Hiking

Brochures and Maps

For the more information about hiking historic trails in Acadia, click here.

To purchase trail maps please visit the bookstore.

 

Closures

For information on annual trail closures, click here.

For information on temporary closures, click here.

 

Winter Hiking

Are you thinking about navigating the icy winter trails of Acadia? Winter Hiking Tips.

 

Tips and Safety

Trail Safety

  • Be careful when hiking near cliff edges.
  • Carry water, at least 20 oz (.6 L), and more on warm days.
  • Wear sturdy hiking shoes.
  • Follow blue trail blazes and use a map.
  • Do not modify or build new cairns.
  • Know the difficulty level of the trail and your physical abilities and limitations.

Leave No Trace!

  • Stay on the trail.
  • Step carefully on summits.
  • Bury human waste in areas without toilets.
  • Carry out all trash, including toilet paper and cigarette butts.

Rules and Regulations

  • Pets must be restrained on a leash no longer than 6 feet (1.8 m) and are not permitted on ladder trails.
  • Do not feed or disturb wildlife.
  • Bicycles and horses are not allowed on hiking trails.
  • Fires are permitted only in designated areas.
  • Due to the park's small size, there is no backcountry camping.
  • Swimming, wading, and pets are prohibited in public water supplies. Please respect posted regulations at lakes and ponds.