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Beech Cliff Loop

Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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The views of Echo Lake and its beach are stunning from the cliffs. You can also see Somes Sound and... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Collinsville, Oklahoma
short hike - totally worth it.

A bit outside of the more heavily used hikes in Acadia - this short hike (about 45 minutes) takes... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Warren, New Jersey
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Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The views of Echo Lake and its beach are stunning from the cliffs. You can also see Somes Sound and beyond from here. We took some of our best pictures in Acadia from this trail. It is not a long hike, but does climb in...More

1  Thank hdwallace
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A bit outside of the more heavily used hikes in Acadia - this short hike (about 45 minutes) takes you to some beautiful views and a nice flat rock summit perfect for a picnic break. There are other options for other trails that could make...More

Thank slscottxny
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Our hosts suggested a trail starting at Long Pond to head up to Beech Mountain and the Fire Tower with glorious 360 views. We met very few people on this path and IMHO was a better option than starting at the Car Park closest to...More

1  Thank JGrant44
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Easier than we expected. Nice walk in the woods and some views of the water and rocks. Well marked trails

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The trail was well marked with natural signage. Quiet cool stroll through the trees. Neat stone steps to aid the climb to the top. ON top the view was great, able too see alot, 1st timers , not sure what all the islands/ mountains were,...More

Thank ellen m
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband and I headed out for a moderate hike with great views, the Beech Cliff Loop was just right. One side of the loop is shorter and steeper and the other is longer and more of a slope, so you have your choice depending...More

Thank Cari C
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Beautiful.. Watch a sunset there, just stunning. This is on the easy side of moderate. Short, sweet, beautiful vista. Appears to be undergoing renovation.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This hike, although steep, is awesome. I did this hike with 2 adults and 3 kids and we managed to do this in 1.5 hours. We went up the Beech Cliff trail (0.5 miles) and then we went down the Canadian trail (1.3 miles), coming...More

1  Thank Madison C
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The old Beech Cliff loop was easier, but the diabolical rangers closed the old trail and make you go down Canada Cliffs which are boring and more difficult. If you want to make it the more authentic loop, take the Valley Trail south from the...More

Thank Zin3
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Fantastic hike on the quiet side with wonderful views. My 75-year-old mother, my 10-year-old son and I all enjoyed the hike to the summit and fire tower.

Thank jribeiro63
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