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Precipice Trail

Precipice Trail

Precipice Trail

Page Type: Route

Location: Maine, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 44.35080°N / 68.1941°W

Object Title: Precipice Trail

Route Type: Hiking with climbing ladders

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: Easy Class 3 - ladders

Route Quality: 
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Created/Edited: Oct 10, 2005 / Oct 10, 2005

Object ID: 167082

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See the "Getting There" section of the Champlain Mountain main page to see how to get to the Precipice Trail trailhead on the Park Loop Road.

Route Description

Those not comfortable with heights should not attempt this route as there is lots of exposure. That being said, this is very straight forward route. From the trailhead follow the trail and blazes up through the forest and boulder fields to the bottom of the east face cliffs. From the bottom of the cliffs follow the series of blazes, ledges and ladders to the summit. Great fun!

Essential Gear

Typical hiking gear is adequate for this route. Bring your camera and binoculars but don't bring your dog unless you want to carry them up each of the multiple ladders. Yes, I saw someone doing this!

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This trail has been closed several times because Perigrine Falcons nest here. Park rangers close the trail, but set up a telescope so you can see the baby falcons.
Posted Oct 28, 2005 9:06 pm

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