South Bubble Trail

Bar Harbor, Maine

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A hike to South Bubble, one of the two rounded hills of pink granite that rise over the northern end of Jordan Pond, is a relatively short, easy hike offering several points of interest for kids. They’ll love circling the elephant-size glacial boulder that rests on the eastern slope of the Bubble, and they’ll enjoy descending the steep rock slide to the edge of Jordan Pond. The older folks will appreciate the minimal effort required to reach this centrally located summit. Its commanding views of the surrounding peaks rival the vistas from any Acadia mountaintop.
Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

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Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr (The Mountaineers Books)

A hike to South Bubble, one of the two rounded hills of pink granite that rise over the northern end of Jordan Pond, is a relatively short, easy hike offering several points of interest for kids.

They’ll love circling the elephant-size glacial boulder that rests on the eastern slope of the Bubble, and they’ll enjoy descending the steep rock slide to the edge of Jordan Pond. The older folks will appreciate the minimal effort required to reach this centrally located summit. Its commanding views of the surrounding peaks rival the vistas from any Acadia mountaintop.

© 2007 Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bar Harbor
Distance: 2
Elevation Gain: 700 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: April-October
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park
Local Maps: USGS Southwest Harbor
Driving Directions: Directions to South Bubble Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/2/2008
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I only summitted this as part of a five summit loop hike around Jordan Pond. I think this summit is better than North Bubble, even though it's lower. I might take my kids up this from the Bubble Rock parking, as it would be an easy 0.5 mile trip [one-way] to a nice semi-bald summit.



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