Thing to Do

Hike Compass Harbor Trail

Acadia National Park

Visitor sitting on rocks looking out at the ocean

Acadia National Park

Trail Safety Tips

  • Check trail elevation profile before hiking.
  • Reduce the chance of picking up ticks by staying in the center of the trail, and not stepping on soils and away from brush.
  • Always do a tick check after visiting the park.
  • Closed-toe, good traction shoes recommended because most trail surfaces are very unlevel.
  • Be careful when walking along rocks on the coast. They can be slippery when wet.
  • Help protect the fragile environment surrounding the historic site and stay on the designated trail.

Last updated: July 19, 2023