• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • 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.

  • Bubble Pond Carriage Road closure

    Bubble Pond Carriage Road will be closed to all traffic Monday 9/15- Wednesday 9/17 from the parking lot to Triad-Day Mountain Bridge. More »

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?

From atop Cadillac Mountain, the sun is just starting to rise over the Porcupine Islands.

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. During certain times of the year, it is the first place in the U.S. to see sunrise.