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Beehive Trail

 4.8 (57)

Length


0.6 Miles 0.9 Kilometers


384' 117 m

Ascent

-147' -45 m

Descent

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

64%

Max Grade (33°)

527' 161 m

High

179' 55 m

Low

Shared By Haley Bruns

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

Haley Bruns

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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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Sep 19, 2018
Ryan Vanscoy
Sep 15, 2018
Brooke Grow
A lot of fun but very busy on the weekends. I would recommend Precipice over beehive if your looking for exciting... it is difficult but less traffic
Sep 13, 2018
R. Schumann
Sep 8, 2018
Sara Levine
Sep 4, 2018
Michele Stamm
0.6mi
Sep 2, 2018
Chris McCloud
Did as part of Acadia/New England/Maine/NB trip (after dropping Jiaxin at bus station) August-September 2018.
Sep 1, 2018
Max Esteves
Sep 1, 2018
Eugene K
Part of the Beehive & the Bowl loop

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  4.8 from 57 votes

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