Overview Precipice Trail is a 1.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from August until March. Reviews Photos Tracks + Track + Photo + Review Jamie Atkins (443) 5 months ago N/A: 19 Completed 19 Reviews Very strenuous hike. Almost more of a climb. The first obstacle is a good test of whether the trail is for you or not. You can skirt around it, but they don't get much easier. We went on a wet, cold, October afternoon. We made it about 3/4 to the top, but the fading daylight and wet, slippery rocks became too much for us. There are many places with a cable, handrail, or chain. There are also many sloping rock faces with dangerous exposed rock faces that, when wet, become a little concerning. We saw a few hikers with knee pads, not a bad idea! Great views, great adventure, great trail. Serenity Coyne (249) 7 months ago N/A: 6 Completed 2 Reviews By far the best "hike" on Mt Desert Island. Not for the faint of heart. Extremely strenuous hike to the vertical ladders bolted into the rock. This trail goes straight up the rock cliff. It is closed for Peregrine Falcons in summer. I've done this trail both in winter and fall. I did descend via the North Ridge to the black and orange trail to the lower Precipice trail. The views of the ocean are just breath taking. A must do when in the region!!! Jose Bubel (70) 7 months ago N/A: 45 Completed 4 Reviews A+ all the way. I went after a heavy rain and slippery it was. between the water and leaves made it more exciting. Highly recommended. Hiked back on North ridge Trail to the Orange and Black Path which cuts back over to the Precipice Trail. Very rewarding. Marc Maheu (232) 8 months ago N/A: 6 Completed 7 Reviews I did this a little differently than everyone else that has written a review. I did the lower half of the Precipice trail and instead of doing the upper half, I took the longer Champlain North Ridge trail. This change added some distance but, Unfortunately cuts out se of the climbing aspects of the climb. The leaves were changing, the weather beautiful and the few people I met on the trail were very friendly- looking forward to getting back to Bar Harbor next summer and doing this one again. Gail Anderson 8 months ago N/A: 30 Completed 12 Reviews This is my favorite. You get a GREAT workout during the climb (note that it's a climb, not a hike), then you are rewarded with gorgeous views of the ocean. Doesn't get any better than this! Ashley Bleimes (230) 9 months ago N/A: 21 Completed 4 Reviews We hit this trail early and it wasn't very crowded at all. Officially a non-technical climb, the trail is short but very, very sweet. Heather Carr (344) 11 months ago N/A: 10 Completed 2 Reviews An amazing "hike". I'd categorize it as more of a climb. Very scary at times, but worth it. Alan Perkins (782) 12 months ago N/A: 291 Completed 9 Reviews A terrific "hike" which in the upper reaches is more of a non-technical rock climb. Not accessible during the Peregrine nesting season. Worth the effort. Wonderful views all the way up. You should not attempt this if you don't like to climb vertical ladders or traverse 2 foot wide shelves with a lot of exposure. There are rails to hang on to an the shelves. Not for those with fear of heights. Sean B (51) about 1 year ago N/A: 1 Completed 1 Reviews This is by far my favorite short trail in the northeast. Well worth the 6 hour drive from Boston on any day!