Champlain Mountain Trail is reopened
Contact: Gary Stellpflug, 288-8760
Bar Harbor, ME - On October 8, 2009, Acadia National Park opened the Orange and Black Path, which has been closed since the earthquake that occurred in October of 2006. The trail was formerly known as the Champlain East Face Trail. Acadia’s trail crew has rehabilitated sections of collapsed staircases and eroded treadway along the path, and constructed new sections in the earthquake affected area. Park service geologists have advised that although the trail is safe for use, sections of the earthquake slide area may continue settling for many years to come. Therefore, some of the repairs include the use of wooden steps and ladders, which are not historically correct along this 1913 trail. The rugged cliffside trail is an integral part of hiking loops formed with the Precipice, North Ridge Champlain, and the newly opened Schooner Head Path. Repairs were financed through emergency repair funds and the Acadia Trails Forever program. For more information, please contact the trail foreman at 288-8760.