Bubbles Divide

Acadia National Park, Maine

Distance0.5mi
Elevation Gain41ft
Trailhead Elevation455ft
Top489ft
Elevation Min/Max453/489ft
Elevation Start/End455/455ft

Bubbles Divide

Bubbles Divide is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 455 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 41 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. This trail connects with the following: Pemetic Mountain Northwest Trail, Jordan Pond Carry, Bubbles Trail and Jordan Pond Path.

Bubbles Divide Professional Reviews and 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.”"

"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, Pemetic Mountain to the east, North Bubble to the north, and Sargent and Penobscot Mountains to the west."

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8/26/2008
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.
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8/19/2007
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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9/2/2006
A very nice (shorter) trail with excellent views at the summit and along the way. Good sneakers or shoes are recommended. My 6 & 8 yr.old girls managed fine....with some grumbling as usual. Trail signage was a little confusing but we still made the summit without a wrong turn.
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6/26/2002
A cool trail that is to a big rock.
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Acadia National Park
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Dog-friendly
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Moderate
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Nov 2018