Valley and Beech South Ridge Trails

HARD 11 reviews
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Valley and Beech South Ridge Trails is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mt Desert, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1338 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

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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3 months ago

This was a wonderful hike! Although there aren't many views that people like Acadia National Park for, the valley trail was beautiful and lush with ferns and different types of moss. There were some switchbacks on the south ridge trail, but nothing too challenging. When we were there (5/29/17), there was a little bit of maintenance you had to avoid on the valley trail.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

One of the best hikes we've done in Acadia. Very few people on the trail and such a beautiful scenery from the summit ( fire tower).

Saturday, August 06, 2016

South ridge is my favorite trail in Acadia so far. Summit isn't necessarily amazing but it does offer great views and the beautiful trail makes it so worth it. Great mix of stone staircases, soft level ground, boulders, scrambling, and a cave! We did it barefoot for a challenge. Very few shoobies here. Don't miss this one.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

A very nice mostly level trail along the base of Beech Mountain. There were very unique rocks and cliffs along this trail. I think I passed by the largest boulder/rock it was huge on this trail. If combined with South Ridge it makes an awesome loop around and up over Beech Mountain! Will go back and hike some more in this area. It is not busy here and the views from top are nice but the trails through the woods are probably as nice as any on the island.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

I believe this is the South Ridge of Beech Mountain trail. Another awesome hike as part of my loop up WEST RIDGE it was a winding some open parts and mostly down through the woods on steps with many switch backs. Moderate to easy is my rating. Could be a little slippery if wet on open ledges. Will do again this fall.