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Jordan Pond Path

 4.5 (25)

Length


3.4 Miles 5.5 Kilometers


29' 9 m

Ascent

-28' -9 m

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2%

Max Grade (1°)

287' 88 m

High

273' 83 m

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Shared By James Kaiser

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A nice hike around one of the most beautiful ponds in Acadia.

James Kaiser

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Features Lake · Views

Family Friendly The trail is relatively easy with many opportunities to explore the shore of Jordan Pond.

Overview

A moderately challenging but lovely circuit around Jordan Pond. Bring a camera or binoculars for any of the numerous scenic views around the pond with opportunities to see birds and other small mammals. This loop hike starts and ends at the iconic Jordan Pond House, which has some tasty treats for hungry visitors.

Description

Jordan Pond is famous for the Jordan Pond House, which serves popovers and tea on the pond's southern shore, but that's not the only way to enjoy this beautiful area.

The Jordan Pond Path loops around the entire pond, offering terrific views of the surrounding mountains. It's also a great way to work up an appetite! Start the trail near the Jordan Pond House and follow it counter-clockwise around the pond. Soon you'll be treated to dramatic views of The Bubbles, two glacially sculpted mountains at the northern end of Jordan Pond. Continue along the trail, and you'll reach the northern end of the pond, where you'll cross over several wooden bridges.

From here the trail loops back along the pond's western shore. This section of trail is slightly more rugged than the trail along the eastern shore. Be prepared to scramble over some rocky sections and work your way along some elevated boardwalks. By the time you reach the Jordan Pond House, you'll be ready for popovers!

Thanks to guidebook author and photographer, James Kaiser, for sharing this trail description. If youre interested in learning more details about great day hikes, weather, camping / lodging, and geology, check out his book: .

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Sep 21, 2018
Stan Simpson
Hiked this plus went to bubble rock with Tim and Dahlia 6.2mi
Sep 19, 2018
Mary Jane Sill
Sep 15, 2018
Mason Duplissie
Sep 15, 2018
C Ward
Beautiful hike! Big trail in south side of pond is under repair. 3.5mi
Sep 4, 2018
Noah Kline
4mi
Sep 4, 2018
Mark Toner
Aug 31, 2018
Chris McCloud
Did as part of Acadia/New England/Maine/NB trip (with Jiaxin) August-September 2018.
Aug 27, 2018
David Elias
Beautiful view of the bubbles from Pond House 3.4mi

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