Beehive Trail, Hike #8
Beehive Trail is the second hardest climb in Acadia. It is straight up, 500ft. in 1/10 of a mile. It is not for the faint of heart, this trail is full of ladder rungs and steep drop-offs. Due to the narrow paths and no railings this trail is meant to be one-way. Just before going on this trail we had stopped by the park rangers and the kids received another Jr. Park Ranger Badge. I asked the ranger if the trail was safe, her reply, "Just put the fear of God in them and don't look down. They will be fine."
So because of the difficulty of this climb I took very few pictures while we were climbing but these should give you an idea of the climb. The kids absolutely loved it and wanted to climb it again as soon as we were done.
At the top of Beehive there are a number of ways to get down. We chose Bowl Trail to complete our loop. It was an easy decent and we were rewarded with some of the best sights in Acadia. With so many sights, seemingly similar, it may be hard to believe that one is better than another, and maybe they aren't. But each experience was so different, the sights, sounds, and smells. Each had a different feeling depending on the lighting or time of day.
So our second to last hike was complete.