Beech Mountain Loop Trail

Southwest Harbor, Maine

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This hike offers great views of Long Pond and Somes Sound, along with a chance to climb to the first platform of the park’s only re tower—a steel structure, still in good condition, atop 839-foot Beech Mountain. The trail is also a good place to watch the migration of hawks; we saw four kestrels dive and soar above us during a hike one fall.
Hiking Acadia National Park

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Hiking Acadia National Park

by Dolores Kong & Dan Ring (Falcon Guides)

This hike offers great views of Long Pond and Somes Sound, along with a chance to climb to the first platform of the park’s only re tower—a steel structure, still in good condition, atop 839-foot Beech Mountain. The trail is also a good place to watch the migration of hawks; we saw four kestrels dive and soar above us during a hike one fall.

© 2016 Dolores Kong & Dan Ring/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Southwest Harbor
Distance: 1.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Spring through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park
Local Maps: USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Beech Mountain Loop Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/15/2006
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A great hike with my nine year old - the fire tower ending sold Evan on this hike before we left. It had rocks, blueberries and views. Taking the alternate trail back made3 a nice loop.



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