This Easy Maine Hike is a Gorgeous Place to Start Your Outdoor Adventures
Are you as excited as I am to get outside and start exploring? I'm looking forward to a summer of adventures including as many new hiking trails as possible.
I'm not a super experienced hiker. If it involves ropes or various safety equipment, it's probably not my first choice. But I do love a challenge and a hike that ends in an incredible view. If you're looking for an easy-ish hike with beautiful scenery, Beech Cliff in Acadia National Park is for you.
Trail Details from AcadiaMagic.com
- Trail Rating: Moderate
(some steep grades, some level stretches)
- Trail Length (roundtrip): 1.2 miles/1.9 km
- Trail GPS (from Beech Hill Road): 44.31522; -68.343608
For hikers who are just worn out by overdoing it, or for those with family members whose knees just are as trustworthy as they've been, this is a safe and wonderful trail for everyone. Just a 1/2 mile from the car park and the view makes you want to just sit and take it all in. For anyone coming to Acadia, this is a great early morning or sunset roost for taking it all in. A must do when visiting Acadia.
The trail wound back and forth through exposed-root laden treeline, rock slides, and ascended cliff faces via metal ladders attached to the rock face.
A nice walk with a really beautiful view. The walk is not difficult although much of it is uphill. The final climb to the top of the rocks can be slightly difficult for some people.
This starts off with a 'walk' through the woods and ends up with wonderful views of Echo Lake and parts of Some's Sound. You can take a short loop or also do Canada Cliffs which will still take you back to the same parking lot. An easy hike for a family.