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Beehive Trail

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Trail

0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 384' 117 m
Descent: -147' -45 m
High: 527' 161 m
Low: 179' 55 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 64% (33°)

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Trail shared by Haley Bruns

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

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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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Oct 6, 2019
Yizhang Chen
Oct 3, 2019
J S
Oct 3, 2019
Bear Rinehart
9h 52m
Sep 30, 2019
Aaron Christoph
We completed the trail with the Bowl loop. Our group of 4 with the youngest being 9 and the oldest 67! — 1h 45m
Sep 25, 2019
Kevin Degler
Sep 22, 2019
Matt Dougherty
Sep 18, 2019
Jon Mead
Sep 6, 2019
Amanda Lowell

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  4.8 from 99 votes

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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
Using the iron rungs to get up to the next level on the Beehive Trail.
Jan 14, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME

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