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AllTrails rates this as moderate. For everyday hikers, it may very well be, but for those who only... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nichole4fsu
One of my favorite hikes!

The views at the top of Beech Mtn are awesome, especially of Long Pond and Echo Lake beach. And... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
barbara7952015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AllTrails rates this as moderate. For everyday hikers, it may very well be, but for those who only hike occasionally or have balance or height issues, use your due diligence. We nearly went down this path but luckily another couple around our age (mid-40's) was...More

Thank Nichole4fsu
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Rocky trail to top where you will find a decommissioned fire tower, not open. Fantastic westerly views.

Thank rycebyrd
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The views at the top of Beech Mtn are awesome, especially of Long Pond and Echo Lake beach. And, this trail is not as busy as others in the park.

Thank barbara7952015
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We were on vacation with our four kids, ages 6,8,10, and 12. The kids were really looking forward to climbing ladders on a hike. The Beech Cliff loop only took us 30 minutes from the parking lot, but the kids were disappointed that we didn't...More

2  Thank BethWI
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Beech Cliff Loop is one of our favorite places to see Echo Lake from above. It is hard to find parking, but if you can find it, you should definitely try this out! It's a quick loop, so you can easily do this and also...More

1  Thank ashleyepstein
Reviewed August 7, 2018

You can drive most of the way from Somesville up toward Beech Cliff. The short hike is moderate, and all is worthwhile when you reach the summit - and see the Island.

Thank travelerwayne1997
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I chose this as our family's first hike on our recent visit to Acadia because I wanted to be sure that all four of us had a chance to complete a hike on one of the park's ladder trails. I was determined to complete the...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We stumbled on this trail from the other direction and didn’t actually do the ladders.( I wish we had!). You can access the trail from the parking lot on other side and reach the beautiful views without using the ladders-which might be good for those...More

Thank Scrumptious48
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Fun hike with 4 ladders to climb before reaching the summit. It’s a short 1.8 mile hike but it is steep with a small section of rocks to climb over just before the overlook area.

Thank Tracie F
Reviewed May 18, 2018

From Portland, OR and this hike rivaled the best that the Columbia River Gorge has to offer. Definitely worth it!

Thank Curt B
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