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Beehive Trail

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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This is one of the most fun trails I've ever experienced. It is a unique challenge compared to just... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jason K
Brunswick, Ohio
Worth the Difficult Hike

Hiker beware: this is not an easy hike. There are multiple times that all three contact points are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jay H
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the most fun trails I've ever experienced. It is a unique challenge compared to just walking through the woods or whatever. Don't let the reviews (and pictures) scare you. My wife was mortified after reading and seeing too much, but once...More

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiker beware: this is not an easy hike. There are multiple times that all three contact points are on metal rungs or railings. You will climb vertically on metal rung ladders and you will keep tight to the cliffside as you make your way along...More

1  Thank Jay H
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the very best hikes you can do anywhere! It is a little scary in some places, but we figure that if people died there, the national parks would let people keep hike up. It is steep and thrilling. The view from the top...More

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an exciting and exhilarating hike. It is mostly an uphill hike, using holding/stepping rods to help houst yourself upwards. There is always the ability to have three points of contact to the mountain for instance, two hand holds and foothold. There is one...More

Thank mitravelingteacher
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really liked this hike. Went with my kids, one was 10yrs old. She did fine but she was a little nervous. Overall though the first portion was all rocks. Then it got more vertical, for me that was the fun part. Some of these sections...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a short trail with really fun climbing. Kids loved it. You can park the car at sand beach parking lot and the trail will lead you back there. If this trail is not enough, you can continue to the great head trail which...More

1  Thank Pagew2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good hike/climb, moderately challenging. I have asthma so I had to stop and rest a few times but there are a lot of places to rest out of the way. Once at the summit there is an amazing view and the bowl trail...More

Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It can be very discouraging for someone who is afraid of heights, but the view is so very worth it. Take your time and remember that the way down is not like the way up. The way down is so simple and easy! So keep...More

Thank JesMidge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without doing enough research, I soon found myself, my wife, two brothers, and my 50yo parents working our way up this exhilarating climb. We knew there were sections where we had to climb iron rungs, but nothing any able bodied person can't accomplish. There were...More

Thank Maverick119
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did this trail with my 10 & 8 year old children! They love to climb & don't have a fear of heights and thank god for that! A pretty technical trail with sheer climbs assisted by metal rungs put in some rocks! Must be really...More

1  Thank Patrick D
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9 August 2016|
Response from Ckjbamorris | Reviewed this property |
We heard there was after we hiked down but didn't see it.
6 August 2016|
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Response from Meghan H | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe the shuttle to the park...then there are different shuttles within Acadia you'd have to find out which line takes you to sand beach stop
16 July 2016|
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Response from 3peasinapod | Reviewed this property |
It took us about 1.5 hrs round trip. We ended up stopping and enjoying the views and exploring a bit on way down