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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME

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Best place to catch a sunset.....shhhhhhhh....dont tell everyone.

Asked a park ranger the best place to catch a sunset....Cadillac Mountain is wayyyyy to crowded. She told us, go to Beech mountain, take the Beech Mountain trail, and was she... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Asked a park ranger the best place to catch a sunset....Cadillac Mountain is wayyyyy to crowded. She told us, go to Beech mountain, take the Beech Mountain trail, and was she right. When you arrive take the trails to the left of the bathrooms. When walking down the trails, take the trail that goes to the right. After about 10... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Beech Mountain was a great choice for us during the National Parks government shutdown time. There are several ways to get to the summit: Beech Mountain Ladder trail is the most difficult one, so we opted for a moderate longer hike via Valley Trail. After parking at Long Pond, we started easy walk in the woods and then embarked on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The hike to the Beech Mountain summit provides awesome views inland, to the ocean, as well as the coves and lakes in the area. This hike is designed as a loop, but you have a choice at the parking area. .7 mile to the top via the moderate trail, or .4 mile via the difficult trail. If you want to... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This trail was more than expected as far as length and difficulty. However it was one of the best trails that we were on in Bar Harbor. It is located on the Southwest side of Desert Island. Beautiful Views in multiple stops along the way.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This trail is a little over 3 miles, a bit steep but beautiful views of the Cranberry Isles, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor and beyond. You can also add the Beech Cliffs Trail, a fun Cliffside trail overlooking Echo Lake. Good shoes and water are a must.

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Located in Mountain Desert island > Southwest Harbor Area , it over looks " Long Pond Lake & Acadia National Park "and at times you can also see Echo Lake too. its on Beech Hill road at the very end of the road !!!!!

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Northfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I loved this trail. A park ranger told us that it might be too difficult for us, with the ladders, but it was just right for us. The views were incredible. We hiked from the beach, to the top, and back around to the beach. We ended up doing it twice, so that everyone in our party would get the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a long trail, and there's a fair bit of vertical but it's spread out over a mile or so, making it not too bad. The views are worth it, even if the weather is not cooperating you should be able to see bits and pieces of Long Pond. You can climb up to the first landing of the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We thought we were going on the Beech Loop trail but realized we must be on another trail when we began to ascend the mountain. There were four ladders on the side of the cliff which obviously made this a strenuous trail. I did enjoy it, but thought signage needed to be more clear at the beginning of the trail.... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 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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Address: Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Acadia National Park

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