Acadia National Park is a hiking paradise. Over 100 miles of hiking trails crisscross the park, ranging from easy walks to sheer ascents up nearly vertical cliffs.
Hikers can summit over a dozen peaks, offering the most dramatic coastal scenery in Maine. From the bare granite peaks, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of lighthouses, sailboats and dozens of offshore islands.
If you visit Acadia without going on at least one hike, you should return to the mainland ashamed!
Acadia National Park’s Best Hikes
The tallest mountain in Acadia — and the highest point on the U.S. east coast — offers sweeping, 360-degree views.
Towering above Sand Beach, The Beehive is one of the shortest, steepest, and most rewarding hikes in Acadia.
Rising nearly 1,000 vertical feet to the summit of Champlain Mountain, The Precipice is one of Acadia’s most challenging — and breathtaking — hikes.
Rising above the western shore of Jordan Pond, Penobscot Mountain offers sweeping views of both Mount Desert Island and the Gulf of Maine.
Located on the much quieter west side of Mount Desert Island, Acadia Mountain has unbeatable views of Somes Sound.
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