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The Beehive, Halfway 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, bushwhack

Trails were mostly dry. Beehive Trail fun as always with the dramatic cliffs and iron rungs.

From the height of land climbing out of the Bowl, I did a short bushwhack to the wooded summit of Halfway Mountain (did not observe any summit markings), then bushwhacked to the southeastern ledges (nice views). I found occasional traces of herd paths, cairns, and fire rings, but otherwise did not see any evidence of regular use. Woods were a little scrappy in shorts, but otherwise open.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Parking Elevation: 40'
Destination: The Beehive
Time Elapsed: 00:15
Trailhead Elevation: 70'
Summit Elevation: 540'
Vertical Gain: 470'
Destination: Halfway Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:14
Trailhead Elevation: 540'
Summit Elevation: 500'
Vertical Gain: 80'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:08
Hike Vertical Gain: 600'


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

Looking at Sand Beach from The Beehive - Click to enlarge
Looking at Sand Beach from The Beehive

Halfway Mountain as seen from the Beehive Trail
Halfway Mountain as seen from the Beehive Trail

Looking at The Beehive from Halfway Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at The Beehive from Halfway 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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