Best Hikes in Acadia National Park, Maine

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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

Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park

Cadillac Mountain

The tallest mountain in Acadia — and the highest point on the U.S. east coast — offers sweeping, 360-degree views.

The Beehive, Acadia National Park

The Beehive

Towering above Sand Beach, The Beehive is one of the shortest, steepest, and most rewarding hikes in Acadia.

The Precipice Trail Acadia National Park

The Precipice

Rising nearly 1,000 vertical feet to the summit of Champlain Mountain, The Precipice is one of Acadia’s most challenging — and breathtaking — hikes.

Penobscot Mountain

Penobscot Mountain

Rising above the western shore of Jordan Pond, Penobscot Mountain offers sweeping views of both Mount Desert Island and the Gulf of Maine.

Hiking Acadia Mountain

Acadia Mountain

Located on the much quieter west side of Mount Desert Island, Acadia Mountain has unbeatable views of Somes Sound.

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