Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Acadia National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
14 hours ago

From the summit going to Dorr mountain summit is rewarding. (then going down from Dorr mountain north ridge trail, Hemlock trail, and Gorge path)

the Kane path was fun, stepping on boulders along the tarn. Nice walk for a rainy afternoon since some was in the woods.

hiking
17 hours ago

Very easy, flat trail. Very nice once you get away from the road. Nice views of the lake, trees and hills.

hiking
17 hours ago

Views are amazing but this is a HEAVILY tracked trail along a main road. Mostly flat.

19 hours ago

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!

hiking
1 day 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!!

Breathtaking views of the ocean!

Great loop during peak Autumn

Definitely not easy going down when the stones are wet. Even with hiking boots it was slick due to the lichen on the stones. Beautiful trail though with history and scenic views.

Great little hike

hiking
2 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.

hiking
2 days ago

The woman in the visitor center recommended this - thrilled she did or we may not have ventured out. Hard but not strenuous. Very well marked. Cold and windy at the top. Very easy to add in Parkman peak (adds less than .2mi).

Compared to the other trails in the area, I would rate this as moderate, not hard. We did it as an up and back, took about an hour. The views were stellar. Rocks were slick from the rain.

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.

Easy walk. Half the path is a “board walk” - literally walking on halved trees to protect the nature. It is pristine! Worth taking the trip up the Bubbles while you’re there.

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
2 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!

accidentally decended and had to go back up. beautiful both ways. best views.

Rained the whole time, actually enjoyed it. The east trail is basically a stream at that point. Some rock scrambling made a little tricker because of the water. A long stretch of this trail is actually a road to connect the east trail and the anvil trail. Amazing views when I had visibility.

Best hike in the park. Best views.

Great hike with beautiful views! Wouldn’t recommend going up / down in rainy conditions without proper shoes.

If you loved views this hike is for you! A short hike with some climb but you get a huge payoff for moderate effort. I would highly recommend this hike!!!

Challenging and fun hike! Careful doing this hike if it’s too wet and make sure to wear hiking shoes.

Loved this trail! The views are incredible and it’s a steep climb all the way up. We actually got to the top and then swung across to merge with the Jordan Ridge Trail which proved to be even harder (climbing stair rods and bouldering) but eventually got us back to Jordan Pond. Don’t forget to get a popover from the Jordan Pond House!

Amazing views and a great climb.

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