The Precipice Trail is a difficult and very steep out and back (or loop) 1.8 mile RT trail using iron rungs and ladders on exposed cliffs providing spectacular views of Acadia National Park. The trail opens after nesting Peregrine Falcons leave the nest. Do not recommend this hike during wet conditions, or if you experience vertigo; also not recommended for small children (no pets). The trail starts up steps and through some boulder scrambles. While officially a non-technical hike due to strategically placed iron rungs, ladders and rock ledges, this is really a climb that requires you to be able to navigate some tricky spots by pulling yourself up (e.g. the very first example of this might even be the hardest). If you are careful and pay attention, this will be a great and thrilling experience. Leave hiking poles behind, as you won't need them and they'll just get in the way. One of the very best short hikes in Acadia, similar to what you get on Katahdin's Knife Edge.
Precipice Trail is a 0.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Bar Harbor, ME that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and birding and is accessible from August until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
birding hiking rock climbing forest scramble views