Beech Mountain Loop Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Beech Mountain Loop Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mt Desert, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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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7 months ago

7 months ago

Nice end of day hike. Great views. The shorter more steep route to the left was the better way to start.

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

Fun hike, steep but quite enjoyable, even on a cloudy day

9 months ago

10 months ago

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10 months ago

This was a great hike! We stumbled across it on accident, just driving around, and we were so glad we did! Breath taking views at the top and not a very difficult hike.

hiking
11 months ago

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11 months ago

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Beautiful views, some fairly steep sections but this is a great hike for just about anyone! There is a fire tower at the top that you can climb up. The day we weren't there was a park ranger at the top answering visitors questions. Highly recommend this trail if you're in the area!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Nice family hike with spectacular views. Our boys 4 and 5 loved the fire tower at the summit!

hiking
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

So unbelievably easy! Easy enough where I could run most of the way up with a 5-10 minute run down. Amazing views of Acadia and the firetower is a must!

hiking
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hike to the fire tower is an annual event. Great view of long pond. Easy climb

Monday, July 06, 2015

birding
Monday, June 01, 2015

This was a lovely mild climb with great views throughout the hike. The trail gets quite buggy though, so I highly recommend bringing bug spray. I traveled with a group birding along the trail and saw lovely bursts of color; from golden-crowned kinglets, to blackburnian warblers, to the blue-headed vireo. Black-throated green warblers were singing along the entirety of the trail.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

On our last day on MDI we decided to check out this hike since it is short. We weren't disappointed, the views of Long Pond, Echo Lake, Bass Harbor, SW Harbor and surrounding mountains were awesome.

hiking
Friday, July 25, 2014

Monday, June 02, 2014

This is a great trail if you want lots of reward for relatively little work! We stopped along the trail and chatted with a ranger so, unfortunately, by the time we got to the top the fog had rolled in. It's definitely on our list to do again this summer!