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The view of this climb from the landing says it all.

I will start my review by saying the Beehive face part of this trail is a moderate climb and not... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Saratoga Springs, New York
Best Trail in Acadia, but No Walk in the Park

The views from the top are absolutely the best among trails, though it's a challenging climb up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-0177
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Reviewed yesterday

We liked the fact that the photography opportunities were more frequent and closer to the bottom on this trail. Only reason I didn't rate it better was because the trail was too short! Went early in the morning, and the photos were fantastic. PS: I...More

Thank Patricia I
Reviewed 6 days ago

I will start my review by saying the Beehive face part of this trail is a moderate climb and not for those who fear heights or the potential to fall. All should be serious is climbing this trail as small mistakes could be costly. With...More

Thank jraeyre
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last day of exploring beautiful Acadia National Park, my daughter kind of hid the fact that the Beehive trail has it's dangers and is pretty tough. It is in my opinion a more advanced trail and requires a great deal of climbing up...More

2  Thank Mis605
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After the climb we were amazed that we did it. It is a climb that involves literally hanging onto rungs and heaving yourself up. We were told to keep a three point contact at all times and that advice helped. My husband and I had...More

1  Thank Sally R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from the top are absolutely the best among trails, though it's a challenging climb up steep rocks and some steel ladders. You CAN cheat and take the exit trail to the top and avoid a lot of the really dicey spots, but the...More

1  Thank billhobo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had a limited time visiting Acadia and decided to do the Beehive and Bowl trails. As young and active people, we were surprised by the amount of athleticism needed during parts of the hike. That said, it felt incredible once we got to...More

2  Thank suzybobbie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the beehive loop after deciding that precipice sounded like a little too much. It was a nice challenge, but not too hard. I hadn't done a trail like this before. Going fairly slowly, especially because I got behind a large group of teenage boys...More

2  Thank Brenna R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this trail is neither long, nor takes much time or fitness, it does have a bunch of places where it is narrow, and you have to climb up rungs of ladders. The good thing is that once you start on it, there is no...More

Thank Vinod K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I did this hike in June and were treated with such a great experience. I will say that some of the sections are not for the faint of heart. There are a couple of spots with steep drops and we saw a...More

1  Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Beehive Trail is a great option for families interested in doing some fun climbing with kids, but are not ready for the Precipice Trail. The Beehive is a hike that includes some climbing up iron rung ladders, scrambling up rock ledges and crossing some...More

1  Thank Seth M
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Rose F
July 13, 2018|
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Response from Keeley Y |
Hi I just hiked it yesterday. In my photos it shows a section where there are metal bars that you need to use to go up vertically. Hope that helps!
Maulin S
October 9, 2017|
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Response from Judson Z | Reviewed this property |
I hiked both, Precipice is much more rewarding, of course much more climb. I recommend to do Precipice. For the Precipice you can do the loop when you going downhill, which is much quicker and eliminates going down the... More
August 26, 2017|
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Response from JesMidge | Reviewed this property |
Cadillac Mountain you are able to drive to the summit... they also have a lot of mild trails as well. The area is beautiful and I definitely recommend?