Member Trip report
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK BEEHIVE SUMMIT TRIP
Trip Report/Photos from Gandalf
Before leaving ANP Jon and I decided to finish climbing up the Beehive Trail which is similar to the Precipice Trail but shorter! This is an incredible little hike with thrilling rock scrambling and stunning views. The Beehive is the majestic peak that overlooks Sand Beach from the northwest and is a thrilling Acadia classic!
This ingenious route heads right up the steep south face of the peak and includes granite steps, iron rungs to climb up, and several handrails for exposed rock scrambling sections! We were rewarded with incredible views of Sand Beach, Great Head, and the surrounding area. The summit was a wonderful place to relax and have a snack.
We then continued down the back side of the Beehive to tag the actual highpoint and get great views of Enoch Mountain and Champlain Mountain to the north. The rest of the hike was much easier as we descended the west side and headed towards "The Bowl," a beautiful lake nestled in between the surrounding peaks to make this a loop hike. We finished our visit to ANP with one more ride on the loop road to view the surf on its rugged coastline!
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