Precipice Trail, Acadia National Park

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Precipice Trail is located in Acadia National Park. Make Precipice Trail a part of your Acadia National Park vacation plans using our Acadia National Park trip builder .
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  • Not for the faint of heart or anyone afraid of heights; probably the most dangerous hike of Acadia but boy, is the view worth it. It's more of a rock climb than a "hike". Have the proper equipment and...  more »
  • This trail is not for the people that are afraid of heights. I also do not think it is quite safe trail for younger kids. There are lots of ladders and narrow walkways along the steep cliff. After ove...  more »
  • If you are NOT afraid of heights and love to hike, this is the trail for you! My husband & I love this kind of adventure. We did the hike right after we watched the sunrise atop Cadillac Mountain, whi...  more »

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Where to stay in Acadia National Park

A few campgrounds sit inside the boundaries of Acadia National Park. Camping is available in the park throughout the year, but most campgrounds are only open during summer. There are plenty of campgrounds around Mt. Desert Island, on which Acadia sits, and more located on the mainland within easy driving distance of the bridge to the island. For creature comforts, a lively atmosphere, and easy access to the park, look for a hotel, inn, or bed and breakfast in bustling Bar Harbor, which also has restaurants and shops. Quieter Northeast Harbor, which actually sits on the southwest corner of Mt. Desert Island, has a few quaint inns and bed and breakfasts that offer a more rustic experience than staying in Bar Harbor. If you plan to visit Acadia in summer, book your accommodation as far in advance as possible.
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