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The Beehive, Champlain Mountain, Gorham Mountain
Bar Harbor, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Heading up the Beehive
Heading up the Beehive

Route: Bowl Trail, Beehive Trail, Champlain South Ridge Trail, Gorham Mountain Trail

Precipice Trail is closed for Falcon pre-season training or something. Doubt they'll win the Super Bowl anyway.

Beehive Trail was a lot of fun - steep steps, iron ladder rungs, narrow shelves, etc. Not a good trail for those who have issues with heights/exposure, but otherwise it wasn't too bad technically due to the rungs, etc.

Champlain South Ridge Trail was a beautiful quasi-alpine ridge walk. Champlain summit was fairly quiet, probably in part due to the Precipice Trail being closed.

Gorham Mountain Trail was a bit mucky. Summit of Gorham was overrun by a school group.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: The Beehive
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: Champlain Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Gorham Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, June 8, 2012
Parking Elevation: 40'
Destination: The Beehive
Time Elapsed: 00:27
Trailhead Elevation: 70'
Summit Elevation: 540'
Vertical Gain: 470'
Destination: Champlain Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:42
Trailhead Elevation: 540'
Summit Elevation: 1,058'
Vertical Gain: 708'
Destination: Gorham Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:52
Trailhead Elevation: 1,058'
Summit Elevation: 525'
Vertical Gain: 350'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:23
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,558'


The Bowl Trail trailhead on Park Loop Road
The Bowl Trail trailhead on Park Loop Road

Heading up the Beehive
Heading up the Beehive

Looking at Bar Harbor from The Beehive - Click to enlarge
Looking at Bar Harbor from The Beehive

The Champlain South Ridge Trail
The Champlain South Ridge Trail

Looking at Bar Harbor from Champlain Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Bar Harbor from Champlain Mountain

Champlain South Ridge Trail on the way to Gorham Mountain
Champlain South Ridge Trail on the way to Gorham Mountain

Looking at Champlain Mountain from Gorham Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Champlain Mountain from Gorham Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Take Park Loop Road to Sand Beach. Parking at Sand Beach parking, then walk to The Bowl Trail trailhead across Park Loop Road.



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