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.
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
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.
Challenging hike but worth the effort.
Awesome to see ocean from this perspective!
Amazing hike and views!
Remember to do the Beehive bit counterclockwise:)
Great hike with great view of the ocean and entire island.
beautiful views. 360 at the top
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!
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.
Nice hike and a watering hole to swim in!