Sample more than 120 miles of hiking trails through the approximately 40,000 acres of America's first national park.
colour illustrations, maps
colour illustrations, maps
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am always skeptical to buy a hiking/park guide from a larger company that mass produces these things. I am afraid that they'll be devoid of local knowledge and/or information. This book is exactly the opposite. The authors have given a great deal of time and care to not only the descriptions of the trails, but they've provided excellent maps and distance markers as well. The fact that they are endorsed by "Friends of Acadia" makes this book even more worthwhile in my opinion. This book has every hike in the park (that I can see - I've been there at least half a dozen times) and some that I didn't know about (like the trails on Isle a Haut).
Have used this book on 2 separate trips to Acadia. It doesn't cover absolutely every trail in the park, but it certainly offers more than enough possibilities for anyone looking for hikes from easy to strenuous. Each hike (there are 77) is described in detail, with mileage to junctions and other important landmarks. An excellent map accompanies each description with the featured trail highlighted and other adjoining trails shown. Each hike is rated as to difficulty, total distance, best season, etc. Directions to the trailhead are included along with the GPS coordinates. Being an old-school map and compass user, I did not check the accuracy of the coordinates. Also included is a list of hikes recommended for best views, best for children, etc., as well as numerous color photos of typical scenes and views. I've used a lot of guide books in my 50+ years of hiking and climbing and this is among the best.
This book is awesome. As a Maine resident near Acadia National Park, I still need precise directions to get to the trailheads. This book does that. It also gives descriptions and precise descriptions of the hikes - what to expect, where to turn, what to watch out for, landmarks, views, etc. I highly recommend this book.
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