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About


Champlain Mountain
Bar Harbor, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Precipice Trail
The Precipice Trail

Route: Precipice Trail, Champlain North Ridge Trail, Orange and Black Trail

First time on this trail for me (had been closed due to falcons during spring visits). Lives up to its reputation. Harder than any official White Mountain trail in my opinion. Some scrambles were particularly tricky due to wet ledge, especially below the Orange and Black junction.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Champlain Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Parking Elevation: 110'
Destination: Champlain Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:50
Trailhead Elevation: 110'
Summit Elevation: 1,058'
Vertical Gain: 968'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:45
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,068'


The Precipice Trail trailhead on Park Loop Road
The Precipice Trail trailhead on Park Loop Road

The Precipice Trail
The Precipice Trail

The Precipice Trail
The Precipice Trail

Looking at Bar Harbor from Champlain Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Bar Harbor from Champlain Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Take Park Loop Road toward Sand Beach. The Precipice Trail parking area and trailhead will be on the right, prior to reaching the tollbooth. The Precipice Trail generally closed spring through mid summer due to falcons nesting.



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