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Lower fall was gorgeous. Overall trial was really nice. Definitely need to watch your step and keep an eye on the yellow trail tags. You snake along the river the whole way. At about the half way point the trail changes to being extremely overgrown and narrow. I wasn’t trying to end up with a bunch of ticks on me this time of year so i turned around here. Got pretty muddy at that point too.

One of the best easy hikes around. Used to always do an out and back trail up Watatic, but I tried this a few weeks ago and again yesterday, and it was great! My hiking partners liked this loop better both times.

Beautiful hike however encroaching construction towards the far end of the trail makes the path hard to follow. But it was certainly an adventure!

Loved it my dog had so much fun running in and out of the water. The bugs weren’t to bad as long as u don’t stop for a long break!

We took the South trail going up and then did a slightly longer loop taking Clark Trail, then back west on the Hurricane Trail (uphill again) before heading down on the West Trail. Best part aside from the amazing views, was the mossy forest along Hurricane Trail. If you have the opportunity, take the extra .5 miles to head Southeast on Clark Trail, then West on Hurricane before heading down on West. Or, take the South trail going up and down.

Good cardio workout for sure

Very beautiful hike and great view of Eagle River and on a good day, you might see part of Anchorage as well.

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23 days ago

Nice little hike. We stopped at the lower falls and it got a little busy. There are a lot of dogs off leash which was nice to see.

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1 month ago

Did this one in the winter around April, at the top there was snow up to my thigh but was well worth the views up top!

I'm biased since this has been in my back yard since I was born.

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1 month ago

Beautiful view, given it started drizzling mid-hike but nonetheless it was gorgeous. Trail gets steeper and more gravelly as you get closer to the top but overall was a fun hike.

Challenging yet not too much so. The day I went it was pretty muddy and it was slippery in quite a few places. Overall had a great time.

Great hike! Pretty well marked, there are only a few parts that are very grown in and the trail gets narrow. I hiked with my two dogs and they loved it - lots of water for them. Make sure to bring waterproof shoes!
The falls are wonderful and hiking along the stream is super nice.

This is a nice serene easy trail for a couple or family. Let ya of bigs so definitely come prepared. Not a long trail at all, but the waterfall on the end/on the way is quite beautiful. Great place to explore and make lasting memories.

I've been coming here for years . pretty easy hike with beautiful view

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1 month ago

Recommend bringing trekking poles. Very steep on the way up, if you take the right entrance. Left side could be used for both up and down if you don’t mind walking a little longer and stay on the safe side. Amazing view on the top though! Could be a great work out trail!

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1 month ago

Fantastic hike!! definitely not for the faint hearted, the walk is pretty steep and the air gets very thin but it's worth it for the views! FYI the ski lift looks like its shut but there are two so keep walking down and you'll see it; $15 for a trip down - we were dead on our feet so were more than happy to grab it. Lots of wasps around the top for anyone allergic. A must hike!

Fairly long trail with a couple sections of arduous paths but the view was SO worth it! If you just stay on the path and push through you’ll soon be met by a stunning view of the harbor!

Fantastic trail! The ascent up Champlain offered nice views, followed by an awesome view of the coast from the summit. On the the way down to The Bowl there were plenty of delicious wild blueberries. Once we got past The Bowl and to The Beehive, there were huge crowds of slow-moving flip-flop wearing people trying to get up the Beehive for the photo op. I ascended and got down as soon I could and found a nice spot for a swim in The Bowl to cool down. Back up Champlain and to the car was easy, although it was quite hot and there’s a lot of hiking in the sun! Overall was great.

Love this trail!! I did about 4 or 5 sunrise hikes here in July and I have nothing but good things to say about the trail and the view at the top!
There is a couple very very rocky sections but the majority is a nice dirt trail

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1 month ago

Well worth the hike. I’d recommend going up the hard route (right) and reward yourself by coming down the easier side (left). The views at the top were breathtaking. Took about 35 minutes up with water breaks and had the summit to myself. If you have the time, continue along the ridge to Black Tail (another must do).

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1 month ago

Nice river walk, payoff is nice with a closed in pond and waterfall

What a nice place to hike. I was surprised by the abundance of different mushrooms in that forest. They grow in many colors and different sizes.
Luckily we used bug repellent so the mosquitoes didn't bother us too much.

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1 month ago

Steep steep to the top, but so worth it! Went down the easier way, and that helped a lot.

I started at the Champlain Mountain Ridge trail parking lot and took the bus to Sand Beach. I then went up the Beehive Trail and up Champlain Mountain from the South side. The trail is beautiful but is very exposed. The ascent up the Beehive was not very difficult in my opinion, however I am an experienced north-east hiker and a mildly experienced rock climber. The Bowl was an excellent picture spot, and the ascent up Champlain Mountain gave excellent views to the South, including the Bowl, The Beehive, and Gorham Mountain. The summit of Champlain is spacious and gives wide views of the surrounding mountains and water as well as the town of Bar Harbor. The summit quickly gets crowded as there are many trails that intersect nearby.

First time ever today. So awesome! The views are spectacular.

1 month ago

Nice early morning hike to the top and some great views.

great hike, waterfalls where really nice. We had recently got rain so they had a nice amount of water. Varied terrain, ups, downs, rocks and roots.

Great hike with my 7 year old. Just enough challenge and beautiful views from the top.

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