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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.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 95 ft 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

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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!

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Acadia National Park P.O. Box 177 Bar Harbor, ME 04609-0177 Phone: 207-288-3338 Shipping Address Acadia National Park 20 McFarland Hill Drive Bar Harbor ME 04609-0177 More information: http://www.nps.gov/acad/contacts.htm

If the parking lot is full or if you're having difficulties find parking, head over to the Hulls Cove Visitor Center and park your car there. Then take the Island Explorer Bus towards the pond.

ME Route 3, then turn off at Hulls Cove Entrance to Acadia National Park. Follow the Park Loop Road and continue straight while following signs for Jordan Pond. Park in the North Lot on the right of Jordan Pond House.

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John Andrew
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Hiking

A perfectly enjoyable walk.

Ruth Learn
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Hiking

Beautiful trail, I just personally get bored going around an entire lake? I would take a snippet of this and combine it with the Bubble trail.

Trevor Brown
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HikingGreat!

Great loop trail! Took our dog and he loved it.

Savannah Hollis
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Hiking

I absolutely adored this hike! It was the perfect length, gorgeous views, and required a fairly low and consistent energy level throughout. I happened to do the loop in the rain but it was so beautiful I didn’t even mind!

Marina L.
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Hiking

One of the most beautiful ponds!!! Did it twice on two consecutive days. The first time did it counterclockwise, between 4-6 pm, it was perfect. The second time did it clockwise because it was really hot mid-day and we wanted to use shaded side first. I preferred the counterclockwise much better as I feel that it's better to have a border section at the end in the hike rather than in the beginning.

Marek Los
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The trail around the lake is fairly simply and even. If you really want to push yourself, add the bubble to the trail. That is only a mile but it is literally a high straight up. Well worth it.

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Daniel Fox
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Hiking

Phenomenal adventure!!!

Steve Foden
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Hiking

Went at 12.30 a lot of people. Went anti clockwise nice and flat rocks on the 2nd half and board walk. Needed an easy ramble but didn’t like that there was so many people. Mask wearing was appropriate as needed. Look for the beaver tree munching evidence on the trees.

Kathryn Tantillo
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Hiking

Easy, well maintained and beautiful hike. Like most hikes, the earlier you go, the less people you have to share the trail with.

Amanda I.
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HikingScramble

This trail was super flat (except one small section) and great for kids & dogs! We went at 6a and didn’t run in to many people.

Ranjini P.
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Hiking

Beautiful hike around the lake with a big of rock scramble and boardwalks. Finished up with popovers.

Phil Gordon
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Hiking

Very enjoyable hike with great views of Jordan Pond throughout. Going clockwise, the first mile is boardwalk. Then, there is a short section of scramble that is not well marked. Other than the scramble, the hike is pretty easy. Heavily traveled with lots of people going both directions.

Alex B.
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Road biking

Biked on the carriage trail on one side, had to take park loop road on the other side since they don't allow bikes. Circled the whole pond though. Very fun.

Jenna Rose
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HikingBugsMuddy

Flat, beautiful!

Cheryl Mancini
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Hiking

Awesome hike! A definite bucket list item in Acadia!

Rachel Burroughs
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Hiking

Fun, pretty easy loop trail. Some rock scrambling and elevated board walk and yummy popovers for a break. A beautiful hike!

Kevin Johnson
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Hiking

Great flat walk with nice views the whole way around! The two sides are different so it stays interesting. The perfect rainy day walk as well as it’s covered by the canopy most of the time.

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Pat Lancaster
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HikingMuddyRocky

This is an awesome, very good views. The lake is amazing. This is a dog friendly trail but it's very rocky and can be hazardous for dogs.

Abbey Licht
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Nice path for a Sunday stroll. West side is mostly boardwalk / planks which was fun. We saw a few warblers and a couple of loons. Coupled this with south bubble to get some extra hiking in.

Kevin Groosalugg
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enjoyable hike around a pond. despite climbing over a few rocks this is easy not moderate. much of it is on a boardwalk.

Humaira hashmi
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Hiking

Easy , family friendly and very peaceful

Betty Deeb
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Hiking

Great trail! 5 & 7 year old loved it! Cool terrain with the boardwalk & rocks! Highly recommend!

Gigi Ortiz
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Hiking

Great family and pet friendly trail. Beautiful view of the lake throughout the trail. No swimming unfortunately. Worth the walk.

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Rob Campbell
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Hiking

Lots of wooden planks on the West side of the pond. The pond is beautiful and exceptionally clear. The mountains nearby make for perfect pictures. Easy and flat the whole way around.

Maine Hiking Pics
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Hiking

Went today mid-morning, and there weren't many people on the trail. One thing i would note, is that if you take the trail in a clock-wise direction, it seems to come to a dead end at the end of the plank area. It ins't, just keep rock hopping and you will come to a smooth path area in about 2 tenths of a mile. Enjoy

Jessica Dziondziak
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Hiking

Easy trail with great views. Trail is interesting in that there is a section where you're on rocks and then another section where you're on planks. I went early to bird watch and was not disappointed. Only saw 2 other people on the trail.

Sean Lane
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Hiking

Amazing views of the Bubble Mountains over the water. Possibly my favorite view in Acadia. Flat, fun, quick and easy. If you’re feeling ambitious and want to see a few cool lakes, it’s possible to connect to Bubble Pond and Eagle Lake too. Make sure you’re up for the milage (11ish).

Katrina Giddings
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Hiking

it was beautiful day..nice hike. just love this area

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