Watch Your Step: A Hike on the Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park


Our Employee Outing Club takes dozens of trips every year – everything from skiing and snowshoeing in the winter to hiking, paddling and camping in the summer. A recent trip took a group of L.L.Bean employees up the Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park, where a steep and rocky hike led them to picturesque views of Down East Maine.  The Precipice Trail is the most challenging hike in the park and only recommended for experienced hikers who aren’t afraid of heights! These L.L.Bean employees were ready for the challenge.

The Precipice Trail, on the east face of Champlain Mountain, is one of the most challenging trails in Acadia National Park.

The Precipice Trail, on the east face of Champlain Mountain, is one of the most challenging trails in Acadia National Park.

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The 1000-foot climb is very exposed and almost vertical.

The 1000-foot climb is very exposed and nearly vertical.

Warning signs remind hikers to be prepared for a strenuous, exposed hike.

Warning signs remind hikers to be prepared for a strenuous, exposed hike.

The Precipice Trail is one of just many routes crisscrossing Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park.

The Precipice Trail is one of just many routes crisscrossing Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park.

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A difficult hike leads to rewarding views from Mount Desert Island.

A difficult hike leads to rewarding views from Mount Desert Island.

The Employee Outing Club is just one of many employee perks at L.L.Bean.  Want to join the team?  Visit our careers website and apply online.




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