hiking
rocky
1 day ago

I and my friend started this hike at 2 am so that we could reach summit by sunrise. We were so scared because there was no one else on that trail and it was a dark night. It was fun in a way that we walked so fast that we reached an hour before the sunrise. Watching sunrise was worth it though. I found getting down was tougher that climbing actually.

This trail did not disappoint. It was beautiful and fun for our whole family! I know a lot of others have said it should be listed as easy but I can see why it is not. There are lot of both natural and man made steps, as well as, many areas of the trail with extensive roots.

hiking
off trail
5 days ago

Map is not accurate. Trail has been re-routed

This is a great hike that gives you a taste of some rock scrambling that is typical of Acadia hikes yet it is not to long nor a great elevation gain. Recommend good shoes or hiking boots The views are spectacular. We did this before the park loop road opened up so encountered no people. However, due to its popularity, it may be difficult to social distance as crowds return to Acadia.

hiking
5 days ago

Lovely foggy hike. No view today. But also not too hot and no bugs.

Great trail, expect to climb on rocks, steep assents, but fun trail. No bugs. Should have beautiful view (it was cloudy when we climbed it)

From Echo Lake-4 ladders reach the summit. Dry conditions-otherwise could be slick. I will bring my daughter next trip. She’s young, but capable and confident enough to climb and descend the ladders. Great time-beautiful place!

nice trail..well kept..little beach after a mile..great spot for a picnic or swim. if I was to do it again I would turn around and go back the way we came to finish..because the last 1/2 mile is just a road.

Is the trial open ?

The Little Harbor Brook portion of this trail is incredible. The brook is beautiful and the trail is well maintained. This brook is one of the clearest I have ever seen in Maine. We hiked up to where it connects to the Asticou and Jordan Pond Path. We turned left. That is also an incredible path, possibly one of the most well-made I have ever seen. The fine gravel path is wide enough for two people side by side, and there are full granite steps on inclines. We then took the map house trail and the Charles Savage Trail up and over Eliot Mountain. There is a trail from the map house to the Charles Savage trail, but it was very hard to follow and I wouldn’t recommend it. Simply follow the little dirt road in that direction, and eventually you will see the marker for the Eliot Mountain on your left. Overall a great hike.

Super fun trail, my wife and I hiked it with our 60lb Georgia Brown Dog John Henry. We had a blast the trail is really well marked and has some really fun boulder scrambles along the way. There are also lots of the classic Acadia granite steps along the way. There was one small section John Henry struggled going down, but he made it with some coaching. It clocked in at 3.36 miles for us. We went clockwise, but I think either direction would be just as fun. This is one of my favorite mountain climbs I’ve done in Acadia, and it was lightly traveled today (maybe due to very few ppl being around because of the pandemic).

Solid easy to moderate hike. There were fun, challenging, rock-scramble sections but they were mercifully short so I had enough fuel the tank to make a somewhat long loop of it. And I'm not even in that great of shape. As usual the views were spectacular. The weather made it a perfect day - sunny, upper-50s, with a stiff breeze (downright windy at the peaks) to keep the bugs down. Made a loop out of Parkman > Sargent > Penobscot > Cedar Swap > down to Lower Hadlock and back to the car.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
rocky
11 days ago

This was a super hike done with family. Beautiful, beautiful views. So serene. We came down Razor Back and that proved to be a great decision! Cannot wait to hike it again.

Extremely nice hike and trail. Great views at the top especially with the fire tower

hiking
blowdown
12 days ago

Very easy hike for someone that’s not in shape. This was my first hike of the season and it was a good way to start off. Beautiful views but not too much work to get there. Highly recommended for the chubby hiker like me

hiking
blowdown
12 days ago

Blow down on the begging of trail

hiking
12 days ago

Lovely. Steep.

walking
12 days ago

Came out during the COVID-19 shutdown knowing that Acadia National Park is closed, but this area would be open (to park a vehicle) and hike along the rocks or take a very easy trail. At first I was only going to hike the rocky coastline, but a wild turkey had me follow him on the trail. He eventually went into the woods, but I kept on walking and saw a mother duck with her ducklings in a shallow pond, some bees pollinating blossoms, plus much more. If I had more time, and if restrooms were open, I probably would have taken the other path towards Precipice or even further. Either way, you will definitely enjoy this trail for an easy day's walk.

hiking
muddy
rocky
14 days ago

Beautiful views! We found a waterfall off of the trail for a peaceful break near the bottom of Acadia Mountain. You can see the islands off of Bar Harbor from the top in the sky-blue water. Kind of a tough trail for families, but perfect for a pair as the trails can get narrow and rocky at times. Totally worth it!

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