Explore the most popular birding trails in Acadia National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Pretty quick and easy trail - great for kids!

scenic driving
18 hours ago

absolutely stunning drive. it feels as if you're transported to the west coast.

Lovely trail! Nice view points and beautiful scenery. Trail was moderate

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful easy hike. We did this MDW and it was hot so ending up at the beach was perfect! Great views.

If you have the time, do the whole path. Usually empty early in the morning, and so quiet. Varied terrain. Easy as far as ratings go for Acadia NP

Nice little hike, we were the only people on the trail early in the morning.

Nice hike, intersects with many other trails if you want to extend your hike. Restroom in the parking area always a plus. There's a garden you can walk through after as well

The hike in the beginning up the ledge trail is roots and rocks and a bit steep. However once it levels off there are wooden planks, forest floors, and rock face scrambles. The most amazing views can be seen once you approach the Valley Peak trail. Had a snack overlooking the Sound and other area mountains. This trail was a bit slippery as it rained the night before. My new favorite hike on the quiet side of the park.

It's a rewarding moderate hike to the top of Cadillac. We were the only people on the trail early in the morning, however on the hike down, we had to pull over quite often to let others by. Go as early as you can to avoid crowds on this popular trail

great views all the way up. highly recommend!

Nice tail, amazing view all over being on top of the mountain or near the water.

Amazing experience! Views are awesome. Do not attempt if you are afraid of heights

Loved this loop!

How is it possible for the same vista to look even more awesome only 10’ higher?! We hiked to Champlain north trail, only to find even more spectacular views.

Can’t wait to return and Eno camp sometime. My wife is a rockstar for setting this trip up for us.

we really enjoyed the hike, wonderful ocean views.

Beautiful views!

It’s a great hike. Who cares if it’s short? Amazing views the whole way up and super fun to feel a little daring going up the iron rungs. Go early though to avoid other humans.

Such a bueatiful trail. easy. Some harder trails branching off, like bubbles and Jordan cliffs, but it if you want a bueatiful flat walk in Acadia, this is your trail.

hiking
10 days ago

Great trail! Good challenge

This was a beautiful trail, but I wouldn’t rate it as easy. Depending on which way you took, the first part of the trail is flat. The second part has you walking over rocks and on a wooden boardwalk. Would not recommend that section on a wet day.

hiking
13 days ago

i love Beehive because you get a rungs and ladders experience that is thrilling, but it doesnt last that long. you can experience a sensation that you are really being risky without much of a risk! the tarn at the end is pretty outstanding, too. bring a picnic and a hammock and relax at the end of the hike!

This was such a fun hike to take our time on. The views were beautiful and the trail was well marked!

Fun hike. A bit hard and scary but it was fun to do.

backpacking
14 days ago

Fun hike; super hyped, really fast we kept hiking up to the lake near the bowl. Steep but not as challenging as we thought.

hiking
15 days ago

Hiked on 5/8/18, the day could not have been better. Everything that can be said about the Beehive has already been said - would do it again and again if I could.

My friends and I spent 5 straight days hiking as much of Acadia as possible and this was by far our favorite trail. It's very challenging and at sometimes feels quite dangerous. You have to be pretty deep into a hike to make it to this trail but it's way worth it. We did it going down which was a total thrill. I wish I could have taken better pictures but we didn't feel comfortable taking out any cameras. Picture a crazy winding rock staircase straight down (or up).

Great hike! We enjoyed it and so did our dog!

Rocky trail with lots of uneven ground. Tough on the knees! The peak of St. Sauveur isn’t particularly breathtaking, but once you start walking along Valley Peak it’s pretty much an incredible view the whole stretch. The little detour for the waterfall is totally worth it, you can easily climb next to or to the top of it and sit in the shade to enjoy the view. We cheated and walked back down Man O’ War, which is a flat path (old access road?). All in all a pleasant hike through woods, steady incline, and beautiful views.

Short hike with amazing views. There’s several options to follow for a longer hike. Lots of fun stretches over rock with ocean views.

I love this Trail and my dogs are so happy here. Great views and much serenity. Just a nice easy hike with so much to offer.

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