Beech Mountain West Ridge Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Beech Mountain West Ridge Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Desert, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

1.9 miles
715 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


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:

4 months ago

Wow! Spectacular views!! Definitely would do this again. Steep but short and worth getting sweaty

5 months ago

Steep climb in spots but not dangerous.

8 months ago

Great view at top, steep rocky incline
There is a trail on back side with parking and short walk for those that would prefer an easier walk

Monday, August 08, 2016


Friday, October 11, 2013

Fantastic trail! Very steep and rocky; elevation gain is 975ft. in 0.75 miles. You need to be really careful on your way to the summit. The views are one of the best in Acadia in my opinion, both on the way up and on the summit. I did not like this ugly fire tower on the summit, looks very odd and out of place.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

WOW what a great hike up through the woods to the open face ledges. Awesome views for over 1/2 the climb. Come out to the fire-tower and awesome views from there. It was steep in places during the climb but nothing extreme. Will do again. Did as part of loop went back down South Ridge Trail.

4 months ago

Friday, August 12, 2016