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  • Carriage Roads Closed

    All park carriage roads are closed until further notice to prevent damage during the spring thaw. For more information: (207) 288-3338

  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff and Valley Cove areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Blackwoods Campground is open

    Blackwoods Campground is open and is sites are available by self-registration at the campground. More »

  • 2014 Season Openings

    Park Loop Rd & Cadillac Mountain Rd are currently closed due to icy conditions. Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open. Call (207) 288-3338 or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcadiaNPS) for more information More »

Precipice Trail Reopens

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Date: August 17, 2007
Contact: Gary Stellpflug, 207-288-8760

The Acadia National Park trail crew reopened the Precipice Trail on August 16. In fall 2006, a series of earthquakes on Mount Desert Island caused extensive rockslides on Champlain Mountain, resulting in the closure of the Precipice Trail and East Face Champlain Trail. To open the trail, park trail crews removed fallen rock and shattered trees damaged in the rockslides. The trail crew rehabilitated damaged stone staircases, repaired iron rungs and handrails, and restored tread sections on the Precipice Trail.

Crews continue work on the East Face Champlain Trail, which will remain closed until the summer of 2008. Trail work is accomplished with the assistance of Acadia Trails Forever, the partnership initiative of Acadia National Park and Friends of Acadia to restore Acadia’s trails.

For more information, contact the trail crew office at 288-8760.  

Did You Know?

Cobblestone Bridge, faced with rounded cobblestones, has a stream running underneath.

The historic carriage road system at Acadia National Park features 17 stone-faced bridges spanning streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and roads. The design of each bridge, such as Cobblestone Bridge, is unique.