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Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-0177
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beauty of the colours of the leaves, overlooking the sea and the cove, the sunshine, the ascent of the vertical rock face... it was just spectacular, and we couldn't think of a hike that we've enjoyed more. Equalled maybe, but perhaps not topped. So...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed hiking in Acadia National Park. My brother and I put together an 11 mile hike utilizing multiple trails starting at beehive. Trails at times were challenging but well marked with many unique settings( Lakes and ponds, Aspen Groves, and some challenging terrain...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BH1810
Reviewed 20 October 2018

I was in Stowe the night before and met some new friends who told me I absolutely needed to do Beehive. So at 5 in the morning with the first snow falling, I drove nearly 7 hours to make it to Acadia. OMFG - one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank moyali
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Views aren't as great as on Gorham Mountain but the trail is fun if you like challenging ascent/descent. Never gets scary or dangerous.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shatiel
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Did the beehive trail the day before I did he precipice Trail. I loved it! Felt like it was a prep for the precipice trail. The iron wrungs are there to protect you so use them wisely. Otherwise you need a great pair of hiking...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Dean S
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Early 50s female who is not exercising other than stretching/yoga. I made the ascent up Beehive in 30 minutes. It is a mental challenge b/c you must plan which leg/foot to lead with so as not to be stuck or in an awkward position for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 2Runks
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I knew there were some metal rungs used on the hike, but wow what a great climb! We loved the exertion, hiking, and the many metal rungs that helped us scale the face of the cliffs to reach the top of beehive trail. Loved it!!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kbailey1088
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This was really fun hike and a big scary at points but the view at the top was amazing! We had a lot of fun hiking it. You can take the backside travel going down which is a little easier.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sunshinerunner2016
Reviewed 23 September 2018

It is a tough climb in places. You can see in the photos several places with iron bars to assist your climb. It's not for the timid. The spectacular views atop the mountain are well earned. The views are great everywhere along the climb. Keeps...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Turner S
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We liked the fact that the photography opportunities were more frequent and closer to the bottom on this trail. Only reason I didn't rate it better was because the trail was too short! Went early in the morning, and the photos were fantastic. PS: I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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13 July 2018|
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Response from ktranqbase |
Hi I just hiked it yesterday. In my photos it shows a section where there are metal bars that you need to use to go up vertically. Hope that helps!
Maulin S
9 October 2017|
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Response from Judson Z | Reviewed this property |
I hiked both, Precipice is much more rewarding, of course much more climb. I recommend to do Precipice. For the Precipice you can do the loop when you going downhill, which is much quicker and eliminates going down the... More
26 August 2017|
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Response from JesMidge | Reviewed this property |
Cadillac Mountain you are able to drive to the summit... they also have a lot of mild trails as well. The area is beautiful and I definitely recommend?