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Great trail with amazing views like others have said, however I'd note that it's best to take the trail up from the Loop Route, then up to Beehive Summit. With the ledges and iron rungs, It could be challenging to descend the eastern face from the summit

Incredible hike with and incredible views. Towards the top you have to hold on to rails that have been put in the rocks. I don't recommend this trail for people who are afraid of heights

Incredible views. Nice cardio getting to the top. Had to use a few metal rungs here and there.

Absolutely my favorite hike in the park. It was gorgeous!

amazing trail..

This hike will get your heart racing...but it is worth the amazing views and the pride you have for yourself for completing it! Must do this if visiting Acadia!

A personal favorite Acadia hike of mine for many years. Though short, this climb is mostly "up" offering some fun yet challenging (but safe) rock scrambling in the beginning that gets you up high quickly. About half way up you are able to continue up the path or veer off into the "ravine" which is very doable with 2 ladders to bring you back up to the main trail. Beautiful views from the top. Basic physical strength needed to complete the hike.

Views are great, but really crowded. Tourist spot.

Really enjoyed this trail. Good way to spend a half day. DEFINITELY do St Sauveur up then Valley Peak trail to loop up with Acadia Mountain trail, then go down the less fun part of Acadia Mountain trail (but also easier to descend because there are steps down) to finish the loop. You get the better views on the way up and a better hike this way. You can do this by starting at the Acadia Mountain parking lot then taking St Sauveur trail to start or park at the St Sauveur lot and take the Ledge trail first (the latter option just adds distance and can be slippery when wet)

Some reviews make this sound way scarier than it is. I also get queasy with heights. Yes you need to watch your footing and climb some rungs but it is a fun, short trail. We went as the sun began to rise, it was totally empty (week of Oct 14), took us about half hr to get to the top and we had time to settle before the sun peaked out above the ocean. Definitely recommend this over the crowds on Cadillac Mountain (which we also did) for a sunrise!!!

This was such a fun hike. We took about an hour to reach the summit but this was only because we stopped to take a lot of amazing pics. The colors during autumn made it so much better. Definitely worth it.

Nice and short, not too strenuous. We hit the summit in a half hour. Several of great photo opps with the fall colors

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29 days ago

This was a phenomenal experience. The views on this trail are beautiful. Paradise!

great short walk good views.

A little scary but super fun! Beautiful colors in October

I love how fast you get amazing views on this hike! Some scary parts for sure but they just add to the fun!

hiking
1 month ago

It’s popular for a reason! Crowded but it’s pretty awesome to be hiking so close to the ocean all the way. Very easy trail and a lot of fun!

hiking
1 month ago

Views are amazing but this is a HEAVILY tracked trail along a main road. Mostly flat.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful, adrenaline pumping climb.

Went during the summer it was super crowded but still tons of fun. Just don’t look down.

This is strenuous, and if you’re afraid of heights be full warned that there are points of cliff exposure! But it is so worth it for the views! We hiked this immediately after watching the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, and the trail was very quiet and not many people were on it! You should walk the beach when you’re done! Beautiful views and so worth it!!

Breathtaking views of the ocean!

Great little hike

hiking
1 month ago

Never knew that “bar” harbor was a sand bar! If you’re in the area, you must do it once. It’s the most tourist hike second to Cadillac. The views and such are (3) stars but the act of walking across the bar is literally awe-some.

Though it’s said to be a “must see”, parking is not clearly marked on the way up, the top lot is tourist mayhem. “Trail” is a walking path with lots of people. Good to check it off the list, but not our favorite spot.

Perfectly marked. Do not climb if you are afraid of heights. I have never heard such gasps of awe of the scenery from my wife. Absolutely perfect (hard) hike.

hiking
1 month ago

We did this trail right after Precipice and found it actually fairly easy in comparison. There’s a mix of rock scramble and a short iron rung climb but you get to the top if 30 minutes (maybe less, it was raining for us). The views here are absolutely incredible. If you do this hike during peak foliage I think you get the best views. If you go down the Bowl Trail there’s a fun little pond which people go for a dip in the summer.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views and a great climb.

You definitely need to start this trail with the iron rungs first. Going up them was intimidating (there was definitely a point of turning around not feeling like an option), but I think going down them would have been terrifying. Not a trail for kids or seniors with questionable balance. Amazing views!!! Except for on the top, we staid surprisingly out of the cold fall wind.

Beautiful views at the top. It was scary at parts but almost all tough spots had a rung to hold. Experienced hikers only- is my suggestion for this hike.

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