Thing to Do

Hike Precipice Loop

Acadia National Park

Hikers ascend a cliff with iron rungs

Acadia National Park

trail profile
Precipice Trail

Trail Safety Tips

  • Check trail elevation profile before hiking. This trail is strenuous, rising over 1,000 feet in 0.9 miles
  • Bring a map, water, snacks, compass, and extra layers for unpredictable changes in weather.
  • 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. This trail has many steep sections, with iron rungs, handrails, and exposed ledges.

Last updated: August 17, 2023