Beech Cliff Trail via Beech Cliff Loop

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Beech Cliff Trail via Beech Cliff Loop is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mt Desert, Maine that features a lake 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.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 547 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

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

Added the trek to the summit on this route, and it was absolutely fantastic! A bit of everything from scrambling to a serene walk through a beautifully mature forest, and finally the summit with an amazing panoramic view. One of my favorites for sure.

hiking
9 days ago

Great hike going up from the beach! Rocky trail leads to a fairly steep ascent. Views are great from above. Continue on to Beech Mtn!

hiking
2 months ago

Straight up on the cliffs with boulders and 4 ladders. It was great views at the top and even better on the Beech mountain Ridge.

hiking
10 months ago

Views are awesome on top. Going up / down from / to Echo Lake Beach provides the experience of climbing some iron ladders:-)

10 months ago

We just did the short loop from the Beech Cliffs parking lot and it was super easy and short, with a gorgeous view of Echo Lake and beyond.

hiking
10 months ago

fun hike

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike with excellent view at the top!

11 months ago

Start at end of Echo Lake parking lot. I took my wife with. She is short and had open heart surgery 2 years ago. There are 4 iron ladders near the top. Go right for greatest views. Come back from top and make the loop back to Echo Lake parking. A fun trail.

11 months ago

BEWARE!!! NOT an easy hike!!! Marked Strenuous, accurately, on my map! 4 ladders staight up the cliffs, not good for dogs or people afraid of heights!!!

11 months ago

Beautiful views, a few ladders which made the hike more challenging & fun

11 months ago

We just did the short loop at the top and came back down to the parking lot but it was such a great view of Echo Lake.

hiking
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Was an easy walk and a break from the rest of our hike we connected multiple trails and this one provided a nice break.

hiking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

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
Sunday, October 08, 2017

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
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Loved the view up top over looking echo lake

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Nice but short

hiking
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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!

hiking
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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