Beehive Trail

Bar Harbor, Maine

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A nearly vertical climb up the 520-foot Beehive using iron rungs rewards you with spectacular close-up views of Sand Beach, Great Head, and the ocean beyond. If you hike this trail in summer, plan to start early or late to avoid crowds.You may then find solitude and even encounter wildlife, like the barred owl we saw early one morning on the way down from the Beehive.
Hiking Acadia National Park

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Hiking Acadia National Park

by Dolores Kong & Dan Ring (Falcon Guides)

A nearly vertical climb up the 520-foot Beehive using iron rungs rewards you with spectacular close-up views of Sand Beach, Great Head, and the ocean beyond. If you hike this trail in summer, plan to start early or late to avoid crowds.You may then find solitude and even encounter wildlife, like the barred owl we saw early one morning on the way down from the Beehive.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bar Harbor
Length: 1.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: Spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 75 feet
Top Elevation: 520 feet
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park
Local Maps: USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity Map
Topo Map: Beehive Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking Acadia National Park Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

8/29/2010

Excellent climb up, would recommend alternate route down via the Bowl. Or if you are really up for a hike do the 3.6 miles to Rt. 3 via the South Ridge of Champlain Mountain down to Rt 3 via the Beachcroft trail. Stunning views the entire way!

8/27/2008

The view from the top of The Beehive is amazing. You can see Sand Beach and everything around it. The Trail up the front of the is a tough climb, but if you take The Bowl trail the hike up to The Beehive will be lots easier, but a longer hike.

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