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

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.

Great trail! Good challenge

hiking
11 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
11 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
12 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.

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

hiking
18 days ago

Short but steep and technical. Not for anyone afraid of heights or not comfortable with using metal rungs.

Nice little trail along the waters edge. Not very hard or strenuous. A lot of the fun looking parts near the cliffs were closed off for habitat restoration. I can’t complain about that.

I don’t like driving to the summits of mountains for their view. I took this path up and found it to be a pretty technical/difficult hike. Lots of near vertical sheets of rocks you have to navigate up. I went at a slippery time and it seemed like if I slipped I could’ve been seriously injured. I think the challenge was worth it though and would say to just hike carefully. Don’t do this one on wet rainy days. Once you’re done you’ll feel very accomplished.

Good trail with lots of nice views. Mostly a lot of stair climbing which gets somewhat tiring. Would recommend as a nice small jaunt from the nature center.

Before hiking the trail I psyched myself out by reading too many reviews about the trail. It was honestly not bad at all. Just focus on the ladders and it’s not that hard or scary. The only part I felt any fear on the way up was when a group of teenagers decided to go backwards down the trail while I was on the rungs. Don’t go backwards down the trail you’ll be putting others lives at risk. Hit the trail early because it gets a bit easy. It’s a very quick hike to the top with awesome views the whole way.

Wow! Incredible views, a bit difficult in places, but totally worth it!

hiking
22 days ago

Pretty popular walk. I guess the appeal is walking across on low tide. Doesn't really do much for me. Views from the high point on the island are alright.

hiking
22 days ago

Lots of people walking along here. Easy walk.

hiking
22 days ago

I like how the website says that this is the #2 of 133 trails in Acadia, but that it is "lightly trafficked". It is pretty busy. Parking can be tough on the trailhead on the park loop road. I think the views are nice, but I know a lot of people who hate on this trail.

hiking
22 days ago

Good if you have no other options. Can cut over on Murphy Lane to the Precipice trail and avoid some of the parking issues at Precipice trailhead. But the Schooner head path parallels the road and is unremarkable.

hiking
22 days ago

Parking is tough at this trailhead. Best to get there early in the morning. Is a nice alternative to sunrise on Cadillac.

hiking
22 days ago

Very crowded. Don't even think about it for sunrise or sunset.

Less hike, more climb. There is a point where you have gone far enough that it would probably be more unsafe to try and backtrack than to continue on. So go in knowing that.

Beautiful views, very exhilarating for those who don't frequently hug rock that high. Trek down after the summit a welcome break. 10/10 would climb again.

Great hike with some very nice views. Fun short hike for my 8, 11, 12 year olds as well as my wife and I. Take your camera for some very nice shots.

I hiked North Ridge Trail in college with my friend. Prior to hiking North Ridge Trail I had only done very short hikes. You have beautiful views of the ocean for most of the hike and the view from the top is wonderful. The top can get kind of crowded with all the people that drive up but I think the hike is something everyone should do! My other friend and I are planning to go this year!

Trail was well blazed, in great shape, not too difficult, and a ton of fun! We did the Cadallic Canyon route and that added a lot of value to the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty busy spot for bikes. A good chunk of this trail is wooded, so it won't be non-stop views.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike. Some good colors in fall.

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