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.

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