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Beehive Trail

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 4.8 (110)

This popular trail is short, steep, and well-maintained with iron rungs and stunning coastal views.


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0.6

Miles

0.9

KM

Point to Point

527' 161 m

High

179' 55 m

Low

384' 117 m

Up

147' 45 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

64%

Max Grade (33°)

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Description

From the trailhead, this is a well-marked route. Beehive Trail is very popular, and the trail is very well planned out and maintained. After a short hike through the woods to the beginning of the Beehive Trail, the trail ascends quickly. Iron rungs are incorporated into the trail to aide with the climb. There are a few places with steep drop-offs, so this trail is not recommended for those with a fear of heights, nor for those who are uncomfortable with the use of iron rungs.

Throughout the ascent, the views of the coast and Acadia National Park are breathtaking. After the relatively quick ascent, the summit offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. Due to the narrow nature of the trail, the trail is intended to be one-way. There are several choices for a descending path, and the descent is not down the cliff face and does not include the use of the rungs. This short trail is beautiful and rewarding.

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Haley Bruns

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  4.8 from 110 votes

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Trail conditions and walking path.
Jul 9, 2020 near Bar Harbor, ME
While plenty steep, the Beehive Trail rewards you with phenomenal views looking down on Sand Beach.
Mar 30, 2017 near Bar Harbor, ME
View of the Beehive.
Jan 21, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
A view from the summit of the Beehive.
Jan 21, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Enjoying the gorgeous views from the summit of the Beehive Trail.
Jan 14, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Enjoying the stunning view from one of the narrower ledges of the Beehive Trail.
Jan 14, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME

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Jul 31, 2020
Lucy Xie
1.7mi — 0h 45m
Jul 31, 2020
J J
Jul 28, 2020
Lauren M
Jul 23, 2020
Tom Herr
Exciting! Steep climb up rocks with many steel steps and handholds near the top. Did a loop on the Bowl Trail so I didn't have to go down the same way 0.6mi
Jun 30, 2020
Amanda Hoelzle
Jun 3, 2020
Kevin Boudreau
Oct 29, 2019
Erin Havens
easier than I thought. — 13h 00m
Oct 27, 2019
Brandon Bruce