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I chose this as our family's first hike on our recent visit to Acadia because I wanted to be sure that all four of us had a chance to complete a hike on one of the park's ladder trails. I was determined to complete the...More
We stumbled on this trail from the other direction and didn’t actually do the ladders.( I wish we had!). You can access the trail from the parking lot on other side and reach the beautiful views without using the ladders-which might be good for those...More
This hike is relatively short to the top — less than a mile. It climbs steeply from the Echo Lake parking area up to the Cliffs. There are 3-4 ladders on the trail too. Great rewards at the top with spectacular views of Echo Lake...More
We accidentally went on this trail (Beech Cliff Trail) from the parking lot of Echo Lake Beach Road and kept going up until we needed to climb ladders after ladders all the way to the top of the cliff. It was fun, and actually not...More
my kids really wanted to do a ladder hike while we were in acadia--we settled on this one based on great advice from our vrbo owner! our six year old handled it like a champ and had no issues with the strenuous climb. and the...More
The beech cliff trail is one of Acadia classic ladder trails. Very steep first section, in fact straight up on ladders for part. However, after ascent, this is a very nice loop which is much easier on top. This is not for young kids- we...More