Bubbles Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine

Elevation Gain672ft
Trailhead Elevation279ft
Elevation Min/Max279/760ft
Elevation Start/End279/279ft

Bubbles Trail

Bubbles Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 279 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 672 feet. North Bubble (elevation 869 feet) and South Bubble (elevation 722 feet) can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near The Bubbles (elevation 748 feet) and the Bubble stone. This trail connects with the following: Connors Nubble Trail, Jordan Pond Carry and Bubbles Divide.

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Discover Acadia National Park (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Jerry & Marcy Monkman
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"This short but irresistible climb goes to the summits of Jordan Pond’s distinctive mountains." Read more
Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair
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"Kids will delight in the huge, precariously perched boulder and the surrounding panoramas of the Gulf of Maine and Jordan Pond. Rising above the north end of Jordan Pond, North Bubble and South Bubble look just the way they sound—two perfect bubbles of pink granite symmetrically rising from the earth. While more experienced hikers prepared for a longer hike can easily summit both in a day (see Plan B), start with the South Bubble. It is slightly smaller and more accessible, with arguably greater views and features at the summit." Read more
Discover Maine (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Ty Wivell
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"A short but irresistible climb to the summits of Jordan Pond’s distinctive mountains. The Bubbles are two well-rounded granite hills that stand at the northern end of Jordan Pond. Their shape and location are so distinctive, it is hard to imagine Jordan Pond without them. At an estimated 770 feet and 872 feet, they are far from being the tallest mountains in the park, but they do provide good views of the pond and the taller surrounding peaks. South Bubble is also home to perhaps the most well known rock in the state of Maine: Bubble Rock, perched precariously over the steep eastern slope of the mountain, is a perfect example of a glacial erratic." Read more

Bubbles Trail Reviews

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Nice summit, 0.6 mile from the parking area. I only scored this summit as part of a five summit loop around Jordan Pond. I'd take my kids up this, but wouldn't target this hike as a primary objective. And in a rain storm, the trail becoms a full-on creek. With that said, the footing is still quite good.

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Trail Information

Acadia National Park
Nearby City
Acadia National Park
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Acadia National Park, 207-288-3338, nps.gov/acad; Island Explorer Bike Express, 207-667-5796, exploreacadia.com/bikeexpress.htm
Local Contacts
USGS Southwest Harbor quad; Acadia National Park Discovery Map (AMC), Eastern Mount Desert Island: D6, E6
Local Maps

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Dec 2018