• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.


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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.

  • 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 man boards the Island Explorer bus.

Since 1999, propane-powered Island Explorer buses have carried more than two million passengers in Acadia National Park, eliminating more than 685,000 automobile trips and preventing 6,444 tons of greenhouse gases. The fare-free buses are supported by your entrance fees. More...