Looking for a great trail in Acadia National Park, Maine? AllTrails has 167 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 90 moderate trails in Acadia National Park ranging from 0.9 to 27.1 miles and from 16 to 1,525 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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waterfall

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Acadia National Park attracts more than two million visitors each year. With many different facilities and attractions in the park, there is something to interest everyone. Hiking and mountain biking are among the most popular activities in Acadia National Park. There are freshwater, estuary, forest, and intertidal habitats. Acadia National Park P.O. Box 177 Bar Harbor, ME 04609-0177 Phone: 207-288-3338 More information: http://www.nps.gov/acad/contacts.htm

great views. not that easy in parts.

Stairs for days with Josh, Laura, Katharine, and our baby.

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bugs
scramble
1 day ago

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muddy
1 day ago

Definitely go counter clockwise as another review mentioned. Some steep parts at the beginning. Great all around quick hike.

This style of trail is my favorite! It’s a great blend of climbing and hiking. Highly recommend.

absolutely amazing views. believe the warnings regarding the level of difficulty. worth the effort.

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rocky
2 days ago

Rainy day made for some questionable moves. Ended the hike short to go back again when everything dries out. Ideal path would have been to take Precipice up and Orange and Black back down. Next time!

Spring trail is an intelligent shortcut up Penobscot and will require 30 minutes of concentrated effort. Does require some degree of fitness but if you can run a 5K you could probably do this easily. Would probably only do it if dry as wetness could introduce some difficulty. That said the only real exposure is 10 foot drop on some parts. This is way safer and far less jank than west face on cadillac.

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muddy
scramble
washed out
2 days ago

Unlike Spring up Penobscot/ Sargent this shortcut to Cadillac is poorly groomed and has the potential to be extremely dangerous. Do not attempt when wet or after a rain. Definitely do not descend via here. Initial rock scramble up large slides (which is typical) soon gives way at mid elevation to smooth downsloping rock faces. Cross 20 feet to get to the next marker with no clear holds or paths. Several such faces also include a 30 ft drop at the end. When wet (ie my experience) you really should just turn back. But I went up sh** creek anyways and it was intense. Biggest problem are poor markers. Be on the lookout for the next marker so you can plan a more intelligent path than shimmying across the faces with the real possibility of slipping and getting seriously injured. Would highly recommend ascending at times to treeline and following that to next marker instead of brute forcing the shortest path solution. Markers are atrocious and there should be rungs. Final scramble up is two sheer faces so good luck there. South ridge is infinitely more pleasant but if you’re decided ton doing this do descend via south ridge. Pond path has even worse gradient and probably not a smart way down. Good luck!

awesome !! and easy, great pics.

what's of the same view, but cool places to explore along the way. great for families, and pets, but If you want more of a hike versus the scenery, then choose something else.

If you like Daredevil hikes, this is the hike for you. it was amazing! definitely combine it with the bull trail because it is just a little bit out of the way, but totally worth it.

Awesome trail! Great views from Penobscot and then Sergeant Mountain. The east cliff trail on the way down is pretty steep and intense, but then finishing off with a nice stroll around Jordan pond feels great.

hardest trail I've ever done but so fun climbing up the steep side! the views at the top are definitely worth it plus the fact that you can say "I climbed that"

Cadillac, oh Cadillac. How you’ve stolen my heart so.

It’s Acadia. Gotta love it

hiking
3 days ago

Hell yeah....thunder hole. Do it

Scarier hike then angels landing. BEAUTIFUL views. Do it

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rocky
3 days ago

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bugs
off trail
rocky
3 days ago

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rocky
4 days ago

A fun trail with some mild scrambling over rocks.

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bugs
muddy
4 days ago

In the early season it’s still a bit wet and muddy in certain places, but the hike is still very doable. Great views surround most of the loop. May have seen some poison ivy along a portion of the hike that’s closest to sand beach... be careful and have fun!

Great little trail!

Pretty decent views and crystal clear water but not very much change in scenery. A lot of people were there because it's a little more touristy. It was windy when we went so the pond wasn't very flat, but I'm sure it's gorgeous when it's completely still. A good hike but there are a lot better.

hiking
4 days ago

A good path for all skill levels. The actual path is easy but the are turnouts throughout that go on the rocks which you can climb. There is a beach at the start and the entire trail runs along the ocean. Amazing views!

If you only have one or two days in Acadia I would recommend doing this trail in combination with the Sargent mountain trail as it takes you up the summit of both mountains and back around through Penobscot to spring trail and Jordan Pond. If you choose this option you'll be hiking and climbing a good 6-8 hours with exertion ranging from moderate to fairly strenuous. Wonderful views abound!

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5 days ago

This was a fairly intense if short trail. It was my first time in Acadia doing an iron rung trail and overall I found it fairly easy to do, considering I am not afraid of heights. There is still plenty of support ledges even if you are essentially on a side of a cliff.

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