Hiking Project Logo

greenBlue Jordan Pond Path

  4.6 ( 40 ) Favorite

Trail

3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 29' 9 m
Descent: -28' -9 m
High: 287' 88 m
Low: 273' 83 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

Dogs

Leashed
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by James Kaiser

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

James Kaiser

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: .

Hiked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, History & Background

Contacts

Rate This Featured Hike

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Hike

Check In

Check-Ins

Jul 17, 2019
Michael Ray
Jul 13, 2019
Cameron Breither
Jul 10, 2019
Nicki Shu
Jul 8, 2019
Ray Pomeroy
Jul 8, 2019
Andrea Mirth
Saw Frogs, fish, baby squirrel and butterflies — 10h 30m
Jul 8, 2019
Cindy Tipler
Jul 5, 2019
Emily Hieber
Jul 5, 2019
Venu L
3.4mi — 1h 45m

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 40 votes

#161

Overall
  4.6 from 40 votes
5 Star
68%
4 Star
23%
3 Star
10%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Featured Hike Rankings

#1

in Maine

#161

Overall
222 Views Last Month
2,771 Since Sep 1, 2015
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

24%
65%
8%
0%
3%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking