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Beech Mountain Trail

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Great for snowshoeing in winter

We were lucky to find a little spot at the end of the road about .3 miles from the parking lot, due... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2017
Trenton, New Jersey
Ranger-Led Sunset Hike

We took the Sunset Hike led by Park Ranger Patrick - it was the last ranger led hike of the season... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2016
Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

We were lucky to find a little spot at the end of the road about .3 miles from the parking lot, due to the 2 feet of snow. We snowshoed in taking the Canada Cliff trail which was not difficult, but it was beautiful to...More

Thank junkmailpile
Reviewed November 2, 2016

We took the Sunset Hike led by Park Ranger Patrick - it was the last ranger led hike of the season. It was cool out, so we wore layers, it got pretty hot climbing even in cool weather; water and a hiking pole came in...More

Thank TandTontheroadagain
Reviewed October 25, 2016

This trail was so beautiful. The views are breathtaking from the top. You can climb up the first set of stairs on the fire tower, but not to the top. There is a fork in the loop shortly after you start down the trail. Take...More

1  Thank hdwallace
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

If you want to explore the quieter side of Acadia, this is a wonderful hike. We started and ended at the east end of Long Pond. A steady climb for a couple of miles to the summit through lovely forest and climbing over a few...More

Thank archman8
Reviewed September 5, 2016

moderately strenuous hike, with good shade on the trails, and rewarding views at the top. Parking lot is small and fills up quickly in the summer, so arrive early

Thank Jason M
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We hiked up the shorter, more strenuous route with a 4yo. Once you're high up enough to see a view you can stop on some large flat rocks for picture or snack break. The fire tower wasn't open on the day we were there but...More

Thank mm137
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

The loop trail is about three miles in length with the highlight being a peak view at a fire towe offering breathtaking view of surrounding lakes and bays.

Thank John B
Reviewed August 3, 2016

The photo for this is of Beech Cliff, not Beech Mt. Please correct this. The BMT is good, but you should stay on the Bar Harbor side of the island. Much better trails--Gorham, the Beehive, the Precipice, Champlain Mt., Dorr, etc. Do the park loop...More

Thank Zin3
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We drove over to "the quiet side of the island" to hike this trail simply because the fire tower was open. So glad we did! There are two trail options from the parking lot. When you enter the Beech Mt trailhead next to the restrooms...More

Thank Medic2848
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Some of the best parts of Mount Desert Island (MDI) and Acadia National Park are outside of the main tourist trap of Park Loop Road. Make it a priority to hike up the Beech Mountain Trail on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon (1pm-3pm) in order...More

Thank JessieD_VA
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