Beech Mountain Trail
ElevationAscent: 353' 108 m
Descent: -353' -107 m
High: 829' 253 m
Low: 477' 145 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)
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“This short loop run offers great views of western Mount Desert Island with minimal running.”— James Kaiser
Just past the trailhead the trail forks. Head right and you'll pass great views of Long Pond before ending up at the 839-foot summit of Beech Mountain. Notice the Beech Mountain Observation Tower, which was once used as a fire lookout but is now closed to the public. After enjoying views of the Cranberry Isles from the summit, continue along the trail as it loops back to the parking area.
Thanks to guidebook author and photographer, James Kaiser, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about visiting Acadia, check out his Guide to Acadia National Park.
Land Manager: NPS - Acadia National Park