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I was in Stowe the night before and met some new friends who told me I absolutely needed to do... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alex M
Manhattan Beach, California
Awesome workout

Did the beehive trail the day before I did he precipice Trail. I loved it! Felt like it was a prep... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dean S
Long Island City, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

1  Thank Dean S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank 2Runks
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank kbailey1088
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Turner S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Patricia I
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I will start my review by saying the Beehive face part of this trail is a moderate climb and not for those who fear heights or the potential to fall. All should be serious is climbing this trail as small mistakes could be costly. With...More

3  Thank jraeyre
Reviewed 11 September 2018

On our last day of exploring beautiful Acadia National Park, my daughter kind of hid the fact that the Beehive trail has it's dangers and is pretty tough. It is in my opinion a more advanced trail and requires a great deal of climbing up...More

3  Thank Mis605
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Rose F
13 July 2018|
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Response from Keeley Y |
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?