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The Best Rock Climbing in Maine

Looking for the best rock climbing in Maine? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Maine. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top rock climbing spots in and near Maine

  • Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    Photograph Portland Head Light

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    Portland Head Light is one of Maine's most iconic and picturesque lighthouses that offers stunning views year round. Located just about 15 minutes outside of Portland, Maine, it's the perfect place to go to watch an early winter sunset and enjoy some ocean views. To get to the light house, you wi...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Hike the Precipice Trail of Champlain Mountain in Acadia NP

    5.0
    2 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The Precipice Trail is one of the most well known trails in Acadia, probably for its difficulty and the fact that it is along the exposed edge of Champlain Mountain.  Much of this trail is more of a climb rather than a usual hike.  You will have to climb and scramble over large rocks as well as c...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Hike Gorham Mountain Trail

    4.7
    1.63 mi / 525 ft gain
    Gorham Mountain Trail is one of the relatively shorter and easy trails in Acadia National Park, and it's a perfect morning spot to catch a sunrise in Acadia (much less crowded than the highly-visited Cadillac Mountain). To access the trail head, you'll need to drive into the park and down the Pa...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Camp at Mount Desert Campground on Somes Sound

    5.0
    Being in the center of Mt. Desert Island, you are just a quick drive to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.This campground offers waterfront and off-waterfront sites.  The waterfront is right along Somes Sound and offers amazing views at anytime of the day.  We went during off season (no reserva...
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  • Newry, Maine

    Hike to Frenchmen's Hole

    The highlight of this swimming hole is a waterfall into a giant pothole 10 feet below, with lots of great spaces for cliff jumping. Always remember to scout an area before cliff jumping. Make sure your landing space is clear of rocks.
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  • Millinocket, Maine

    Summit Mt. Katahdin via the Knife Edge Trail

    11.2 mi / 5267 ft gain
    Started the hike at Roaring Brook Campground and followed the Chimney Pond Trail for 3.3 miles one-way (Elevation gain 1,425 ft). Upon reaching the Chimney Pond Campground, we re-watered and started up Dudley Trail for a short, but steep 1.3 miles one-way (Elevation gain to Pamola Peak 1,988 ft)....
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  • Paris, Maine

    Hall Pond and Singepole Mountain Trail

    2.65 mi / 673 ft gain
    Hall Pond and Singepole Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Paris, Maine.
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  • Newry, Maine

    Table Rock Trail

    1.91 mi / 761 ft gain
    Table Rock Trail is a loop trail that takes you past a cave located near Newry, Maine.
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  • Southwest Harbor, Maine

    Sluiceway Trail

    1.72 mi / 738 ft gain
    Sluiceway Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Southwest Harbor, Maine.
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  • Clifton, Maine

    Eagle Bluff North Summit

    0.57 mi / 213 ft gain
    Eagle Bluff North Summit is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Eddington, Maine.
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  • Clifton, Maine

    Little Peaked Mountain

    0.63 mi / 367 ft gain
    Little Peaked Mountain is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Eddington, Maine.
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Ocean Path Trail: Thunder Hole and Monument Cove

    4.94 mi / 354 ft gain
    Ocean Path Trail: Thunder Hole and Monument Cove is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bar Harbor, Maine.
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Precipice, Orange and Black and Champlain North Ridge Trail Loop

    2.15 mi / 984 ft gain
    Precipice, Orange and Black and Champlain North Ridge Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bar Harbor, Maine.
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  • Millinocket, Maine

    Chimney Pond, Cathedral, Knife Edge and Helon Taylor Loop

    8.31 mi / 3737 ft gain
    Chimney Pond, Cathedral, Knife Edge and Helon Taylor Loop is a loop trail that takes you by the lake located near Millinocket, Maine.
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