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Murphy Lane

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A short, flat, but charming trail that connects Schooner Head Path and the Precipice Trailhead area.


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0.3

Miles

0.5

KM

Point to Point

97' 29 m

High

79' 24 m

Low

17' 5 m

Up

10' 3 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

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Features Fall Colors · Wildflowers

Family Friendly A short, easy trail with some interesting marsh areas and forests to explore along the way.

Description

This trail links Schooner Head Path (to its east) and the Precipice Trailhead area (to its west) together. Rudolf-Ernst Brünnow, a Princeton University professor - and the designer of some of the park’s most famous trails - blazed this simple connector path in the 1910s so that people could access Champlain Mountain more easily, especially his Precipice Trail.

Although the path is only 0.3 miles long, and is flat, it still has its charms. Several beautiful birch trees line the trail and are quite stunning in the fall. There are also some interesting marshy areas to the immediate north and south of the path. Some who have traveled Murphy Lane claim it gives you a better historical appreciation of the logistics that the park’s early trail designers had to deal with to make Acadia’s mountains more accessible to the general public.

Flora & Fauna

Some nice birch trees and wildflowers line this trail.

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David Onkst

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