South Bubble Trail

Bar Harbor, Maine 4609

South Bubble Trail

South Bubble Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

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Hiking Acadia National Park (Falcon Guides)
Dolores Kong & Dan Ring
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"Rising steeply from the shore of Jordan Pond, this trail takes you up the 768-foot South Bubble, providing a fresh perspective on one of the twin mountains that dominate the view in this part of Acadia. The trail also gives you a close-up view of another feature of the park—Bubble Rock, also known as Balanced Rock, precariously perched high above the Park Loop Road. Highlights: Climb to open summit of South Bubble; close-up view of Bubble Rock."

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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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Trail Information

Bar Harbor
Nearby City
700 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Acadia National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Southwest Harbor
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