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So beautiful.

Love this trail with beautiful view

Absolutely my favorite hike in the park. It was gorgeous!

Lots of views, lots of up, and in the fall you don’t see many people going this way, add mileage starting from camp ground :)

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25 days ago

I suggest the rating could be easier except walking on the planks might be tricky for some.
And heard some comments especially those ‘older’ than me that the rocks were a little tricky to traverse.
Great views, walking around a lake or water never gets old!!.

This was beautiful! I’d rate it more easy than moderate since it’s relatively flat the entire way. I liked the parts where you got to walk over the boulders. The view is waterfront the entire way. Took about 1 hour, 20 min. (For context: I’m 55 and athletic, but a relatively inexperienced hiker).

Really enjoyed this trail. Good way to spend a half day. DEFINITELY do St Sauveur up then Valley Peak trail to loop up with Acadia Mountain trail, then go down the less fun part of Acadia Mountain trail (but also easier to descend because there are steps down) to finish the loop. You get the better views on the way up and a better hike this way. You can do this by starting at the Acadia Mountain parking lot then taking St Sauveur trail to start or park at the St Sauveur lot and take the Ledge trail first (the latter option just adds distance and can be slippery when wet)

Took about 2:15 to finish round trip at a fairly brisk pace. Easy all the way up. A little towards the end but nothing strenuous for any normal human. Great views during ridge hike until to get to human parade at the top.

Beautiful trail gradual ascent. Follow the blue blazes

Nice walk around the pond. We went counterclockwise so first half of the trail was very easy. Second half included walking on some flat rocks and a well-maintained wooden boardwalk. Good for a windy or rainy day when harder hikes may be dangerous.

Really beautiful pond to walk around, especially in fall. I think it could be classified as easy - it’s really very flat all the way. Loved the long section of beautiful wooden boardwalk! We also did South Bubble along the loop, would recommend.

Great loop during peak Autumn

1 month ago

The woman in the visitor center recommended this - thrilled she did or we may not have ventured out. Hard but not strenuous. Very well marked. Cold and windy at the top. Very easy to add in Parkman peak (adds less than .2mi).

Easy walk. Half the path is a “board walk” - literally walking on halved trees to protect the nature. It is pristine! Worth taking the trip up the Bubbles while you’re there.

Loved this trail! The views are incredible and it’s a steep climb all the way up. We actually got to the top and then swung across to merge with the Jordan Ridge Trail which proved to be even harder (climbing stair rods and bouldering) but eventually got us back to Jordan Pond. Don’t forget to get a popover from the Jordan Pond House!

I think this is going to be my favorite in Acadia. We were even socked in with fog which made the top eerie and totally unique. We took the Spring Trail up and Penobscot Trail down. Penobscot was much more gradual down than the rocky Spring Trail- and added an additional half mile or so. Doing this in mid Fall was a plus with all foliage on the way up every color imaginable. We want to do it again on a day with a view, but even with the fog the top was amazing and almost felt we were on the moon. This one is a don’t miss. My wife who is a little scared of heights had no problems at all.

Started counter clockwise and only did about half. Went up to the rock scramble and then turned around because I ran into some folks that came the other way and said the rest wasn’t that exciting. I have a 60 pound dog and he managed the planks and rocks just fine. The fall colors were awesome around early October. Nice, flat hike (other than a short section of rocks). Parking is a beast so go early and get a pass before you try to park!

Lovely lake hike with some fall calor. Parking was a bit of a wait. Mixed trail of dirt, rock, & board walk. We were a bit surprised at how long this trail took us.

We didn't do the whole trail, but the views were lovely.

The property was really crowded so we just started the walk to get away from it all. Nice easy flat trails around the whole pond. Still heavily trafficked but easy to move around folks walking at a slower pace. Beautiful views of the pond and surrounding trees. Gorgeous fall colors.

Great trail on a clear day, but not your best choice if foggy/cloudy or recent rain. To find trailhead on Ocean Drive, look for the Beaver Dam on your right, and after the pond ends look for a scenic pull-off area on left side of the road. (Cross the road to find trailhead). Trail covers a good amount of vertical in a steady climb. Unfortunately, the first quarter of the climb is directly overlooking the smokestacks of Jackson Lab, and the load noises coming from the facility. About 1/2 way to summit, be careful to stay right for the summit - met several hikers who accidentally went left on Orange & Black trail and needed to turn back. This corner is a little confusing, but if trail starts to descend, you'll know you are accidentally on the orange & black. The upper 3rd of trail is steady ascent over exposed granite and this can be very slippery if there's been recent rain or in any amount of rain. Expect about 1 to 1.5hr going up, and only about 20-30min coming back down. Views at summit are awesome on a clear day, and yes you can peek over the top of the Precipice trail. Trail gives good opportunities to connect with others. Note that if you continue on Champlain South trail you'll quickly hit more crowds that are usually never present on Champlain North. If wondering whether to ascend on Champlain North of BeachCroft trails - we prefer the ocean views from Champlain North, but find Beach Croft to be an overall more interesting trail.

decent hike not one of my favorites though

nice hike with great view up top

one of my favorite hikes

One of my favorite hikes. Just enough to elevate the heart rate. Stunning views. 5-year-old handled well. OK for younger, in-shape dogs. Trekking poles recommended if you have knee problems, especially for the way down.

So pretty in the fall

Always love this trail have been coming here for over 50 years

Lots of a fun - a few spots are challenging navigating the rocks but great scenery. Our dog did really well but he was a little billy goat over the rocks

Ok hike. Probably had some nice viewpoints if it wasn’t cloudy and foggy

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