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“Hiked with a 10-yo and a 13-yo, new hikers” 5 of 5 stars
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Beehive Trail
Acadia National Park, ME
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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Hiked with a 10-yo and a 13-yo, new hikers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Our 10-yo and 13-yo had never hiked before our Acadia trip on 8/2013, and their first was the Gorham Mountain. Gorham was pretty easy so we decided to do Beehive the next day. Kids’ enthusiasm and excitement more than made up for their inexperience, and the hike was *amazing*. Yes there are some parts of the trail that leave you somewhat exposed, but we never felt in danger. Just make sure you follow the blue marks. My wife wasn’t sure if she could make it, so she took the back (and easier) path to the summit and actually beat us to the top; so if you have somebody in your party who’s afraid of height, this is an alternative. Overall this was a rewarding experience and one of the most memorable of our Acadia trip.

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“YIKES!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

OK, having done, not sure whether we need to do it again. It was a challenge way beyond our imagining -- 'we' being a 60+ couple with our 16 y.o. grand-daughter -- but what a thrill it was! Note: do not attempt to carry trekking poles -- you need both hands free to climb this one. Adding to the fun, it was foggy at the bottom when we started so we did not see what we were into until it was too late to go back, and then it began to rain. The climb itself is not so strenuous -- I don't think we even got winded -- but the height (and the wet, slippery rock from the rain) really got the adrenaline pumping. The climb and return down the back trail only took us 2-1/2 hours. Think twice, and check the weather, before you go. But if you go, you will have an experience to remember forever.

Visited August 2013
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Natick, Massachusetts
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“Wow! We all loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Hiked up with our two girls aged 9 & 11. Got their adrenaline going but was very doable. Views are spectacular and the hike was very rewarding.

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“Oh Goshhhhh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Safe and sound on the ground is what I want to shout!,,, geepers creepers this was frightening...... One slip and you're toast. This was exhilarating but horrifying. I am glad I did it but would not repeat.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Awesome hike, but not for everyone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Great adventure hike, but heights and terrain make this difficult for some. Not advised for small children or babies in backpacks. Lots of cliffs to topple off!

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