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I am moderately afraid of heights and I was able to do it. The last stretch of iron rungs were the scariest part for me but so proud of myself. Felt safe most of the time.

awesome hike! vertical climb with rungs. not for the faint of heart but it is worth it once you get to the top!

A really nice hike. Lots of interesting boulders near the top. The view is spectacular and well worth the climb. Moderate difficulty level and nothing excessive. Note: the trail sign at the top which is located at the ridge route split was knocked over so I temporarily got onto the ridge trail and had to backtrack once I figured it out. Took almost two hours with several stops along the way. The trail is well suited for all age hikers who are capable of moderate difficulty trails. Enjoy!

Dorr isn’t super exciting. If you are taking this trail, go all the way up to Cadillac because that is a gorgeous view. Then take the Cadillac south ridge trail to cannon brook and that should get you close to the parking lot. At least then you’ll have some nice views. Took about 2.5 hours

A tough slog up a giant stone stair case. All the work of the Precipice hike, without any of the excitement!

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scramble
2 days ago

So awesome! If heights and narrow spaces aren’t your jam, definitely go up the backside via the bowl trail. Iron rungs are awesome - just don’t be an idiot, if you’re good with ladders and can pull yourself up on a ledge, you’re golden! And it’s a badass trail!!!!so awesome, beyond beautiful!!

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rocky
3 days ago

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rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Fun little trail. Less than 1/2 hour going up the rocks and compared to Precipice down the road significantly easier. There are a couple of small areas where you may be close to ledges but overall fairly easy with the ladders and rungs. We had great weather so the views of the shoreline and the Sandy Beach were awesome.

Views are pretty, but it was not difficult at all. A little scrambling so watch your balance. Very simple and easy stroll in the park. Plus were used to climb a 14 or’s in Colorado. Easy Peezy hike

Descended on sunny day. Was a bit technical but fun! View at the top was amazing

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rocky
scramble
5 days ago

So fun to scramble to the top. I suggest going to the bowl after too.

Exciting trail with some cliffside areas that can be intimidating. Some ladder climbing. Amazing views.

nice short trail with great views all the way up. Looks daunting from Sand beach but not as hard as it looks. Great way to ease yourself into doing the precipice trail.

A little scary but not as bad as the precipice.

Amazing views! Even though I couldn’t do the last portion because I was terrified, I’m so glad I went as far as I did! Rungs and wind=I’m a chicken. Do it anyway....see how far you can get!

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rocky
10 days ago

Moderate, well-marked hike with a steady incline. Good for various skill levels, saw a range of folks up and down the trail. The panoramic views from the Ocean Lookout are well worth the walk up the mountain - quite something! Also really enjoyed the forested section between the lookout and the summit. The canopy light, moss, tangled root system, and wooden paths make for a tranquil setting.

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10 days ago

Did this hike after sunset. I don’t advise anyone go up there when it’s rainy or windy like we did unless you’ve done the trail before.

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bugs
rocky
scramble
10 days ago

Little tough in spots to find the trail you want. Ocean Lookout is amazing but summit literally has no view.

Awesome! Exhilarating! Not as bad as we feared. Had to climb up rungs along a vertical face of the mountain. Great views!

From Jordan pond a straight uphill scramble to south bubble . Fun but very tough. Would not recommend going down this way. Some narrow spots to squeeze through, climbing up rocks hands and feet. Easier hike over to North bubble, and toward Connors nubble, took carriage road back to Jordan lake carry trail to Bubble parking lot.

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rocky
15 days ago

Awesome trail and great for a challenge! Lots of open ledges on this trail. Once you are at the top you go down the other side which is much less physical. After this hike you feel very accomplished!

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scramble
15 days ago

Favorite hike in Acadia. Best views, especially in October.

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