The wonderful thing about Acadia's hikes, is, you can find anything from the most challenging to the easy....from lengthy, many mile hikes to itty bitty short ones, and every one of them has a scenic view or a payoff for trudging up and down boulder paths, scrambling over rocks, or hey...how about the carriage roads? There you just have to walk up and down steep grades now and then, or bike them if you are in fantastic shape and know how to use your gears....We seem to be lacking in knowledge how to use all our gears, wish there was a class to help with that!
Trailhead location: Head south from Somesville, on ME 102, turn right or west at the flashing yellow light towards Pretty Marsh. Take the second left onto Beech Hill Road at the sign pointing to Beech Mountain and Beech Cliff. Follow Beech Hill Road south for 3.2 miles to the parking lot at its end. The trail for this hike leaves from across the left (east) side of the parking lot.
A couple other more challenging trails intersect off this trail...the Canada Cliff Trail is one.
Within just a matter of a few tenths of climbing up a boulder series of steps, you have the amazing views below.....You are looking down at Echo Lake, and yes, it really was this blue today as we gazed down upon the tiny swimmers below....
|A little bit of rock in places, but nothing we couldn't handle|