Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2244 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Acadia National Park P.O. Box 177 Bar Harbor, ME 04609-0177 Phone: 207-288-3338 More information: http://www.nps.gov/acad/contacts.htm

hiking
2 months ago

One of the best 'moderate' hikes in Acadia. Taking your time and omitting the Beehive can put this in the 'easy' class.
Gorgeous panoramic views on top.

5 months ago

7 months ago

Challenging hike but worth the effort.

7 months ago

Awesome to see ocean from this perspective!

7 months ago

Amazing hike and views!
Remember to do the Beehive bit counterclockwise:)

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike with great view of the ocean and entire island.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

beautiful views. 360 at the top

10 months ago

Beautiful views

hiking
Sunday, October 05, 2014

Firstly the 2.2mile discription for this track is not correct. We did the loop as follows: parking area on rt 3 north of the tarn lake to the summit of Champlain via the beachcroft trail 1.2 miles. This section is classic Acadia manicured path with many steps and rock ways that switch back up the exposed west face of Champlain. Moderately steep. Summit to park loop road via the north ridge trail, 1 mile. Easy grade down the north shoulder or ridge of my Champlain through granite slabs and pine woods. Park loop road (walking against traffic) to rt 3 bridge returning to parking area at the tarn lake, .8 miles passes a beautiful beaver pond. This would have been a perfect hike, except that we did it in fowl weather with rain and fog. Made for some slippery footing especially on the slabs at the top. Still the setting was perfect and the hardest grade would be on the beach croft trail at moderately steep. Hope to do this one agin in better weather!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beautiful hike. Start at the Bowl and go for a swim before heading up the mountain! Or hike toward beehive and reward yourself with a swim at the end.

hiking
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Nice hike and a watering hole to swim in!

Thursday, January 30, 2014