9 Jul 2012
Each year, we try a new hiking trail when we are at Acadia National Park. This year, we needed to adjust our difficulty level a bit to cater to the little guy. We chose Beech Mountain Trail. What a great little hike with BIG reward at the top.
It’s rated moderate, but we didn’t have too much trouble with it. Griff was excited to jump and climb all the rocks, declaring he was going to be “King of the Mountain!”
I took up the end of the hiking pack, being sure to capture the little things the front of the pack pointed out.
Not far into the hike, we hit the first outlook. I couldn’t believe what a beautiful view so early into the hike.
The kids were anxious to get to the top. They had read there was a fire tower up there. SO we didn’t take too long to take in the view, but kept climbing.
The hike itself is about 2.9 miles and has an elevation of 589 feet.
Once we hit the summit, it was breathtaking. Everyone couldn’t help but wonder around and take it all in. The kids raced up the fire tower, but were disappointed to find it only open one level up. It is closed to the public except on special weekends. So they jumped down and explored on the rocks instead.
It was another fantastic hike in Acadia National Park!