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hiking
14 hours ago

Cool hike with couple of false peaks with a neat monument on top.

We came here with our dog in the beginning of September. The waterfall was mostly dried up at the top but it has nice views still. Easy and short hike, loose dirt in some areas which makes it a bit slippery in some areas. There is a creek at the bottom near the parking lot which provides some shade. The drive to here has narrow and winding roads up the mountain but we drove about 15-20 mph and no issues.

hiking
1 day ago

not a hike - more intro to mountaineering to get to the top. still some cool views available before that final more technical ascent. if you are looking for a nice hike, go only up to the flat part before the saddle around 13 thousand feet, after that technical experience on 14ers and a helmet is highly recommended! however more beautiful and green then I expected with sand dunes near by.

hiking
1 day ago

Went after a couple of days of rain, the rocks were slippery and there was water covering a good portion of the trail.

strenuous hike but well worth it!

Don’t let the shortness of the hike fool you. It’s not the most difficult hike in the world but the elevation gain is relatively quick. The view at the top is well worth it. Very lion king-esque.

hiking
2 days ago

Super unique and fun hike! I would not plan this as an "out and back" route though. A lot of the sections are narrow and steep. Coming down while others are coming up would not work in a lot of areas. Plan for a loop following the Champlain North Ridge Trail and Orange and Black Path (there's a separate hike listing that follows this route). We took the Orange and Black down to Ocean Drive and walked along the road. Going down that route is way easier. Also, we started the hike later in the afternoon to make sunset at the summit. The views of the bay and sunset were awesome from the top. The path was not crowded at this time, but it was nearly dark by the time we got back to the Precipice trailhead parking lot. Bring flashlights if you're getting a late start.

Good trail - sat at edge of window - was dry at that time

Good views of Pine Valley Canyon and waterfall

Water fall was awesome and a beautiful trail to it

hiking
2 days ago

Helen Hunt Falls is directly off of the parking lot, so there's very little walking to do once you've arrived in order to see the waterfall. Parking is very limited. There is a staircase that will take you up and over the falls and leads to some different trails.

rock climbing
2 days ago

Well the app deleted my path but just to let you all know. This is a nontechnical climbing trail not hiking so for your safety please be prepared. I loved it. I took the path that made up 4.2 miles instead of just the basic trail. Precipice-lake Champlain- orange and black trail. It was amazing.

hiking
2 days ago

Guys, this place does not allow dogs. Only found out when we got here.

I’m sure it’s a great sight to see the Tent Rocks, will have to come back another time minus the dogs!

Nice, easy hike through slot canyon with very interesting geological formations. Very crowded by still worth it. Go early because the park rangers can close the trail at any time - the day we hiked they were stopping everyone near the top by 3:30.

This hike is hard BUT well worth it! The incline is what makes this trail difficult along with steep switchbacks but the view along the way is astounding! Once you hit the bridge, you’re very close to the peak! And once you see the view from up there, you will definitely be breath taken.

on Palouse Falls Trail

3 days ago

Beautiful! We did not go all the way down to bottom of falls, but was pretty where ever you chose to go.. lots of warnings about falling to your death tho.. which puts you on alert!

It was an easy trail for kids!! Still curious to find out how people were able to make it to the base of the falls. I did not see a trail leading down...

hiking
4 days ago

This happened to be my first hike in Acadia. Was fun and also the fact that there is no going back helps - you just climb and finish it! :)

on Tent Rocks Trail

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

This trail was amazing! Noted as the most dangerous trail in Acadia National Park, the Precipice Trail is not recommended for children, those who are afraid of heights or anyone out of shape. Trail is nearly all vertical, ascending more than 1,000 feet. It is almost a mile straight up, easy in the beginning and gets more and more difficult the higher you go. Mid-way you begin using ladders to ascend, then for the last third of the climb it is all iron rungs drilled into the side of the mountain, overlooking sharp cliffs! The scariest hike I have ever been on, but totally worth the time and energy!

Great hike and probably pretty challenging for beginners. The falls are worth it though!

Great hike, definitely recommend it for the able bodied. I’m hardly the most in shape but was able to do this hike with breaks. Get here early (before 10AM) so you can find parking and avoid the big crowds. I took the long way down through Champlain north ridge and then making a right on Orange and Black trail. I took it all the down to the road and caught the bus back to the parking lot. You can also walk along the road back to the parking lot. Total time for 3-3.5 hours at a leisurely pace, stopping to snack.

it's a nice, easy walk but you do have to pay to get in

I did this hike 9/15/18. I workout at a gym regularly and consider myself to be in pretty good shape. I try to hike when I can but ultimately only get to a handful of times a year - so I would consider my skill level as a hiker, average. I stayed in Van Horn the night prior, woke up at 3:30am left at 4:30am and got to the trailhead/campground at 5:30am.The forecast for the day was 80 degrees F clear and sunny. I hit the trail starting at 5:45am, it was still dark and used my headlamp for the first 30-45min. Not even 5min in and I ran into a large deer off to the left of the trail about 10ft. The first 1/4-1/3 of the trail I would say is the most strenuous - lots of dry loose dirt and small rocks - although the top 1/4 is just as steep and unforgiving. As the sun started to come up there was still some patches of clouds. Hoping for clear skies and not worried about the overall weather, I pressed on trying to get to the top as quickly as possible. As I got about halfway the temperature dropped a bit, and the wind picked up, so I put a light fleece on. I kept moving uphill and only stopped to take a few pics, catch my breath and get a quick drink of water. The views are great all the way up, and they only get better. Getting closer to the top the scenery and landscape also continually change. I was probably about 3/4 of the way up and decided to change from my fleece to my wind/waterproof jacket. I also noticed the fog/clouds were lingering. I also hadn't seen anyone on the trail at all yet. Very peaceful and why I like to start early. As I was nearing the top(less than 5min from summit) I ran into 1 girl. She said she was also hoping for clear skies and good views but she hadn't seen them yet. I got to the top in 2hr 45min, only to have cloud coverage and gusty cold winds. I was still excited I made it to the top and was pumped standing on top of Texas! I waited for 45min hoping the fog/clouds would pass so I could see the epic view. Sadly I had an 8hr drive in front of me(plus the hike down) and couldn't wait all day so I got some pictures and videos, signed my name, re-fueled and proceeded to head down. I left the top about 9am and within 45min of coming down I had ran into about 8-10people. Towards the halfway mark I passed 2 large groups of kids, and the rest of the way, passed multiple more groups of 2-4people. I ended up at the bottom about 11:15am(total time 5hr30min). Overall I would say it is a strenuous hike, with very rewarding views and scenery all the way up and down. It's probably not as hard as some people say it is, but nonetheless come prepared and have good footwear. It does get hot early, so start early, bring plenty of water and snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat is recommended. Coming down is an absolute breeze so that is one thing to look forward to when going up.

walking
9 days ago

This is one of the most gorgeous places we've ever been to... an absolutely pristine key surrounded by vibrant aqua water, featuring the largest work of masonry in the western hemisphere, which is loaded with historical importance. This place is truly a unique gem of the NPS.

My wife and I visited in February 2018. The weather was perfect, and we were glad to see that the westernmost reaches of the Florida Keys experienced minimal damage from the 2017 hurricane, including Key West and Dry Tortugas.

I snorkeled some while we were there, but quickly realized that there was actually more marine life to see just walking the moat.

My recommendation would be this: if you go, camp. Definitely camp. Very few people do, so it's possible that you'd have the park to yourself once the ferry leaves around 4:00. Though the abandoned civil war prison cells might be a bit eerie at night, I would imagine that the stars and ocean soundtrack would make it worthwhile.

I can't recommend this park enough.

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful hike! Be prepared for lots of stairs!

The gorge trail was amazing. It was like walking through the movie set for Lord of the Rings!

hiking
10 days ago

This is two separate trails. The Cave Loop Trail is an easy 1.2 mile trail along the tent rocks, and can be completed separately from the other trail. The Slot Canyon trail is a bit more difficult. The 1.5 mile (one-way) trail is rocky and requires a bit of scrambling to reach the summit, lending the "moderate" rating on AllTrails.com. I definitely recommend the Slot Canyon trail, at least through the slot canyon itself and just a bit further to see the tent rocks up close. The summit is also worth the effort. * bring a little cash for the entrance fee

hiking
10 days ago

One of the most incredible hikes I’ve ever done! It is certainly challenging and not good for those with a fear of heights... but an experience not to be missed! Once up, it seems safest and the best idea to go down north ridge and then black/orange trail.

hiking
10 days ago

This was a great experience! I am excited to share it with my family (of adult children)!

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