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Perpendicular Trail

Acadia National Park, Southwest Harbor, ME
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Type: Hiking Trails
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- Jul 28, 2014
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Central Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

See reviews for Mansell Mountain...but this trail is one of our favorites on the island for it's phenomenal design and beauty. If it included a carriage road bridge it would get an "A++"!

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Pataskala, Ohio, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a very underrated trail and offers some of the best views on the island. During the week we were there we hiked Gorham, Cadillac, and South Bubble and I would say Perpendicular was my favorite. It's moderately challenging and not too crowded either- we came across only one other person there. The construction of the stairs has also... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Loved the challenge with the metal rungs. This is not for children or those that fear heights! One of the best hikes in Maine. Be prepared to climb many stairs. Very scenic as it runs along a small creek.

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Benton, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The title of this trail is a good description. It is a very steep climb, but the trail is in good condition with steps and is well defined. You need to be in reasonable condition to complete this hike.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We went up, but not all the way up. The view of Long Pond from the zig zagging stairs was really nice, and we stopped there and went back down, since we did not plan to spend too long hiking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

we live on mdi and this is our favorite trail for exercise and visual interest . it really is perpendicular . then try beech cliffs trail w 3 ladders. a joy to be outdoors

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Wheh - worth the hike up those stairs - thanks to the Park Trail Crew who made this trail!!! Great view from the top

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

This trail on Mansell Mt. in Southwest Harbor offers a good cardio workout. It starts in forest and graduates to beautiful stone steps and a small ladder. Grand ledges are in the background and views over outer islands near Mt. Desert Island open up. New trail work meanders through the forested top of Mansell. It all makes for a pleasant... More

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Mount Desert, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

This is a beautiful trail with great views of Long Pond and surrounding mountains. There are something like 800 granite steps in this trail which was built close to 100 years ago. Moderately strenuous, lots of fun. My favorite descent is by the Razorback Trail, but you have lots of choices. Bring a map!

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Surry, Maine
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

this is again one of the lovely places where we come a few time a year and always enjoy all the beauty.

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