike

hiking
11 days ago

fun little trail great to combine with gorham and ocean path

Short and not difficult as long as you can climb rungs and find your own footholds at times. I never felt in danger but my husband was nervous as he has a fear of heights.

This hike was super fun yet slightly terrifying at points as I do not do exceedingly well with heights but the overwhelming sense of accomplishment and beautiful views make it all worth it

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