Located along the rugged coastline of Maine, Acadia National Park is home to the most inspiring and easily accessible scenery. What makes Acadia so special is that it has such diverse terrain in such a small area, from the beautiful pink granite shoreline to the majestic glacier-carved mountain peaks and the pristine woodlands and lakes in between. Acadia's wonderful hiking trail system allows visitors to wander through the different layers and see a lot more than what you can see just from your car.

With so much wonderful scenery beckoning for exploration, my goal here is to create a list of interesting possibilities for hikers of all abilities. This site is dedicated to everybody who loves Acadia and to everybody who loves to explore the outdoors. It is a labor of love and a never-ending work in progress. Enjoy!

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How To Use This Site:

This site is stocked with over 50 route descriptions for hikes in and around Acadia National Park, ranging from the easiest family-friendly trails to the more difficult iron rung routes. Each description includes information on logistics, navigation, and includes maps and a lot of photographs.


This site is mostly concerned with routes that average hikers can enjoy, but some outdoor experience and common sense are assumed. If there are significant obstacles or possible dangers in any particular route, I try to describe them as vividly as possible so you can determine if a hike is appropriate for you or not. But remember: safety is your responsibility in the outdoors. Be as prepared as possible and do not push yourself beyond your limit.

Introduction to Acadia...

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