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Beehive Trail

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0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
63% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 384' 117 m
Descent: -147' -45 m
High: 527' 161 m
Low: 179' 55 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 64% (33°)

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

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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 run 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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Jul 7, 2019
Courtney Adams
Gorgeous! Well worth it! 2mi — 2h 09m
Jul 26, 2017
Heidi Jewett

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While plenty steep, the Beehive Trail rewards you with phenomenal views looking down on Sand Beach.
Mar 30, 2017 near Bar Harbor, ME
View of the Beehive.
Jan 21, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
A view from the summit of the Beehive.
Jan 21, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
View of the ocean from part way up the Beehive.
Jan 21, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Metal grating that makes up part of the trail that you climb.
Jan 21, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Part of the trail requires climbing up metal rungs to scale the mountain.   Not for small children or people who are afraid of heights.
Jan 21, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME

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