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Beech Mountain Trail

Acadia National Park, ME
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

For the shortness an relative ease of the hike, it was definitely worth it! It is also in a less tourist packed part of the park which is nice. We only passed 2 groups on our way up and down. There are two options, a .4 and .7, we took the .4 mile up. Absolutely amazing views of 3 harbors... More

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

When you arrive at the top there is a fire lookout so you can get above the trees. From there you can see the following: Sargent mtn, Acadia mtn, st. Sevaur mtn, flying mtn, sutton island, cranberry island, islesford( little cranberry island), baker island, southwest harbor, and northeast harbor. Every time we Come to Acadia we do this hike, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Great hike down via the Canada cliffs... Lots of great views and then cool shaded forest walks... Took the .6 mile trail on the way up which was very steep and surprised by 3 ladders at the top which i would not recommend for kids or novice hikers-

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The dappled light, fern covered boulders, ancient pines and stone walls made for a magical hike. We veered off the Beech Mountain Trail down to the lake, which was an absolutely beautiful hike, but when we got all the way to the bottom, we discovered that we were at the parking lot by a great place to kayak. Was delighted... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Beech Mountain is a great hike through the woods. I would rate it a moderate hike with some good inclines, but no scrambling needed. You will cross a view streams that add to the experience. There is a fire tower at the top that gives you incredible views of Somes Sound and the south part of MDI. This is a... More

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Ellsworth, Maine
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17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I am a novice hiker. This trail will suit hikers of all skill levels. Beautiful views. Well maintained trails. Children friendly - but keep them close, there are a few areas where they should NOT run off alone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

It's steep and it has a ladder so it might not be for everyone but the hard work is worth it. The view of Echo Lake from hundreds of feet above is wonderful. My 6 year old nephew was able to do it, with little trouble.

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Bangor, Me
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

This is one of the great moderate climbs. It's on the quiet side of the Island.

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Yucaipa, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

We did this as a 4-5 mile loop. Mostly it is beautiful forest and rocks. Definitely some vistas of lakes, etc - with the best part being the beech cliffs area (which is not that far from the parking lot).

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

My family has kids ranging from age 10 to 3. When we were in Acadia park, we struggled to find trails that aren't too long, too short, too steep, or too mild. After some research, we tried out Beech Mountain Trail. It turned out better than expected! The trail is not very long, but with decent climb with plenty of... More

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