South Bubble Mountain and Jordan Pond Loop

MODERATE 29 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.

hiking
3 days ago

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

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1 month ago

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1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes so far in Acadia!. We went early in the morning and there was a Misty fog that was rolling in. it was very peaceful. The trail does have some steep rock sections you need to either climb or go down. If you would like to climb that section, take a left to Jordan pond from the trailhead then from Jordan pond go up the hill. The bubble rock itself is pretty cool.

hiking
1 month 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!

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1 month ago

fun trail with a great view. would recommend parking at jordan pond and hiking up from there rather than the bubble parking lot. the trail from jordan pond had some climbing and scrambling and was a lot of fun but would be more difficult/ less fun going down that direction. well worth doing!

1 month ago

Great trail. I'd recommend from the parking lot, up to bubble rock, then take the south face down to Jordan Pond. Fun scrambling.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great views from the top. Hike is super short and not difficult at all and is fine for kids and dogs. Would def recommend.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago