Beech Cliff Loop Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mt Desert, Maine that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Acadia National Park P.O. Box 177 Bar Harbor, ME 04609-0177 Phone: 207-288-3338 Shipping Address Acadia National Park 20 McFarland Hill Drive Bar Harbor ME 04609-0177 More information: http://www.nps.gov/acad/contacts.htm
The trail begins across from the Beech Mountain lot. It is a smooth stone dust road up to the Beech Cliffs. Easy moderate ascent up to a cliff top loop with beautiful views of Echo Lake and East to the bay. The cliff ridges are exposed and beautiful. Loop around and go down the stairs. This hike is short, easy and accessible.
We extended the hike by turning left on the way back down the Canada Cliff Trail towards Echo Lake. You could go down to the lake for a swim if you want. We turned right near the bottom to connect with the Valley Trail right to go back to the Beech Mountain lot.
This made it a much longer but better hike.
We also did Beech Mountain in the morning to the fire tower. Choose the .7 mi trail on right to go up for a moderate hike up with great ledge views. Take the .4 mi trail down for a steeper descent.
Enjoy! Do the Beech Mountain then the Cliff after!
Good views. Good hike!
Wonderful easy trail with spectacular vistas of Echo Lake. Very easy, well maintained and plenty of parking, easy to find.
Awesome views easy trail a wonderful hike for small children. Looking over Echo Lake and beyond to ocean just gorgeous today.
Great loop over some bolders overlooks "out standing" just like the rest of the park!