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Andrenaline rush! A thrill!

Wow! My partner and I undertook some hiking adventures on local trails in the area. Precipice was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dean S
Long Island City, New York
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In our opinion, best hike in Acadia!

We hiked Precipice, Beehive, and Acadia Mountain trails in Acadia (plus many of the smaller ones... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Olney, Maryland
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Half-mile long trail for experienced hikers at Acadia.
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an intresting trail but I wouldn't condider it terribly challenging if you are in decent physical shape and are not scared of heights. You get some really nice views of the lake and sea.

Thank shatiel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! My partner and I undertook some hiking adventures on local trails in the area. Precipice was definitely the highlight of our trip. I only did basic safety research as we normally for for our hiking/rock climbing adventures but this was a bit surprising and...More

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked Precipice, Beehive, and Acadia Mountain trails in Acadia (plus many of the smaller ones). Precipice was by far our favorite. It was challenging but sooo worth it. However, if you're afraid of heights, or not as strong hiker, we wouldn't recommend it. that...More

3  Thank audra112018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not for the faint of heart - saw a couple of potential climbers in tears and some youngsters that were not up to the challenge - however 100% worth the climb. You crawl through a couple of small caves (hello, Batman!), narrow walkways,...More

Thank Kris F
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We made it!!!!!!!!! And got some of the most amazing pictures I’ve ever taken. “Warning, this hike has numerous exposed climbing obstacles and is not suitable for small children or anybody that has a fear of heights or who isn’t steady on their feet.” OMFG!...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2018

First off, a huge thanks to Chris and his family! They truly saved me! I didn't read the signs with all the warnings and that almost cost me. I went alone, in the drizzle, wearing slippery tennis shoes and with no water or food. My...More

Thank Dball11
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Note: this hike/climb is not for the faint of heart! We are all 30ish years old, in decent shape, and had a great time on the hike. It took us a good 45-60 minutes to get to the top, had a nice place to hang...More

3  Thank MelZell88
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This was an exciting climb of the face of Champlain mountain. Once you have climbed above the lower tree level there were excellent views which took great pictures. We hiked this trail early in the morning to avoid the crowds, and allow more picture taking...More

Thank Patricia I
Reviewed September 16, 2018

First thing you should know: this is not for beginners, anyone with a fear of heights, anyone with a hear condition, pregnant, etc. This trail offers unparalleled views of Frenchman's Bay and the eastern side of the island, and even Bar Harbor itself at the...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a mile long hike/climb to the top and almost twice that to go down. It was quite an effort for me and my 12 year old. I took her to the first climb and she was able to reach the rungs and haul...More

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July 27, 2018|
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Response from Seth M | Reviewed this property |
It is supposed to be closed until August 15th, but you can check with the National Park Service first as they can theoretically open it sooner. This year they opened it in July. I personally don't plan on hiking it until at... More
February 29, 2016|
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February 29, 2016|
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The drop offs are significant