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Beech Mountain Trail

Acadia National Park, ME
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Albany, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

This hike was long and enjoyable, with a ton of variety along the way. There were varying terrains and there was a bit of challenge along the way.

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very beautiful trail. Kind of mossy. Got lost but luckily able to find our way back. West ridge trail doesn't have clear signs. It's a forest trail that really makes me feel like I'm in a movie from prehistoric times or in a fairy tale.

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It has a look out ranger tower to look over Long Pond , Acadia and view of Mount Desert Island . very easy trail > walk & climb to the top of this mountain . Recommend ...... Dislike > need direction to find this trail . But worth it in the end .....

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Butler, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We really enjoyed this hike. It is a pretty good workout, but not too difficult and/or techincal. The views along the way of Long Pond are great and the view at the top is beautiful. There is a tower that you can climb up to get a better view. I thought the view on top of Beech Mountain was much... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

You really cant go wrong hiking to the top of any trail in Acadia. This trail fits the same category. Good view on top. Only difference withe this trail and some of the other moderate trails in Acadia 1. Take the 0.4 mile hike up and you will get some really nice cardio exercise. Steep climbs but not very difficult.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We did this trail after kayaking and in the afternoon so we were a little tired. Very nice views. Beautiful!

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great hike with wonderful views of the western part of Acadia - the quiet side. It overlooks Long Pond and further west. Very close to Southwest Harbor and Acadia Mountain. An old fire tower is at the summit with terrific views!

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Avon, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a very nice, well maintained trail and it is over on the quieter side of Acadia. The trail is not for the wheel chair set, but is not overly strenuous with mostly secure footing. A few big rocks to climb up and down but not too many. Recommend you take the trail that goes up and around the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

There are amazing views! It's steep going up, but it's not very long. Definitely worth the climb. We just did the loop, but I think you can combine it with other trails. Our ten year old loved it! I even did it with a bad knee (but I wore a brace). I would do this hike again.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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