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Beehive Trail

Acadia National Park, ME
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We took this trail after some debate due to the warnings about the danger. We have two children ages 10 and 12 so we warned them about taking it seriously and being very cautious. As long as you take it slow and your kids understand to be cautious, then go for it. It was the highlight of our kids day... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I can't really say anything new than the other reviewers have said. I agree on if you are not fit or scared of hikes this is probably not for you. I think there is a point that you really can't turn around, so once you start the ladders you need to keep going! The views are amazing! parking was easy... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The trailhead is right across from sand beach.The hike is about one hour round trip.I would rate it as moderate it was so much fun, I did it with my fourteen year-old she loved it so much she begged to do it again the next day. The views on the way up are amazing. Best hike of our visit well... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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
80 helpful votes 80 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
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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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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