Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Acadia National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great off leash place for your dog! Beautiful views, and great trails!

scenic driving
6 months ago

Excellent way to see a lot of Acadia if hiking isn't your thing or if you don't have time to do a ton of hikes. The roads are in good condition with lots of pull offs/signage for areas of interest/scenic areas. On tip: if you enter the park of SR 3 north of Bar Harbor you should do the loop clockwise. If you go counter clockwise you have to backtrack; as over 1/2 the loop is 1 way.

fantastic hike. we did south bubble first and descended down the rocks and it was great fun - few shuffles on the bum down the rocks but easier than ascending. Wonderful views and easy hike for such views. The did north bubble again manageable hike and wonderful views of eagle lake. we continued to eagle lake and joined eagle lake loop (fun walk over rocks) and later the carry Jordan lake trail back to bubbles parking lot so we didn't have to go back on ourselves (easy walk back)

hiking
7 months ago

The view is amazing up at the top. I STRONGLY agree with some other posters in that coming up South Bubble was a difficult climb for me (fairly fit 56 y.o.).
There were two or three spots near the top that I wasn’t sure I’d be able to continue, yet the thought of going down the way we came was not in the realm of possibility. Going back down Bubble Trail after scrambling up South Bubble seemed like a breeze.
The view was definitely worth it!

hiking
7 months ago

Fun trail with amazing views, but incredibly challenging coming up from the lake to South Bubble. I would recommend doing the loop clockwise as another poster mentioned as I can't imagine trying to come down the way we went up. There was some pretty serious climbing in one section with little room for error. From South Bubble/Bubble Rock we headed to North Bubble, then Conners Nubble and then went north to Eagle Lake. We picked up the Eagle Lake trail to Jordan Pond Carry trail to head back to our car. The trail around the lake was nice with lots of boulders to climb over. It was much more enjoyable than trying to come back the way we came and it evens out to be about the same mileage.

Love! Totally fun, especially the decent from South Bubble towards the lake - a fun scramble. Our kids (5 & 7) both did well and enjoyed it.

8 months ago

Recommend going clockwise on loop as pitch from pond to top of bubble very steep and rocky.

hiking
8 months ago

There are 3 ways to get up/down the mountain. We were hiking with a dog and one route is not dog friendly, so check with the ranger stations. One path is no joke, hiking over boulders. The views were worth it!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice, easy, flat dog friendly trail suitable for all ages and levels. Heavily forested (so no views here), but lots of birds and a lovely long boardwalk. We parked at north end in a pull-out and did the hike from there, but either end is fine. Lots of side-trail possibilities too ranging from easy to steep. It's a lovely little stroll through the woods!

hiking
8 months ago

Scenic easy hike that can be combined with other scenic easy hikes.

9 months ago

We didn't attempt the southerly descent from South Bubble on the advice of several other hikers (including their six and eight year old children) at the top, who cautioned that it was extremely challenging for younger children (which calls into question the moderate rating), but otherwise a very enjoyable trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Took this trail back to the car near Mt Dorr after taking Schif trail up Dorr then over to Cadillac down Gorge trail then this to the car. Its a walk in the woods basically.

we did just bubblerock and the north peak and both were well worth the short effort. we did not complete the remainder of the north trail.

Short trail. But with lots of excitement

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked this trail with my two 55 lb dogs. Easy for them, fun for all of us.

Kid friendly for sure. Go early so that you can avoid all the foot traffic!

on Bubbles Trail

hiking
10 months ago

Hit all the bubbles today! Beautiful hike and our absolute favorite of the weekend. Just when you think the view can't get better, it does!

hiking
10 months ago

Great way to start a day. About a mile climb from the lot to the rock. Good peripheral areas to explore. Excellent views.

hiking
10 months ago

Definitely come up the south side of South Bubble from Jordan Pond. We went up the north side and came down the south side and it's a lot more challenging to come down that side, especially the wedge. Beautiful views from the top!

hiking
11 months ago

Great easy hike. Perfect with our 10 month old in a stroller. I'd recommend a jogging stroller with larger tires though.

hiking
11 months ago

Try to park at the small parking lot before the main parking lot for this trail (if you can't, park at the main parking lot and hike down the road to it)! Hike down the hill and you will be greeted by Jordan Pond. There will be two trails: one bordering the lake and one going up the mountain. Definitely take the trail going up Bubble Mountain!! The trail will not start off steep, but it will when you get closer to the top! You will climb up iron rungs on this and the views are amazing!! Not for hikers with a fear of heights. My two daughters (8 and 9 years old) completed this trail and loved it!! The views are breathtaking!!! Blueberries galore!!!

hiking
11 months ago

Kid friendly. Easy.

walking
11 months ago

Easy, kid friendly. Board walk is fun . Different than other trails.

11 months ago

Took this into town; good for families.

Awsome place to take the dogs swimming, people and dogs always friendly! Just wish there was more trash cans around

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great hike. started at the Bubble parking lot headed south to Jordan Pond the went up the south of the south bubble. Fun little scramble with a wedge toward the top. Wedge was a bit of a squeeze even for a tall skinny guy like me but worth the view. Headed to North bubble which is only an extra .3 miles up.

We spoke with the locals and in the summer the bubble gets over crowded. Head early to this hike and the bee hive. Parking at the bubble can get tough, I can tell.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Fun!

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cool and cloudy to start but can't beat the views in whatever weather. Started up North Bubble from BR parking lot, followed northward to Connors Nubble; continue the loop by descending north side of Connors Nubble and return via Eagle Lake trail and carry trail. Some fun rock scrambling along shore of Eagle Lake.

off road driving
Monday, February 20, 2017

Snowmobiled the park loop and went up Mt. Cadillac. Watched the sun go down over the West side. There are many ooos and ahhh around every corner but few words to capture the exquisite beauty and ruggedness of Acadia.
Acadia is a jewel!

hiking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Easy hike for rainy day very pretty area

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