Acadia National Park Hiking

Acadia National Park Hiking in Acadia National Park Acadia National Park offers over 120 miles of hiking trails. Trails range from easy to strenuous. Many trails connect with other trails or carriage roads to provide a wide variety of options for the day hiker.

Backcountry camping is not permitted along the trails. In the park, camping is restricted to Blackwoods Campground and Seawall Campground. Campgrounds are also available in nearby communities.

In the summer, ride the free Island Explorer Shuttle Bus to reach your favorite hiking trail or carriage road.

Leave No Trace!

  • Stay on the trail. Stepping off-trail tramples fragile plant life and causes erosion.
  • Step carefully on summits. Rare subalpine plant species grow on many mountaintops. Step on rocks when possible.
  • 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 six feet and are not permitted on ladder trails.
  • Do not feed or disturb wildlife.
  • Bicycles and horses are not allowed on hiking trails.
  • Fires are not permitted on trails.
  • There is no backcountry camping.
  • Swimming, wading, and pets are prohibited in public water supplies. Please respect posted regulations at lakes and ponds.

Trail Safety

  • Carry water.
  • Wear sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for variable weather.
  • Follow blue trail blazes and use a map.
  • Do not modify or build new cairns. Changes to trail markers may endanger other hikers.
  • Know the difficulty level of the trail and your physical abilities and limitations.
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