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Beehive Trail

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Not As Tough as You Might Think

Ok, I need to clarify that my kids came up with that title. I did not even attempt this hike... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina
Fun hike, maybe the best in Acadia National Park (unless fear of heights)?

If you have a bad fear of heights, give this one a pass. If you're from the flat lands, this might... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2016
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed August 2, 2016

Ok, I need to clarify that my kids came up with that title. I did not even attempt this hike because I am terribly afraid of heights. If you have a fear of heights, or if, like me, you do not feel confident about your...More

Thank LadyBlue67
Reviewed July 31, 2016

If you have a bad fear of heights, give this one a pass. If you're from the flat lands, this might give you a bit of a rush to go up and be well worth it. If you like some adventure, be sure you do...More

1  Thank Live4VacationTrips
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I do not like heights! There are several areas where it is just scary. It is a great thrill to climb this mountain. Well worth the effort and the fear

Thank Paul F
Reviewed July 30, 2016

If I wasn't laughing or grinning so much, I could have been scared. NOT for the infirm, overweight or non-adventurous ten year old. Not too high- about 500 feet, but straight up. Metal bars, hand holds, narrow ledges, at least two man made ledges- you...More

1  Thank Linda P
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Without a doubt the trail takes some energy to do it. Are there places where one has to be careful?? Absolutely, but if you are in a fair condition and not too much afraid of height one can do it. Take your time to judge...More

2  Thank globetrotter1311
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

If you're up for something really different, you should try the Beehive Iron Rung hiking trail in Acadia National Park. It starts as a moderate climb, and then about 10 minutes you will find iron rungs,just like ladders, built into the stone and rock you'll...More

1  Thank Jill C
Reviewed July 25, 2016

great hike, steep in spots. two notes of caution; 1. there is a short period where the hiker is walking along an exposed ledge which is easy to navigate and only 20 feet or so but would make some people uncomfortable. for most it is...More

1  Thank tim-dartmouth
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a great hike short and technical at times. Some exposed cliff accent with iron rungs and latter steps. Not too bad but extremely busy. Trail can get congested so earlier the better. Maybe not the best for little kids or people with vertigo....More

Thank xray1313
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We are a pretty active family and read many reviews of the bee hive. Our children (12,11,8,6)- can be adventurous. That being said we took beehive up, 2/4 froze. Became panicked, cried, fear took hold. After deliberation we decided we would attempt to go down---one...More

4  Thank Meghan H
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Do not attempt this hike if it is raining or windy. Definitely a better view on a clear day. Use caution with kids and those afraid of heights. Not pet friendly. I am scared of heights. I clutched to the rocks and tried to slow...More

1  Thank Cadielynn
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August 8, 2016|
Response from Ckjbamorris | Reviewed this property |
We heard there was after we hiked down but didn't see it.
August 5, 2016|
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Response from Meghan H | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe the shuttle to the park...then there are different shuttles within Acadia you'd have to find out which line takes you to sand beach stop
July 15, 2016|
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Response from 3peasinapod | Reviewed this property |
It took us about 1.5 hrs round trip. We ended up stopping and enjoying the views and exploring a bit on way down