• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.


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  • Temporary Road Closure

    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Rock Climbing Leave No Trace

Man climbs along cliff above ocean.

NPS/Todd Edgar

General Guidelines

  • Please sign daily use logs at the South Wall, Otter Cliff, and Canada Cliffs.
  • Use established access trails. Walk and rest on durable rock surfaces whenever possible. Avoid vegetated areas.
  • Be extra careful on steep, erosion-prone slopes at Canada Cliffs.
  • Use colored chalk that blends with local rock.

Otter Cliff - Special Guidelines

  • Avoid using trees for belays.
  • Use your gear and existing fixed anchors to set up climbs.
  • Use the restroom in the parking lot.
  • Proactively share climbing routes with others.

Learn more about climbing in Acadia.

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.