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Precipice Trail

Address: Acadia National Park, ME
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Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Half-mile long trail for experienced hikers at Acadia.
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Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Half-mile long trail for experienced hikers at Acadia.
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jamesstaci04
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

last september i hiked this trail 2 days in a row, great views great workout. I was a bit sore afterwards but it was worth it.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I did this trail with my 12 year old daughter and my 65 year old mother. It is thrilling if you like heights and a challenge. My advice is to go very slowly and carefully. Some parts of the trail are rock face with metal ladders up it. My daughter had a hard time, as the rungs are adult size.... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

precipice trail is the most popular and dangerous trail in acadia national park. wouldn't recommend it while / short after rain because it can get very slippery and very dangerous. just be aware of the warnings, make sure you have a good stand and don't rush. you'll be fine. the view and the feeling after completing it are simply stunning

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Hanover, NH
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My wife and I hiked the Precipice Trail many years ago, but after reading the reviews here I wanted to add my own comments. Many other reviews are brief and just say this is a great, thrilling trail that you really ought to do "if you can do it". My guess is that many of these brief reviewers are "of... More 

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CT
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127 reviews 127 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Started out expecting a good workout and beautiful views but this hike turned into something life-changing (in a good way). I consider myself an above-average hiker the Precipice Trail was a stern dose of reality. Yes, it was challenging and scary at times but the sense of accomplishment when I completed the journey changed me as a person. Absolutely, my... More 

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Florence, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was absolutely the most awesome and terrifying trial I've ever done. Although I've always suffered a little of vertigo, I've decided to challenge myself doing this path. Was absolutely worth it! But I'm not gonna do it again!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Most exciting trail we did. Great views (better along the trail than from the top). More than a few places that are a bit scary.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

absolutely stunning views at the top. there are easier trails to get to the top but def this trail is the most fun and most exhilarating way to get to the top (and equally if not more exciting going down).

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It was great - just do it. There are only one place that was a bit scary, it was wet and no handle to grab, hands and knees came in handy for about four feet - besides that no problem. Loved every step

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Tampa, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Do it if you can! What an exhilarating climb! Up and over boulders; bunches of vertical climbs on iron bars driven into solid rock; look up to see the entire face of the mountain which is solid rock and vertical; scramble through and under rock-lined passages; look up for many more vertical climbs yet to come; carefully walk skinny trails... More 

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