Beech Cliff Loop Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
606 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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1 month ago

Loved the view up top over looking echo lake

1 month ago

Nice but short

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1 month 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!

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3 months ago

Beautiful interior views of the park and Echo Lake!

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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!

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Saturday, September 10, 2016