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Beehive Trail

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-288-3338
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Don’t Be Scared!

This is a must do for anyone who is a capable hiker. It really wasn’t scary & we went while there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joellie C
Reading, Pennsylvania
via mobile
one of kind experience

it was fun hiking up the trail. our very first experience with the steel rungs and it wasnt that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maulin S
Elkridge, Maryland
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“fear of heights” (58 reviews)
“iron rungs” (68 reviews)
“great hike” (38 reviews)
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-288-3338
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do for anyone who is a capable hiker. It really wasn’t scary & we went while there was some wind. It’s a great thrilling experience. The views are amazing!

Thank Joellie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was fun hiking up the trail. our very first experience with the steel rungs and it wasnt that scary. Dont get scared by the signs and what ppl put in their reviews about height issue. Just be cautious and you will be fine. Challenge...More

1  Thank Maulin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started at 8.30 am and reached the top by 9.15 am. Climbed down via the bowl trail. Views are gorgeous throughout the hike. It was pretty windy at the top so carry a jacket in your backpack. Hike- well marked trail, not too strenuous....More

1  Thank 966shrutir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I hiked this with our 7 year old (a very experienced hiker/climber for his age). We loved the vertical climb and all the ladders and bridges. The view was gorgeous! Best hike out of the 5 we did in ANP.

Thank vedettefille
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am very happy I made this climb. My fear of heights are not debilitating but they do cause me anxiety. Truthfully the only two places that really had me fearful was the iron rungs you had to climb on vertically. My advice is to...More

Thank Tlafaye224
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not gonna lie, after reading like 2 reviews of this hike, I was really hesitant about it and decided to just stop reading reviews and try it without any expectations. My husband and I took precautions, wore proper gear, began the climb, and made it...More

Thank CadySanicky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this hike because of the outstanding views the entire way up! I would not rate this hike as difficult physically. That said, it would be much harder for someone with a fear of heights and edges. The actual hike itself I found quite...More

1  Thank Anna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small trail of little over a mile, but there were places where it was quite a sharp climb, but it was fun doin this. Since the trail is not too long, its okay to carry less of water or snacks. The views...More

Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had been wanting to try this hike for a long time and finally gave it a try. It was definitely more challenging mentally than it was physically. You need to feel comfortable with climbing rungs on exposed cliff faces. But the views make it...More

1  Thank noel_neptune
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We hiked the Beehive Trail this past Saturday. It is located off of Park Loop Road and across from Sand Beach which has parking. It is a short hike but it is not for those with a fear or heights. Honestly, please do not attempt...More

Thank Amymariee89
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Maulin S
10 October 2017|
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Response from Judson Z | Reviewed this property |
I hiked both, Precipice is much more rewarding, of course much more climb. I recommend to do Precipice. For the Precipice you can do the loop when you going downhill, which is much quicker and eliminates going down the... More
27 August 2017|
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Response from Pinkgoose | Reviewed this property |
So as you can see, Trip advisor have trouble with my comments :) Otherwise, i'm working in school too and that leave me only with Summer season to explore like ALL THE OTHER TOURISTS !!! If you are planning visiting my... More
9 August 2016|
Response from Ckjbamorris | Reviewed this property |
We heard there was after we hiked down but didn't see it.