Jordan Pond Full Loop Trail

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Acadia National Park

Jordan Pond Full Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mount Desert, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 95 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

lake

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

off trail

NOTE: Jordan Cliffs are closed Monday through Thursday from 6am - 4:30pm. Great views on a lot of the walk around the lake. This trail can get crowded at points, especially on the parts where there were narrower wooden walkways for paths. Go early, as it can be difficult to find a parking spot due to its traffic. The backdrop of the pond and bubbles are beautiful as you meander through the woods along the pond. The boardwalks are unique, and outside of a couple muddy spots, a trail that is very enjoyable and easy. Note: There’s a section with some rocky terrain but other than that it’s a flat, easy, peaceful walk suitable for just about anyone. There are a couple sandy areas as well where people can step aside and relax on the shore. Dogs, swimming, and wading are not allowed in the pond!

hiking
23 days ago

Very easy flat trail around Jordan pond. There are better trails in the park but this was still nice for an easy stroll on the pond which was peaceful.

hiking
1 month ago

Walked this trail October 2019. Crowded but beautiful and varied to keep the walk interesting.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail with beautiful views. Not too crowded on a Saturday morning.

walking
5 months ago

Easy flat trail. Great views on a lot of the walk around the lake. Crowded at points, especially on the parts where there were narrower wooden walkways for paths, and not the easiest to find parking in the lot.

hiking
6 months ago

Pretty and relaxing.

hiking
6 months ago

We did this hike early in the morning so there were hardly any people on it. We saw some cool birds and it was super pretty seeing the sun gradually light up the valley. The loop is easy and changes into some different scenery enough to keep it interesting.

hiking
6 months ago

This was a beautiful trail loop. Very easy, some rocks to cross but still easy. Beautiful views the whole hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Cool misty day so not many people maybe 5 but great shots of nature

hiking
7 months ago

For a flat hike around a pond, I don’t think this can be beat. Fall colors were still prominent as of Thursday, although waning on top of the bubbles. The backdrop of the pond & bubbles is beautiful as you meander through the woods along the pond. The boardwalks were unique, and outside of a couple muddy spots, a great trail and very enjoyable and easy.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful, clear , sunny day. A good part of this trail is a board walk- double logs sawed in half and smooth. Then you have some large rocks to climb over. I am 70yr old do any one can do this. It’s beautiful.

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
7 months ago

There’s a part of the walkway that’s closed for “renovations”. The trail will take you to a muddy path so make sure your wear sensible walking/hiking shoes. This trail is very nice and very scenic. For an amateur like me, it’s a good walk. Not stressful at all. Go at noon, it’s pretty nice in the afternoon. ☺️

hiking
7 months ago

I absolutely love this trail during the autumn season, especially before the end of the season. It's easy, although currently there is a temporary detour, so that portion of the trail might be slippery and muddy.

hiking
7 months ago

This is a fun trail with a little of everything. Mostly easy. A little rock scrambling on one side. Lots of scenic views.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful, mostly easy trail right from the Pond House, with a stretch where you work your way across a rock slide. Part of the boardwalk is under construction, so you'll follow a detour through the woods, which is actually quite nice, too. Because it's easily accessible from the parking lot, it'll likely be busy - if you want solitude, this is not the trail for you.

hiking
7 months ago

For anyone looking for a beautiful, easy hike check out Jordan Pond. Very peaceful. Get there as early as possible to get a parking spot. We arrived around 9:30am and left around 12:30pm, there wasn’t parking anywhere. Absolutely worth it to see the fall colors.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful, easy, heavily trafficked loop. Get away from the parking lot to find peace!

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome trail. Not for kids . Ok for dogs as long as they are young and fit and /or you can carry them over some spots. People abide by the leash laws thank goodness. Areas of rocky terrain . Beautiful scenery. We were there by 10. I wouldn’t suggest any later. Lots were packed.

hiking
7 months ago

WHAT A NIGHTMARE! Unless you arrive early, find another hike! The parking lot was a wreck and even tried Bubbles parking with no luck! People are savages and will take your spot. The fall foliage is amazing though ☹️

hiking
7 months ago

A huge part of the trail was spent on boards that were slick, dangerous, and in some spots very unstable. The trail overcrowded and it didn’t feel safe walking with children.

hiking
7 months ago

Gorgeous. Up to the bubble and back around as well. Pretty taxing up the mountain since this was the second day in a row hiking and did the mountain before that but it was very scenic, very peaceful. Great hike overall

hiking
7 months ago

10.8.2019 Beautiful hike on a well maintained trail. I enjoyed the rock scrambling along the water's edge. However, my wife wasn't the biggest fan as it exceed the limits of her comfort zone. The wood beam walkway was being renovated during our visit. The detour was nice but a little slick due to recent rainfall.

hiking
7 months ago

Wonderful trail! Especially during fall foliage!

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike for a family. Great views of the fall colors.

hiking
7 months ago

This is the route to take if you’re looking for a scenic, relaxing walk at Acadia. There’s a section with some rocky terrain but other than that it’s a flat, easy, peaceful walk suitable for just about anyone. There are a couple sandy areas as well where people can step aside and relax on the shore.

hiking
7 months ago

Took us about an hour and a half. Beautiful lake and fall foliage. We went 3 pm on a sat w perfect weather so it was extremely crowded & hard to find parking. The boardwalk is in moderate condition. Part of it has a detour due to repairs, so that’s nice

hiking
off trail
7 months ago

Views of foliage and pond were amazing. I went early so not crowded at all. Super cold and windy tho.ugh. There was one section closer for repairs. Took you off trail. Super muddy. Wasn’t posted anywhere ahead of time, would have been good to know beforehand.

hiking
7 months ago

wonderful views! took a detour to summit south bubble before finishing the other side and it was definitely worth it.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy breezy! Lots of people but what are you going to do. Took lots of great photos!

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