Otter Cliff and its dramatic 110-foot rock walls are some of the most beautiful geological features in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. The cliffs are located on the eastern edge of the island and they appear about a half mile past the iconic Thunder Hole. The rough shoreline headland of lovely pink granite is capped by a dark forest of maritime spruce trees. Otter Cliff has formed over millions of years because of its exposure to the full force of the wind and waves.
The parking area for Otter Cliff is located just past Monument Cove. Following the cove, Park Loop Road begins to curve to the left. A small parking area with portable restrooms is located to the right. A path leads to Otter Cliff on the other side of the street. Walking to the left takes you to the top of the cliffs, where you can step out onto the rocks and take in the views of the ocean. Look for rock climbers scaling the vertical rock walls with their colorful ropes and clanging gear.
- Address: Park Loop Rd
- Town: Mt Desert
- State: Maine
- GPS: Lat 44.31196 Lng -68.18912
- Parking notes: There is a designated parking lot for the cliff located just across Park Loop Road. The Otter Cliff parking lot holds 20 cars. If that lot is full, visitors can continue on Park Loop Road to the Otter Point parking lot and then walk Ocean Path to the cliff.
- Parking directions: HERE
- Location directions: HERE