Beech Cliff Loop Trail

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Beech Cliff Loop Trail is a 1.5 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.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
564 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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

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8 months ago

Super short and easy trail, went from the beech cliff parking lot all the way up to the vista, then went downhill using the ladder trail....then I had to come all the way back up which was tiring as hell and finished off with a nice nature walk on the canadian cliff trail

hiking
8 months ago

Great iron rung & ladder trail at Acadia that our family really enjoyed! Very short but fun & rewarding with amazing views. Avoid if wet or rainy. Very safe. Just take your time if with younger kids.

hiking
10 months ago

Loved the view up top over looking echo lake

10 months ago

Nice but short

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10 months ago

Easy hike, but one can get a little weak-kneed near the cliffs edges so be smart up there! But the view overlooking Echo Lake is fantastic!

hiking
Friday, June 02, 2017

Beautiful interior views of the park and Echo Lake!

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Friday, September 23, 2016

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!

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Good views. Good hike!

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Wonderful easy trail with spectacular vistas of Echo Lake. Very easy, well maintained and plenty of parking, easy to find.

hiking
Sunday, June 16, 2013

Awesome views easy trail a wonderful hike for small children. Looking over Echo Lake and beyond to ocean just gorgeous today.

hiking
Sunday, May 26, 2013

Great loop over some bolders overlooks "out standing" just like the rest of the park!

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