Jordan Pond West Side Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Desert, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.3 miElevation gain49 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeFee
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Acadia National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55.

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

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Andy Korczynski
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Frank Santinello
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Terry Paulus
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Ivan Kokoulin
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Short and easy. Crowded

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Johnny Yong
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Nice walk. Great views of the pond and surrounding areas. Very relaxing. Lots of people so some traffic jams but not too bad. There were multiple parking lots for the pond and got lost at night looking for the parking lots. My suggestion would be to park as close to the pond as possible, otherwise it gets very dark at night.

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Bud Lavin
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Kathleen Dimino
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Easy to challenging.

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Kenneth Kuberka
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Ashleigh Colon
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It was beautiful and very easy. Lots of people.

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Jamie Blech
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best for dogs

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Ted Goh
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Easy walking trail 2 mi to start of the ascent which is moderately difficult. Some areas near the top require flexibility and good traction shoes. The bubble was a marvel (alas could not move it). The descent was a bit treacherous with fallen, slippery leaves covering the jagged rocks.

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Alex Panucci
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Roland Chan
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Adam R
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Awesome!

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Emily G
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Hiking

Beautiful views you don’t have to work hard for. A must do trail on the island.

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Andres Casas
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Hiking

Beautiful easy hike!

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Sara Wolf
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful trail. The views are gorgeous and totally worth the trip. The off shoot is going up half of the bubble rock trail and back down to pick up a member of the trip we left for bad knee reasons. Download the map or have it pulled up because there is little to no reception in the park. You will not get lost on this trail, but a map is always nice to have

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Leo Reichstetter
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J D
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Michael Scofield
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Carl Moody
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Beautiful hike; not very busy at all

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John Millard
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Hiking

Great hike around the pond with varied terrain from flat gravel, wood planks, to small rock scramble.

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Kim P
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Rachel Olson
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Nice and easy hike. Parking lot was packed but trail wasn’t too bad

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brian apurado
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Joe Spagnola
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Solid!

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jesie bray
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Beautiful easy hike. Lots of little bird hotspots which was super cool to observe. Pretty busy but we found parking right away.

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Michelle Rubino
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Always a winner!!

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Les Kennedy
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Sine Rex
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