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“Great trail.”

Perpendicular Trail
Reviewed 13 August 2014

I can't imagine how must work it must have taken to build almost a mile of granite steps up the mountain. Nice view at the top.

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

My teenage daughter, college age son and I hiked this for the first time. It is difficult , the sense you are climbing 'stone' steps, in switchback formation, for the entire hike. We loved it. It sets up the rest of the hike to Mansell peak, as well as Bernard Mountain. Allow 25 minutes to climb to the summit, and on the return hike, jump in lovely Long Pond to cool off.

1  Thank Bauer E
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We hike Acadia National Park every Summer, and always enjoy finding new hikes to conquer. The Perpendicular Trail is pretty challenging and strenuous simply because of the steep stair and switchback climbing. It's not a technical climb like the Precipice or Beehive, but requires strong legs and stamina. And there are a few ladders on the trail. It is very rewarding as a rather one-of-a-kind trail in the park.

3  Thank Vaughn E
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

With the number and height of the steps, this is one of the most physically challenging short trails in Acadia (I've done most except Precipice). It's more fun than a gym stair workout, and twice as hard. The views are more than worth it though, and the trip down (if you don't go the same way) is your reward for the hard work on the way up.

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

See reviews for Mansell Mountain...but this trail is one of our favorites on the island for it's phenomenal design and beauty. If it included a carriage road bridge it would get an "A++"!

1  Thank jbzfarm
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