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The Bee Hive - Acadia National Park

A steep climb to the top of this small mountain with wonderful views out over the Atlantic and surrounding Acadia hills
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Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 2 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  This is a short but very steep 500 foot climb from sea level to the top of this 500 foot mountain of rocky ledges. It is very steep... more »

Tips:  Parking:
From the Park Loop Road in Acadia park at the Sand Beach Parking area.

There is a $20 fee to get into the National Park.

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Points of Interest

1. The Bee Hive Trailhead

Head off on the trail from here. Look up at the cliffs above you.

2. Trail Junction

You will want to climb up the steeper switchbacking trail to the right as going up steeps is always easier than going down them! Start heading up!

3. Summit of the Beehive

At just over 500 feet you are at the summit of the Beehive! Enjoy the great views down to Sand Beach and the Atlantic.

4. The Bowl Side Trail

Head off this way down to The Bowl for some lakeside views. There are several trails in this area to get you down there but they are all so short you won't get lost. Just make sure when you get to the Bowl that you turn around and head back towards the Beehive. From here take the Bowl Trail back to the trailhead after visiting the pond.

5. The Bowl

Some different views here of the surrounding hills.

6. Parking

You can park at the Newport Cove Parking Lot for Sand Beach. Then just walk back up the road a little to the trailhead to start the hike.