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!

This was my first experience with a vertical hike using iron rung bars for cliff ascension and I was not disappointed! A truly stunning climb with gorgeous views and adventure the whole way up. Not for those who have a severe fear of heights or vertigo. I would highly recommend this to anyone who truly enjoys hiking/climbing (not just trail walking). Definitely go up beehive for the climb and down bowl for the lake visit during descent.

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.

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rocky
4 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

Hands down one of the best hikes I’ve ever done!! If you have a fear of heights, pass. Once in a lifetime type of hike

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blowdown
5 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

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blowdown
5 days ago

Blow down on the begging of trail

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5 days ago

Lovely. Steep.

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6 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.

Beautiful hike!

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7 days ago

Make sure you go at high tide if you want to actually experience the thunder hole. Still a beautiful view, but we missed that.

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muddy
rocky
7 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!

Beautiful trail. Some spots have beautiful views. Very rocky and there’s some parts you’ll need to climb. It was a nice trail though the markings could be a bit more obvious.

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10 days ago

I loved this trail - perfect on an overcast morning. Brings out the pink in the rocks. Very calming and beautiful. Could easily spend ours relaxing on this trail.

Very easy trail with plenty of places for photos. It is right next to the road, so it can be loud at times. Lots of people on this trail, but don't let that deter you. Thunder Hole is an amazing spot that truly humbles you to the power of the ocean.

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scramble
11 days ago

This is an amazing trail if you're willing to take things slowly. The views are amazing. The trail is an uphill climb involving metal ladders driven into the rock, and narrow cliff edges. This is definitely a trail where a good sense of balance is required. I did this with a group of 4 others, all varied skill levels, and we made it to the top in one piece.

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