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“Great family walk”
Review of Beech Cliff Loop

Beech Cliff Loop
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Our whole family from 76 to 12 years old completed this trail. A few incline in some places but a great trail with some beautiful ocean views.

1  Thank C W
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

My wife and I are in our 50s, and this is our favorite 1/2 day hike in Acadia. Only 2.5 miles or so, yet some sections offer a good moderate climb. Start from the parking lot - if you begin the trail on the right side, you'll have a pretty steep climb up. My suggestion is to start along the long, flat trail that begins at the far left end of the trail. You'll hike a ways on this trail before seeing your first sign up to Beech.

A delightful way to start a day!

The Firetower on top offers spectacular views of the forests, lakes, and harbors, although the top-most section is only open on Sundays from 10AM-noon. From the tower, continue on a bit along the South cliff trail for spectacular lake views.

6  Thank TonyDLosAngeles
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

Bring your camera and binoculars. Don't be in a hurry. Take your time and enjoy the beautiful views. Pull over to let traffic pass you.

2  Thank jgaddis
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Easy trail up to the fire tower. Great views from the top and as you go up. Be careful as you chose your trail going back down. I took a wrong turn and ended up going down a longer, steeper trail that arrived at the same parking lot. No worries.

2  Thank acaida
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

Found this hiking spot on Trip Advisor and decided to check it out. Started on Beech Cliff Trail from the parking lot and that was NOT easy but we made it through. I had reconstructive ankle surgery but was able to manage the ladders and steps. Views were okay but once you get to the Beech Cliffs Loop it was much better. Descended via the Canada Cliff Trail.

The lady at our B&B asked where we went and said, "How did you find that place?" She was impressed that us novices made the hike.

Quiet and uncrowded trail. Very nice.

2  Thank Deborah Y
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