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Beech Cliff Loop

Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Great Views from Fire Tower, but try starting at Long Pond

Our hosts suggested a trail starting at Long Pond to head up to Beech Mountain and the Fire Tower... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Cork, Ireland
Easy walk with great views

Easier than we expected. Nice walk in the woods and some views of the water and rocks. Well... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
Peter R
Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Our hosts suggested a trail starting at Long Pond to head up to Beech Mountain and the Fire Tower with glorious 360 views. We met very few people on this path and IMHO was a better option than starting at the Car Park closest to...More

1  Thank JGrant44
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Easier than we expected. Nice walk in the woods and some views of the water and rocks. Well marked trails

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The trail was well marked with natural signage. Quiet cool stroll through the trees. Neat stone steps to aid the climb to the top. ON top the view was great, able too see alot, 1st timers , not sure what all the islands/ mountains were,...More

Thank ellen m
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband and I headed out for a moderate hike with great views, the Beech Cliff Loop was just right. One side of the loop is shorter and steeper and the other is longer and more of a slope, so you have your choice depending...More

Thank Cari C
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Beautiful.. Watch a sunset there, just stunning. This is on the easy side of moderate. Short, sweet, beautiful vista. Appears to be undergoing renovation.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This hike, although steep, is awesome. I did this hike with 2 adults and 3 kids and we managed to do this in 1.5 hours. We went up the Beech Cliff trail (0.5 miles) and then we went down the Canadian trail (1.3 miles), coming...More

1  Thank Madison C
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The old Beech Cliff loop was easier, but the diabolical rangers closed the old trail and make you go down Canada Cliffs which are boring and more difficult. If you want to make it the more authentic loop, take the Valley Trail south from the...More

Thank Zin3
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Fantastic hike on the quiet side with wonderful views. My 75-year-old mother, my 10-year-old son and I all enjoyed the hike to the summit and fire tower.

Thank jribeiro63
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This trail is an easy hour, and if you go clockwise in a loop, starting at Beech Cliffs, it’s not too hard (going counter-clockwise, from the Beech parking lot would mean a lot of up hill scrambling over boulders and rooty paths). Note that older...More

1  Thank Skeptika
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I really like this hike -- not too easy, not too hard. It's a good view and great spot for lunch, if you bring it with you.

1  Thank PhotoJDallas
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