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.

 

Acadia Hiking Trails

Hiking trails in Acadia National Park, for reference only. Please obtain an accurate topo map before hiking in the park.

Last updated: January 30, 2018

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PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338

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