Beech Cliff Ladder and Canada Cliff Loop

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Beech Cliff Ladder and Canada Cliff Loop ist ein 1.6 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Mount Desert, Maine. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist am besten von März bis Oktober zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 1.6 miles Höhenunterschied: 488 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

angeleinte Hunde

kinderfreundlich

Wandern

Naturausflüge

Spazieren

Vogelbeobachtung

Wald

Aussicht

Wildblumen

Wildtiere

NOTE: While dogs are allowed on leash, please keep in mind that there are steel ladders that you will have to climb. You will need to carry your dog up or down this part.

wandern
steinig
sturmholz
2 months ago

Beautiful hike, varied terrain, four fairly easy ladders, great views. We extended our hike by going over to the Beech Mountain trail.

A great 1.5 mile hike to start the day. You can’t beat the view up too! A few iron ladders before the summit. Trail was well maintained and marked.

wandern
steinig
3 months ago

wandern
scrambling
steinig
3 months ago

wandern
3 months ago

Excellent hike with plenty of variety. Not for anyone who doesn’t do ladders! View from the top is outstanding.

wandern
3 months ago

By far, my favorite hike. My 10 year old and I hiked this and it was so much fun. I loved climbing over the rocks (its pretty steep!) and my daughter was very proud of herself for making it to the top (she’s a little afraid of heights). We took Beech Cliff up, and I believe Valley trail (can’t remember exact name) down. I wouldn’t recommend Beech Cliff for the toddler hikers out there :).

wandern
4 months ago

Great trail with beautiful views at various points. The Beech Cliff Ladder portion definitely not for small kids and any animals- unless you want to carry them.

wandern
scrambling
steinig
4 months ago

wandern
4 months ago

Start at the far end of echo lake parking lot. Go up Beech Cliff first; would not want to try going down. First stretch was relatively easy, our 2.5 yo did it with only a little help scrambling rocks. After the Lookout point we put our 2.5 yo in the hiking backpack. My husband and I hike a couple times a year and managed this each with a kid on our backs but it was fun/challenging. 4 large iron rung ladders. We did this a day after night time rain and it was a little slick but still doable. We then took Cadillac cliffs back down to the lot and played at the beach. Cadillac cliffs is much easier, a little sunny at top, but beautiful forested with boulders at the bottom, if our kids hadn’t been asleep in the backpack we would have let our 2.5 yo hike the bottom stretch he would have loved it.

wandern
scrambling
steinig
4 months ago

wandern
scrambling
steinig
4 months ago

wandern
5 months ago

4 steel/iron ladders very secure, providing adventure without real danger. I recommend going up the ladders, which are at the start of the trial from the beach side. More fun going up than down ladders and then your downhill hike is less steep. Rewarding views at top. We added on the connector to Valley Trail and then valley trail going South for a while before doubling back to Beech Cliff loop. Valley trail is quite different, easy and magical woodland feel. Good variety and doubt we would have gone to Valley Trail on its own.

wandern
5 months ago

Ladder is not a metaphor. There are ladders.

wandern
5 months ago

Great hike - hike to summit should be rated hard. Unless your dog can climb ladders.... leave it home. Kids loved it. Go swim at the Echo Lake beach before or after. Less crowded too is major advantage.

wandern
5 months ago

This was definitely one of our favorites and it was never planned to be that way. We hit this trail on our way back from Southwest Harbor and the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. In all honesty none of us wanted to hike due to 2 prior days of strenuous hiking, a day of kayaking, and the heat/humidity. We started at the bottom end of the Echo Lake parking lot (closest to the exit) and followed it around back to the parking lot. It starts off with almost an immediate uphill climb but beautiful scenery all around. The views of Echo lake were amazing and worth the climb. The fun part for me was to watch my family (wife who is kind of afraid of heights, 13 to boy with a cast on his dominant arm, and a crazy, fearless 9 yo girl who has to be held back) descend the ladders down the Beech Mnt Trail/ladders. They did amazing and it was a very rewarding experience!!

wandern
scrambling
5 months ago

wandern
scrambling
5 months ago

A great shorter hike that has some fun and exciting bits. Only 3-4 ladders that are secure and shouldn’t be a problem if you can climb up or down a ladder at home.

wandern
5 months ago

This as super steep so I’d rate it a hard and not moderate. We managed to turn back before it got even worse but it was beautiful the entire way. It was 98 degrees during the heat wave so I think we would’ve complete it had it been cooler.

wandern
5 months ago

Our first hike in Acadia. Started from Echo Lake beach. The first half mile has a good number of steps and 3/4 ladders to traverse. Not overly difficult but gets the heart pumping. View from the top is gorgeous. You can see long pond, echo lake, and Sommes sound. Took the Canada trail down the back and took a dip in Echo Lake to cool off after. Definitely recommend if you want a shorter trail with a beautiful payoff.

wandern
6 months ago

Loved this trail!!! We went up the easy way (Canada Cliff trail) and came down the Beech Cliff Ladder. Its a beautiful trail with great views at different levels. On our way down we encountered 3 (or 4) ladders which were and scary and very exciting surprise for us. We are in our 60s and fit and found this trail to be challenging but fun and exciting!

wandern
steinig
6 months ago

wandern
steinig
6 months ago

Pretty steep in the first half but worth the views

wandern
7 months ago

Very nice hike, beautiful forest walk with a few creek crossings at the bottom (if you start with the Canada trail). Took this hike with my wife & 5 year old so we decided not to take on the ladders section. Instead we did the Beech cliff loop at the top (great views, but definitely held my sons hand the whole time) & then took the Beech loop trail back down the other side. Once coming to the parking area there’s a trail that takes you back over to The Canada trail. Some of the log crossings are a bit loose/rotten so have to be careful.

wandern
Tue Oct 02 2018

Nice easy hike, ladders cool but not tough. Good views on clear day

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