Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail

MODERATE 28 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

no dogs

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

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9 days ago

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11 days ago

This is a moderately strenuous hike which affords very good panoramic views from both summits. The ascent from the trailhead is well maintained and the trail is rather obvious. The summit of Champlain Mountain gives good views of the rocky coast to the east, the distant Northwoods to the north, Cadillac Mountain to the west and the rugged, island-studded coast that is quintessential Maine. The descent from Champlain Mountain to The Bowl is south-facing and was warm for our trip. The ascent from The Bowl to The Beehive is easy and the summit affords views to Sand Beach below. If we had had more time, we would have done the counter-clockwise loop from The Bowl up The Beehive, via the exposed south face. Upon returning to the summit of Champlain Mountain, the descent to the Park Loop Road ("Ocean Road" on AllTrails map) via the North Ridge is a cakewalk. The walk back to the trailhead along the one-way Park Loop Road and Otter Creek Highway is easy; just keep out of the way of oncoming park traffic.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice quick scramble up to Beehive-- definitely go up the Champlain Mountain and make it a nice little hike! A few ways to get down from the summit-- choose wisely :)

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8 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.

10 months ago

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Challenging hike but worth the effort.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Awesome to see ocean from this perspective!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016