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Beech Mountain and Valley Loop

MODERATE 40 reviews
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Beech Mountain and Valley Loop is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mount Desert, Maine that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
479 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

no shade

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

hiking
21 days ago

Nice trail with a combination of rock paths and forest. Was a little difficult to find the valley trail from the water tower but once in it was easy to follow. Recommended as a moderate spring hike.

7 months ago

Start at Echo Lake at the end of the Parking Lot. You will get to the Ladders.

8 months ago

Hiked the whole thing before realizing there's no ladders on this trail.

8 months ago

We hiked this as a family in August and highly recommend it. There are a few exposed ledges but nothing too scary for a family that is by no means skilled. at the top, take the short loop trail to the right for great overlooks. not crowded even at high season. If you are looking for the ladders, know that they are not on the trail shown here on Alltrails. The ladders are on the trail up from the Echo Lake Beach House just east.

10 months ago

Good quick hike from Echo Lake to the Long Pond boat launch via the valley trail. It is easier going up the ladders than down.

hiking
Sunday, November 12, 2017

This trail DOES NOT go to the ladders. The ladders are on the trail coming up from Echo Lake

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Great views of Long Pond and really great views at the summit of Beech Mtn. Climb the fire tower for even better views!

hiking
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Great hike but we missed the ladders somehow? Lots of trailwork ongoing on Valley trail-cool to see how they are moving stone with zip lines.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

This is a short but rewarding hike with great views above Echo Lake and some interesting ladder climbs along the way.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Great trail. Ladders were pretty cool. Views up on the ledges were great too

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

ladders were out, but still a good time.

hiking
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Amazing, what a different kind of trail, I've never had the opportunity to climb ladders while hiking, very cool.

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