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Fun challenge!

Note: this hike/climb is not for the faint of heart! We are all 30ish years old, in decent shape... read more

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MelZell88
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Exhilarating climb that was the highlight of our trip

This was an exciting climb of the face of Champlain mountain. Once you have climbed above the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Half-mile long trail for experienced hikers at Acadia.
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 6 days ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a nice challenge. If you are in Atleast moderately good shape, you should be able to complete this challenge. The views at the top are great.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a mild fear of heights particularly when I am not harnessed in So when I watched the youtube videos ahead of time and almost psyched myself out. I had done Beehive with total ease so I went for it. It was a blast....More

Thank neitzjl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm an avid hiker in the midst of climbing all 48 4k's in New Hampshire.... I thought people saying "fear of heights" was exaggerated.... I guess I have a fear of heights. Some areas on both these trails leave no room for error, no place...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been several years since I hike (climbed) this trail and I forgot how challenging it was. I get nervous - afraid of falling - near the ledges and climbing the ladder parts, but my husband is there to help and encourage me. Mid...More

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I woke up at 04h30 am to leave my camping spot, because I wanted to be sure to see the sunrise on the top of Precipice trail. Daaamnnn!! What an incredible experience it was! All geared up with my backpack & my GoPro®, I made...More

Thank akaMePs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome trail. I planned a whole day of hiking around this trail and Beehive (it can be done if you connect via Champlain trail). Don't forget, you do need a park pass to hike and park. Also, check the park website for...More

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lilyroselink
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
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jimdink
February 29, 2016|
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Yes!
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jimdink
February 29, 2016|
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The drop offs are significant
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