At a respectable 520 feet, The Beehive rises proudly above the terrain near Sand Beach on the eastern side of Mount Desert Island. As a matter of fact, when you arrive at the Sand Beach parking lot and look back towards the entrance, The Beehive is the dominant geological feature. Look closely and you will likely see people climbing it's face or even standing on its summit.
The Beehive Trail (as it is called) is rated as “Strenuous” and is approximately 0.8 miles/1.3 km long. Hiking is through woods to exposed cliffs. There are iron rungs on the ledges. For more information on other hiking trails select the link to the left or choose hiking trails.
If you enjoy short hikes and can handle walking along slopped granite, consider the Great Head Trail. Rated as “moderate” by the National Park Service, it provides spectacular views of The Beehive and Sand Beach. (Use caution!)
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