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Beehive Trail

Acadia National Park, ME
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Nyack, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

After reading about the Beehive trail, we set out to take on this challenging hike, however, I was not prepared for just how challenging it was. Park along the road at Sand Beach, or in the Sand Beach parking lot, and cross the street and look for the Beehive Summit trailhead. Before going on any of the hikes in the... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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17 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We didn't know this hike had some exposed ledges and climbing up some rungs of ladders, and I probably wouldn't have done it if I had known, because I don't like heights, but we were there, couldn't really turn around, and so I went up! The hike was not actually harrowing - I really do have a fear of heights... More

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Texas
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5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Located near the ever-popular Sand Beach in Acadia National Park, the Beehive is not a stroll in the woods, that's for sure. Rather it is an intense 20-25 minute climb that pretty much goes straight up and features spectacular views of Frenchman's Bay near the summit and at several spots on the way up or down. Kids younger than eight... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This was my challenge hike while I was in Acadia. I am used to hiking but had 8 months prior broken my hip. Was not sure I could do this trail but I really enjoyed it. The trail is more scary than difficult. The views while climbing kept getting better the higher you climbed. My wife took the other trail... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We started at sandy beach and had so much fun hiking the beehive trail! There is a moderate and a difficult trail. We did the difficult trail up and walked back the moderate trail. The difficult one is really supersuper fun with very rewarding views! You HAVE to wear proper shoes though. I think kids 10+ can do this trail,... More

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Irvine, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We journeyed up the trail to the climb while the national parks were all closed, (October 8, 2013) and so enjoyed a peaceful, albeit somewhat dangerous climb. We learned later that there is a second trail up the reverse side, which is highly recommended for the descent, yet we scampered down the rails. That would likely NOT have been possible... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

What can I say. Short hike, lots of vertical, with a few technical areas that have been improved with handholds/ladders for easier access, and rewarding views. We read the forums, gauged the skill level of our 6 and 8 yr olds and went for it. They did great and impressed some of the old timers making their way up the... More

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Remsenburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

wow..... if you are afraid of heights this is not the trail for you..... but the views along the way are incredible....much easier way down if you follow the blue trail the rest of the way

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West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is such a fun trail. There are parts that you are on "the edge" but if you take your time and use the iron handles and ladders you will do fine. My girlfriend is new to hiking and didn't want to attempt Precipice so we opted for this trail instead. It is a challenging but a very rewarding trail.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

When I read the reviews I started to get a little nervous, but me and my wife decided that we are sick and tired of chickening out of things. So we got there first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds (highly recommended) so we had the whole trail to ourselves which was really lovely. It was definitely challenging,... More

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