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Beech Mountain Trail

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Length


1.2 Miles 1.9 Kilometers


353' 108 m

Ascent

-353' -107 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

829' 253 m

High

477' 145 m

Low

Shared By James Kaiser

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This short loop hike offers great views of western Mount Desert Island with minimal hiking.

James Kaiser

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Family Friendly A relatively easy hike on a mountaintop with great views.

Overview

If you like hikes with nice views but don't like lots of uphill hiking, it's hard to beat Beech Mountain Loop. The trail starts at a parking area near the top of Beech Mountain.

Description

To get to the parking area, turn south onto Beech Hill Road off Route 102 (Pretty Marsh Road) just south of Somesville. Follow the road three miles south until you reach the parking area.

Just past the trailhead the trail forks. Head right and you'll pass great views of Long Pond before ending up at the 839-foot summit of Beech Mountain. Notice the Beech Mountain Observation Tower, which was once used as a fire lookout but is now closed to the public. After enjoying views of the Cranberry Isles from the summit, continue along the trail as it loops back to the parking area.

Thanks to guidebook author and photographer, James Kaiser, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about visiting Acadia, check out his .

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Nov 3, 2018
Andy Messmer
Oct 20, 2018
Ric M
Oct 10, 2018
Davide Forin
Sep 21, 2018
Paul Hight
Went to fire tower 1.2mi
Sep 19, 2018
C Ward
Sep 16, 2018
Wayne Allen
Added an trail walk to cliffs. Awesome hike for us and the dogs. 4mi
Sep 3, 2018
Michele Stamm
0.8mi
Sep 2, 2018
Prajwal Juvvadi

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  4.1 from 9 votes

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