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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME

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Beautiful view, tricky climb

I did a mainly solo hike of this trail in August 2016. I had read some reviews online that said it was an amazing hike with a beautiful view, and someone said it was like a mini... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jordan L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did a mainly solo hike of this trail in August 2016. I had read some reviews online that said it was an amazing hike with a beautiful view, and someone said it was like a mini Precipice Trail (considerably the most dangerous hike in Acadia). It was a beautiful hike with an amazing view of the ocean, but I... More 

1 Thank Jordan L
Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Ok, I'm from NC, have done some 4 hr strenuous hikes( for me anyway...). Unless I got this all wrong, you actually begin your ascent and see people- tiny specs- climbing on the edge with a cable between them and splat! Is that why they call it the Beehive? People look like bees on a hive? Uh didn't do that,... More 

Thank Julee G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was a very short trail that at times was dizzying. I'm terrified of heights and was scared I wouldn't be able to do it, but all the iron rungs are in perfect places and at 5'7", I didn't once feel like I had to reach to grip the next handhold, so it actually wasn't too bad. I wouldn't recommend... More 

Thank Ellie R
Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

There are many beautiful hikes in the park but I enjoyed Beehive Trail the most. We were there during peak fall colors so the views were fantastic. The entire hike (coming back Bowl Trail) can be easily completed under an hour. Hand bars and rails are strategically placed to get you through the tough spots. It is a fun challenge,... More 

1 Thank jluikart
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

While researching our Acadia trip, I came across this hike. I knew it would be more of a mental challenge (getting over fear of heights) than it would be physical challenge. My husband and I made the mistake of viewing the YouTube videos of the hike the night before and I think it made us nervous to the point that... More 

Thank dnc42316
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The best hike I ever did. amazing view and all the way is fantastic. We enjoyed any moment of the trail.

Thank Ronen R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to step out of our comfort zone and try this trail. So glad we did!! A great sense of accomplishment and beautiful views are the rewards. Trail is completely doable if you are generally moderately active and have just a bit of leg and arm strength. Some steps were a little stretch for me, since I'm short, but well... More 

Thank ProperUrchin
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We got here later than expected and ran through this trail in about 45 minutes... Tons of fun and gorgeous views as the sun was setting!

Thank malitz11
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is totally different than anything I have ever done before. You literally climb up the side of a mountain there are strategically placed rungs to help you get up the mountain. There are boards and rungs placed in spots to help you get across certain parts of the mountain that would be pretty dangerous if they weren't there, but... More 

2 Thank Nina P
Cape Breton Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Awesome hike, amazing views. It was all people in their 20s and 30s when we were there but anyone with moderate fitness/agility could do it. I wouldn't do it in the rain because of the iron rungs. Would definitely definitely recommend.

2 Thank Kim A

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