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Beehive Trail

Acadia National Park, ME
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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Wanting some vertical experience but not wanting to "freeze up" on the way, Beehive was the ultimate thrill for me. There is some real challenge to get to the summit up the "ladder" trail. But the "climbing" was only for a quarter mile. In the mean time, the scenery was amazing, and the trail well marked and maintained. It was... More

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The Beehive has always been one of my go-to hikes if I do not have a lot of time. The Beehive is great as it gives you beautiful views of sand beach from above, and also has a lot of vertical, so even since it is short, it will still give you a good quick workout. I would not recommend... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This hike reminded me of the Angel ‘s landing in Zion NP!! Although it’s shorter than other, it’s equally exciting and fun hike. One should understand what to expect from this hike. If you’re afraid of heights or physically not fit, please don’t attempt this hike - There are many other nice places in Acadia. Otherwise, beehive is exciting hike... More

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Katy Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I planned my trip to Acadia months ahead and I was debating to try the Beehive trail the entire time. My husband and I are both in our 50's and not afraid of heights but I did think pulling myself up with the rungs in a few place got my heart beating fast and my palms sweaty. It helped that... More

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Twinsburg, OH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My boyfriend is not a fan of hiking but I was able to talk him into following the trail. When we approached the point where the trail went vertical I abandoned him & went it alone. There where plenty of people on the trail to make it safe for me to be alone. I would rate this trail a solid... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I am adding this hike/climb to my bucket list so I get credit for checking it off. It was a lot more exciting for this 50 yr old gal than I expected. So glad I went. Wear good hiking footwear with grip and I like the ankle support as well. I wouldn't take preteens due to safety risks. You should... More

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Brewster ny
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had been to Acadia when I was very young. Young as in 4 years old. Being 19 now I thought it would be a great time to do it again. The only thing I knew I could expect from the beehive was beautiful views. Reading a review about 7 down or so by a Danielle I believe(?) she states... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

After reading previous reviews I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to make it up this trail. I am in average shape. It was totally fine and safe. There are metal rungs and yes it is quite vertical but there is ALWAYS something to hold on to. The ledges are wide enough as well. There were children and a... More

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Tampa, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Precipice is often closed in the busy summer months due to Peregrine Falcon mating/nesting, (a worthy cause) and the beehive is an excellent alternative trail! The trail starts with a rugged trek over small rocks and then leads to some knuckle-clenching climbing on ledges equipped with metal rungs and ladders. This hike is NOT for those who fear heights,... More

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Naples, FL
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Gets your palms a little sweaty and your nerves on edge. The trail is well marked and there are rungs to help you as you climb vertically to one of the best views in the park. Highly recommend this climb if you're able bodied.

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