Beech Cliffs and Canada Cliff Trails Beech Cliff Ladder Trail

Southwest Harbor, Maine

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Featuring a nearly vertical climb up Beech Cliff along four long iron ladders, this hike takes you from Echo Lake Beach up to a cliff top loop and then back down a newly reopened historic section of the Canada Cliff Trail. Enjoy views of Echo Lake,Acadia and St. Sauveur Mountains, Somes Sound, the Gulf of Maine, and the fire tower on nearby Beech Mountain. This tough hike climbs from Echo Lake straight up to the Canada and Beech Cliff ledges, offering excellent views of the lake and surrounding mountains. It features the restored section of the Canada Cliff Trail that has been so highly anticipated. We first learned of it months in advance of the 2011 reopening from an Acadia insider we met while hiking on Isle au Haut. At the start of the Beech Cliff s Trail, a sign warns of exposed cliffs and fixed iron rungs.
Hiking Acadia National Park

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Hiking Acadia National Park

by Dolores Kong & Dan Ring (Falcon Guides)

Featuring a nearly vertical climb up Beech Cliff along four long iron ladders, this hike takes you from Echo Lake Beach up to a cliff top loop and then back down a newly reopened historic section of the Canada Cliff Trail. Enjoy views of Echo Lake,Acadia and St. Sauveur Mountains, Somes Sound, the Gulf of Maine, and the fire tower on nearby Beech Mountain.

This tough hike climbs from Echo Lake straight up to the Canada and Beech Cliff ledges, offering excellent views of the lake and surrounding mountains. It features the restored section of the Canada Cliff Trail that has been so highly anticipated. We first learned of it months in advance of the 2011 reopening from an Acadia insider we met while hiking on Isle au Haut. At the start of the Beech Cliff s Trail, a sign warns of exposed cliffs and fixed iron rungs.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Southwest Harbor
Distance: 2.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Season: Spring through fall
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park
Local Maps: USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Beech Cliffs and Canada Cliff Trails (Beech Cliff Ladder Trail)

Recent Trail Reviews

8/6/2008
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Trail summary says that this is as challenging as the Precipice. I would strongly disagree. This trail is worth a hike could be navigated by someone with a mild fear of heights. Views are nice and the trail is only moderately difficult.



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