South Bubble Mountain and Jordan Pond Loop

MODERATE 43 reviews
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South Bubble Mountain and Jordan Pond Loop is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Mt Desert, Maine that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
495 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

lake

A short loop hike to the top of Bubble Mountain and the teetering boulder then return via Jordan Pond. A fun loop hike up to the top of a rocky mountain called South Bubble which has a very cool large glacial erratic left over from the last ice age. It is perched on the very edge of the steep cliff face and looks like it could be pushed off. The trail then descends to the north end of Jordan Pond for some great views. Unfortunately there is no swimming here. Then you'll follow a nice carriage road back to the trailhead.

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hiking
3 days ago

Just as cool as it gets! Hike was moderately light, depending on how fit a person is. Seeing that giant rock at the top was so worth it!

hiking
4 days ago

My DH and I hiked this combo celebrating our seven year anniversary (June 26, 2017). It was our first time to Acadia National Park so it was nice to not have missed this! South Bubble Pond served to be a bit steep but not too difficult if you've ever climbed a mountain. It was nice to have "built in stairs". hike was peaceful, filled with wildflowers and quiet. As for Jordan Pond Loop, It was nice to get different angles of the water/surrounding mountains and experience two different trails, so to speak. One side is very flat and plain while the other is rocky and narrow, but not too difficult by any means. Loved seeing the locals working to keep the trails clean! If this is your first visit to Acadia National Park, don't miss this...IMHO. ;-)

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21 days ago

Can be easy or challenging. Went left from Bubbles lot, up the South face, left at the divide down to Jordan Pond and back up to lot. The divide trail to the left was steep, dusty, tough. But definitely go UP the south face. Suggestions here to park at Jordan Pond are smart. Loved the views and the south face up was fun!

hiking
26 days ago

If you begin from the bottom of South Bubble from the Jordan Pond Trail, it's an elevated rock scramble almost to the top. I'm not sure if the South Bubble ascent/descent is kid friendly as a few hikers with small children did turn around on my way up prior to getting to the wedge. The views at the top though are incredible and you can see down to the Cranberry Islands.

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2 months ago

Easy but cool! Bubble rock is iconic and it was fun to check off of my essentials of Acadia list.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

We took the short route and it was very easy and pleasant. We also found blueberries along the way for an extra sweet surprise.