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Beehive Trail

Acadia National Park, ME
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Metuchen, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My son and I have been scaling the Beehive for as many years as I can remember. He was a small fellow when we first climbed it and I believe he recently introduced his college companions to the challenges of this trail. So it's become a family tradition. Its hard to elaborate on one of the signature experiences which my... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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113 reviews 113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Beehive Trail is an excellent little hike that incorporates some easy non-technical climbing and leads to excellent views of the coastline. There are a couple of slightly challenging moments that can make you a little nervous, but there's no real danger if you show a little care and common sense. Be sure to give the people in front of... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Short, semi challenging trail. First trail I hiked when arriving at Acadia. Serene views of the coastline. Popular trail so a lot of people.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Go early this trail gets crowded with inexperienced hikers. It was a lot of fun with some challenging parts. The view is great. Had younger child with me and he was fine on it. Beware of tourists that start taking pictures when you are hanging on the metal bar below them on the steepest cliff! Be aware of other people... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was really nervous taking out 7 year old daughter on this trail from reading all of the reviews. So glad we went forward with it. It's really not that bad. It's definitely challenging and you have to be fit to go on this. Also no fear of heights. We went on a clear, sunny day so no issues with... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Took my 14- and 12-year-old sons on the hike; they both really enjoyed it. After ascending the Beehive, we continued over to The Bowl (taking the longer loop down the mountain). The Beehive trail gets really narrow at points and it feels more like a climb for most of the way up, but you don't need any special climbing gear... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have a fear of heights and had an amazing experience here. Just scary enough to get my heart pounding, but by no means I possible. Well worth the trip and highly recommended.

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Moretown, Vermont
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Don't bypass this hike if you are looking for an adventure! It's not for the young, the faint of heart, or the unprepared. Do not wear your crocs or slides: sneakers or hiking boots a must. A highlight of our trip!

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Middletown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Being the daring 19 year old of a family of 5, I knew that this the one thing on my list to do at Acadia. I LOVED the hike. My parents are in their 40s and while it was a bit more than they were expecting (I may have downplayed it to get a yes) they made it and were... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great trail. About 1/2 of it can include narrow ledges and hand/foot rails. I was surprised by the number of people who tried to bring young children up this trail (many of them turned back). Probably the most interesting thing about this trail was at the top, it's a short hike to "the Bowl" (a mountain lake!). Bring your swimsuit... More

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