The Beehive Loop Trail

Hiking Tours

The Beehive Loop Trail

Try out this 2.4-kilometer circular track in Bar Harbor, Maine. Generally regarded as a difficult route. Because this is a popular hiking region, you will most likely come across other people while exploring. This trail is best visited between May and October. Dogs are not permitted on this trail, so leave them at home.

Acadia National Park has an entrance fee. Fees are assessed per car or motorcycle. The price is per person if you enter on foot, horseback, or bicycle. A park-specific annual pass can also be purchased. For the most up-to-date rates, please visit the park's website..

The Beehive Trail Loop is a must-do hike for all Acadia National Park visitors. This famous loop offers breathtaking views as well as some tough terrain sections of ung and ladder. This circle begins at the Sand Beach Parking Lot, travels over the Beehive, to the Bowl Pond, and returns on the Bowl Trail.

Although the loop can be completed in any direction, the counterclockwise route is highly recommended. Going counterclockwise allows you to go up the rungs and ladders rather than down them. Also, by doing so, you can get the climb out of the way early and enjoy the rest of the ride.

The trailhead is located across Park Loop Road from Sand Beach. You'll briefly be on the Bowl Trail before turning right onto the Beehive Trail. This section of the trail demands scrambling, ladder climbing, rung steading, and scaling steep stone steps. This segment can be difficult and is not suggested for persons who are afraid of heights. The trail is flanked by precipitous cliff drops.

Continue down the trail to the Bowl Pond after admiring the views from The Beehive. The Bowl Connector Trail will be on your left as you go. If you're getting fatigued or running out of time, this trail shortens the loop. You will not be able to see the Bowl Pond if you take this connector.

Return to the parking area along the Bowl Trail after exploring the pond. This track is gentler and does not need any scrambling.