• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

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

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

Hiking

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Brochures and Maps

 

For the more information about hiking historic trails in Acadia, click here.

To purchase trail maps please visit the bookstore.

 

Closures

 

For information on annual trail closures, click here.

For information on temporary closures, click here.

 
Seasonal Closures

Winter Hiking

 

Are you thinking about navigating the icy winter trails of Acadia? Winter Hiking Tips.

 
Please stay away from the edge

Tips and Safety

 

Trail Safety

  • Be careful when hiking near cliff edges.
  • Carry water, at least 20 oz (.6 L), and more on warm days.
  • Wear sturdy hiking shoes.
  • Follow blue trail blazes and use a map.
  • Do not modify or build new cairns.
  • Know the difficulty level of the trail and your physical abilities and limitations.

Leave No Trace!

  • Stay on the trail.
  • Step carefully on summits.
  • Bury human waste in areas without toilets.
  • Carry out all trash, including toilet paper and cigarette butts.

Rules and Regulations

  • Pets must be restrained on a leash no longer than 6 feet (1.8 m) and are not permitted on ladder trails.
  • Do not feed or disturb wildlife.
  • Bicycles and horses are not allowed on hiking trails.
  • Fires are permitted only in designated areas.
  • Due to the park's small size, there is no backcountry camping.
  • Swimming, wading, and pets are prohibited in public water supplies. Please respect posted regulations at lakes and ponds.

Did You Know?

A girl stands along the stone steps of the Kurt Diederich Path in this historic image taken around 1920.

Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.