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blowdown
rocky
12 hours ago

Great day hike

This trail was such a blast and views are incredible. Quick hike up and not nearly as "scary" or difficult as previous reviews. Trail is very well marked with blue paint. Iron rungs are tons of fun. I am 5'3 and had no issue. Made it up in 30ish minutes on a busy day. would 100% recommend this hike to anyone visiting Acadia.

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rocky
15 hours ago

Super small trail but totally worth it for stunning views. There are a TON of people though, so be aware of crowded conditions. Hiked: August 4, 2019

hiking
15 hours ago

Easy trail, and easy to follow. We went at night to stargaze on the beach and check out tide pools, and it was a safe quick hike with only small flashlights. The trail is cleared well, but there are occasional lose rocks and big rocks sticking up in the middle of the trail, so if you hike at night make sure to keep your light in front of you. Hiked: August 2, 2019

Up the gorge down the north ridge. I would not rate this as hard, it’s more moderate. The gorge is lots of stone steps but very pretty and the north ridge seemed pretty easy going down, but not a lot of views.

Absolutely beautiful! I am not in the best shape but I was still able to complete this! It took 2 and a half hours to do the loop. 3 ladders and lots and lots of stone steps. Totally worth it and will do it again!

It was a strenuous hike up hundreds of stairs for someone who is not in good shape and over 40 who sits at a desk all day and gets little exercise. We didn’t make it to the summit this trip because we started too late in the day and parts of the sheer face at the top were wet which is equivalent to a slip and slide even with good hiking boots. It was tough on the knees and legs. This is one of my favorite and challenging hikes in Acadia. The payoff of the breathtaking views are worth the strenuous hike up. Start earlier in the day before 2pm in the Fall so you have plenty of time to enjoy the views at the top and take your time going up and back while the sun is still shining. A must do though. If possible go on a day it hasn’t rained 24 hours before or when the sun is out to dry up any rainfall. Enjoy the hike!

Fun easy walk. Gorgeous in the fall.

Just completed the loop including the two difficult stretches. Exhausted but exhilarated! Gorgeous Fall day; gorgeous views; awesome hike

Great half day hike in late August. We parked a car at each end and did it one way, from the cliffs to the campground. The rainy morning gave us some great pictures, despite the wet!

Beautiful trail to loop with Jesup

hiking
1 day ago

this was a fantastic hike. I recommend going clockwise as you descend with ocean views, and there are a lot of them.

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muddy
over grown
scramble
1 day ago

Trail is definitely difficult, especially the last 1000’ of elevation. Hiked in October and trail was difficult to follow up (scrambled trying to find markings the first half hour in) with recent leaf fall/overgrown trail in addition to not the best marking. Much better marked coming down the trail than going up. Views atop are spectacular. Muddy/slippery coming down.

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muddy
over grown
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Great views, great to let the dogs run.

easy and well marked!

Rocky start, beams over muddiest parts. went in the fall, cool weather, few bugs, not many people on the trail. few views of the mountains, only real views are the falls.

Day Mountain Trail to the summit was moderate hiking, some steep parts with lots of tree roots and rocks, but the views from the summit were spectacular. On our return we continued on the Lower Day Mountain and Hunters Cliff Trails. A lot of effort for small views of the cliffs at the end of Hunters Cliff Trail. No real views on Lower Day Mountain Trail.

For anyone looking for a beautiful, easy hike check out Jordan Pond. Very peaceful. Get there as early as possible to get a parking spot. We arrived around 9:30am and left around 12:30pm, there wasn’t parking anywhere. Absolutely worth it to see the fall colors.

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rocky
2 days ago

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2 days ago

Great views of the water. Quiet and peaceful. It can be difficult to find parking since there’s only 4 available spots but awesome place to hike for an easy walk with access to the water.

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2 days ago

I just want to say how great Baxter sp is and how good the rangers are there. Hiked Oct 14. Drove from Acadia( way too crowded) Went up Helon across knife down saddle to chimney back to parking lot. We got robbed because it was so cloudy and windy at the peak but the knife's edge is fun regardless. If you go during this time bring extra layers. gloves and a hat. The wind was ferocious. The hike very strenuous, took 9 hours and we are experienced.

My wife and I hiked this trail for the 1st time yesterday. Agree that doing the loop clockwise made for some excellent views on the was down. We've hiked a lot of trails in Acadia National Park, this is one of my favorites.

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