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Cliff Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 134' 41 m
Descent: -122' -37 m
High: 76' 23 m
Low: 18' 5 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by John Matticks

The best that Isle Au Haut has to offer - solitude, huge cliffs, and pine scented air.

John Matticks

Features Birding · Views

Description

This trail connects the Goat Trail to the Western Head Trail and traverses some of the best scenery that Isle Au Haut has to offer. Each bend in the trail finds new and wonderful angles and views of the rocky Maine coastline. Considering the difficulty in reaching Isle Au Haut, this trail is arguably the best in Acadia National Park without the crowds of Mount Desert Island. Some sections of the trail are difficult to follow as the trail crosses some rocky beaches. If you find yourself lost in these sections, just hug the coastline until you find the trail again.

Flora & Fauna

Common Eider, Herring Gull

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#28

in Maine

#1,152

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Looking toward Western Head along the Cliff Trail.
Mar 16, 2018 near Stonington, ME

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