Hiking Precipice Trail In Acadia National Park

This trail is not for the faint of heart! You’ll need to scramble across giant boulders, climb up metal ladders and walk on narrow ridges that will make your heart skip a beat. 

If you’re planning a trip to Acadia National Park and are looking for information on how difficult the Precipice Trail is & what you should expect, this story will cover all you need to know.

Why Hike The Precipice Trail?

This trail offers jaw-dropping views that look especially stunning in fall as the trees turn to a sea of reds, oranges, and yellows.

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Parking For The Precipice Trail

Parking for the Precipice Trail is located in a small lot next to Park Loop Road. This lot can fit a few cars on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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We followed the Precipice Loop route from AllTrails which took us about 3 hours with many stops to take photos, videos and enjoy the views.

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How Long Does It Take?

If you are someone who experiences vertigo, dizziness, shakiness, or general panic attacks from heights, steep drop-offs, and narrow ledges, I would start small and check out some of the other trails.

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Is Precipice Trail Scary?

You want to avoid hiking this trail during rainy, misty, or wet conditions when these ledges can get slippery and dangerous.

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When Not To Hike It?

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