Hiking

 
 

Hiking Rules and Regulations

  • Trail Closures are posted online, and at park visitor centers.
  • Pets must be restrained on a leash no longer than six feet (1.8 m), and are not permitted on ladder trails.
  • Do not feed or disturb wildlife. If your presence changes the behavior of any wild animal, you are too close.
  • Bicycles and horses are not allowed on hiking trails.
  • There is no backcountry camping. Fires are permitted only in designated areas.
  • Swimming, wading, and pets are prohibited in public water supplies. Please respect posted regulations at lakes and ponds.


Tips and 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.
  • To buy trail maps, please visit the bookstore.

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.

 

Last updated: January 30, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338

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