Beech Mountain West Ridge Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Desert, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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
Fantastic trail! Very steep and rocky; elevation gain is 975ft. in 0.75 miles. You need to be really careful on your way to the summit. The views are one of the best in Acadia in my opinion, both on the way up and on the summit. I did not like this ugly fire tower on the summit, looks very odd and out of place.
WOW what a great hike up through the woods to the open face ledges. Awesome views for over 1/2 the climb. Come out to the fire-tower and awesome views from there. It was steep in places during the climb but nothing extreme. Will do again. Did as part of loop went back down South Ridge Trail.