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blueBlack Bubbles Trail

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2.3 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 824' 251 m
Descent: -818' -249 m
High: 852' 260 m
Low: 292' 89 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 50% (26°)

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Trail shared by James Kaiser

Enjoy stunning views from two of the most famous peaks in Acadia.

James Kaiser

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Description

Lots of people hike to the top of South Bubble from the short trail that starts off the Park Loop Road. But this longer hike along the Bubbles Trail lets you experience both South Bubble and North Bubble in their entirety. This means plenty of dramatic views of both Jordan Pond and Eagle Lake.

The Bubbles Trail starts at the base of South Bubble along the northeast shore of Jordan Pond. The ascent to the top of South Bubble is short, steep and sweet, with dramatic views of Jordan Pond along the way. This is the most difficult part of the hike, and it should not be attempted by anyone with a fear of heights. At the top of South Bubble be sure to check out Bubble Rock, a glacial erratic precariously perched on a tall ledge. Continue along the Bubbles Trail as it dips down from the summit of South Bubble, then heads north to the top of North Bubble. This summit of North Bubble lies 872 feet above sea level (104 feet taller than the summit of South Bubble) and offers terrific views of Eagle Lake. After enjoying the views, follow the Bubbles Trail north as it descends to the western shore of Eagle Lake where it merges with a Carriage Road.

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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Jun 15, 2019
Andrew F
took Jordan Pond route to south bubble and back to Jordan Pond via bubble divide
Jun 7, 2019
Lester Burris
Oct 24, 2018
Tyler Shepard
Sep 17, 2018
Ivonne NaPett
2mi
Sep 3, 2018
Rob Seymour
Bubble Rock with great views. 2.3mi — 1h 24m
Aug 25, 2018
Nicolette Sinagra
Aug 15, 2018
Lauren Bykowski
Aug 11, 2018
Martel Elizabeth

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