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Beehive Trail

Acadia National Park, ME
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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I do have a fear of heights. Before we went to Acadia many people had suggested that we needed to climb the Beehive, but warned that it was not for the faint of heart. I worried about this climb for days before hand, becoming stressed and short of breath just thinking about it, but determined to do it anyway. We... More

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What an exciting trail. Not for the faint of heart. Follow the blue arrows. Some walking areas are pretty close to the edge of cliffs and require climbing up cliffs on metal rungs. Luckily not too far. The entrance is at a small sign across from Sand Beach parking lot. Better to take the trail going up Beehive trail. Then... More

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Buffalo, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My wife had never climbed a serious trail like this before. Only 500ft of elevation but the open rock faces, iron rungs, etc. were enough to make any Disney thrill ride pale in comparison. We loved it!

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Lakeland, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have always wanted to try this trail so today I talked my husband into it. I have to say it is scary in certain places as you are on the edge and very high up. Given the fact that I am short, it was a challenge for me as my husband had to boost me up when my legs... More

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

First and foremost - if you do not have good hiking boots and are not an experienced hiker - do not do this trail. Not worth the risk ..... this is coming from a mom/grandmother. IF you are both of the above, this is an 'easy' quick hike for some great views. Be sure to go 'UP' the Beehive trail... More

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a dangerous hike for inexperienced hikers or those who are afraid of heights. My husband and I hiked this trail while visiting the park. We were unaware of its dangers but it was too late once we were half way up the trail. You cannot turn around. The trail has areas that you are climbing on iron rungs... More

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
40 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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