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Address: Acadia National Park, ME

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I greatly enjoyed this hike, and did not personally find it all that difficult. I have done a fair amount of hiking, but I don't know if I would necessarily call myself an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I greatly enjoyed this hike, and did not personally find it all that difficult. I have done a fair amount of hiking, but I don't know if I would necessarily call myself an "experienced hiker". I do enjoy hiking difficult/interesting trails. The way up involved quite a few metal rungs to climb (never on the side of cliff, but more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is more of a climb than a hike (500' in a half mile) but well worth it. If you want more of a climb there is the Precipice Trail, or for an easier walk, the Gorham Mountain trail. Either way you will reach the ridge of Mt. Champlain and have spectacular ocean views. From the top of the Beehive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

i think it's insane to do this hike.... that's me who cried and sobbed reaching the peak of El Capitan. I would never risk my life going around those ledges without any handholds...

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16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Hiking through Acadia with my husband on our honeymoon and I decided to test my fear of heights and do this trail. I kept telling my husband that if it got to be too much, we would just turn around. We hiked it pretty early in the day to avoid traffic on the trail which I'm very thankful we did.... More 

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Minneapolis
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195 reviews 195 reviews
103 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Enter this trail from the upper sand beach parking lot. This is definitely more of a straight climb than a hike. Our 10 and 12 year old boys scampered up like mountain goats with no problems. I have a fear of heights, but I like to push myself and I thought I would just turn around and go back down... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A couple plus decades ago when I was about 12, I went with family to Acadia and all I remember is Eagle Lake and the Beehive. I'm happy to say that in revisiting Beehive, it's still the same after all these years! I may be a little slower getting up there, but the crazy rock edge cliffs and awesome views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Another fun trail--if you're not sure about doing the Precipice trail, do this one first. At it's worst the Beehive is as challenging, but the 'scary' section is much shorter than those on the Precipice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Fun hike! Beautiful day! Precipice is definitely the more challenging of the two, Beehive is a good one to start with as a warm up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

According to the National Park Service description (http://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/upload/HkingTrails-2011-NEW.pdf), this trail is considered "strenuous". If you are in decent shape, it should be no problem, assuming the weather is good (i.e. not wet). I am somewhat afraid of heights but did not find this hike to be very scary. The rungs make it easy to get up the steep sections, even... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Do it, it's fun and easy and great views. Do this one before doing Precipice to get a hang of climbing on ladders and walking on the edge.

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