Two of the most popular and challenging trails in Acadia National Park are the Precipice and Beehive trails. I decided to save the best for last, and did both trails on our last day in Acadia.
First, the Precipice trail, a vertical climb of 0.9 miles to Champlain Summit at 1,058 ft, involves a lot of rock scrambling and iron-rung assisted climbing.
I wouldn’t consider the Precipice trail a technical hike, but it certainly isn’t your run of the mill hike. It was a lot of fun to do, and I’d strongly recommend this trail to anyone who is not of afraid of heights.