Bubbles Divide Bubble Rock Trail

Bar Harbor, Maine

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A moderate hike with some steep stretches brings you to 360-degree views from South Bubble and an up-close perspective of Bubble Rock, a precariously perched glacial erratic visible from the Park Loop Road that generations of hikers have playfully attempted to “push.” From South Bubble, Jordan Pond and the Atlantic Ocean are to the south, North Bubble to the north, and Sargent and Penobscot Mountains to the west. By going up into the gap between South and North Bubbles, this historic trail, dating back to the late 1800s, provides the shortest ascent to either of the rounded mountains that overlook Jordan Pond. The trip also goes to Bubble Rock, a glacially deposited boulder known as an erratic, which sits atop South Bubble, and which generations of hikers have been photographed vainly trying to “push.”
Hiking Acadia National Park

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Hiking Acadia National Park

by Dolores Kong & Dan Ring (Falcon Guides)

A moderate hike with some steep stretches brings you to 360-degree views from South Bubble and an up-close perspective of Bubble Rock, a precariously perched glacial erratic visible from the Park Loop Road that generations of hikers have playfully attempted to “push.” From South Bubble, Jordan Pond and the Atlantic Ocean are to the south, North Bubble to the north, and Sargent and Penobscot Mountains to the west.

By going up into the gap between South and North Bubbles, this historic trail, dating back to the late 1800s, provides the shortest ascent to either of the rounded mountains that overlook Jordan Pond. The trip also goes to Bubble Rock, a glacially deposited boulder known as an erratic, which sits atop South Bubble, and which generations of hikers have been photographed vainly trying to “push.”

© 2016 Dolores Kong & Dan Ring/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bar Harbor
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Spring through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park
Local Maps: USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Bubbles Divide (Bubble Rock Trail)

Recent Trail Reviews

8/26/2008
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We loved this trail. Must do again. Trail was moderate to climb on the easier trail, but very hard to climb the rocky parts. The South Bubble has a wonderful view of everything around it. You can see Jordan Pond and House from the top clearly. Bubble Rock is amazing to see in real life.


8/19/2007
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This refers specifically to descending North Bubble to the north. we ascended North Bubble from the Bubble Rock parking lot, then descended to the north to incredible vistas. It descends gradually sometimes through pine woods, sometimes over granite. There is a false summit after a sudden reascent where the 360 degree views are incredible! Continues down toward Eagle Lake and the carriage road where it's about a two mile hike to Bubble Pond (Island Explorer bus can be picked up here).



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