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Fun and challenging hike!

This is the tamer version of the precipice trail. We were hoping to do that one but it was closed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig Z
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Great hike and views

Fun hike with lots of ladders to climb. Not very scary unless you are really nervous with heights... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Naperville, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the tamer version of the precipice trail. We were hoping to do that one but it was closed because of nesting falcons. We took our five children on this hike in July. The weather was perfect. There are ladder rings and you go...More

Thank Craig Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun hike with lots of ladders to climb. Not very scary unless you are really nervous with heights or have a child who is too adventurous. Can hike down the back way which is more gradual and avoids the traffic jam of people coming up....More

Thank BobWagner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trail delivers! Challenging rock scramble, it goes straight to the top with views of Sand beach and the ocean path trail from 600 ft up! Very doable, but take your time going up! Occasionally look behind you and soak in the view! My 6...More

2  Thank 984kevinq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an incredible experience - don't pass this up. This is a short trail, but pretty much straight up and the required effort certainly goes up along with the elevation. I saw all age levels on the trail, from kids to parents to retirees. However,...More

2  Thank ihaveabrowndog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great hike up the beehive. Very challenging, closer to bouldering or climbing than hiking. Tons of fun but definitely not for everyone!

1  Thank Chi_Town1000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scrambling up Beehive loop was a really great family experience, easily the number 1 thing to do in Acadia national park. It's part hiking part, mountain climbing. It is a bit strenuous-although it didn't take more than 25 minutes it felt longer. The parts where...More

Thank limerboy1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is possibly the second hardest hike in the park (after Precipice) -- it has plenty of iron rungs and ladders driven in to the rocks, so expect a lot of climbing. But the views are fantastic! Take Beehive up, then you can take a...More

2  Thank DCWWPNY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this trail isn't actually physically challenging, I am mildly afraid of heights and this trail was much closer to the edge of an incredibly long drop off of a cliff than I thought it would be. I thought there would be a section or...More

3  Thank meghansobx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I knew going into this hike that the vertical component would be a challenge, but my 7 year old and I are fit and adventurous, so we gave it a shot. We started the hike at 12:30pm on a Tuesday in late June. It was...More

2  Thank katsem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely felt the old vertigo kick in on this one. Not really technical at all, but there are some places you can't trip or make any sort of mistake without dire consequences. Amazing how being on an open cliff focuses your mind on what is...More

Thank Santone7
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Maulin S
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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?