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Jordan Pond Carry

Easy/Intermediate
 4.3 (4)

A gentle, well-forested, path that quickly links two of Acadia’s most iconic water spots together.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

462' 141 m

High

279' 85 m

Low

178' 54 m

Up

182' 56 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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Family Friendly An easy path with some fun bridges, interesting ferns, and a sense of history that the kids will enjoy.

Description

This trail is one of Acadia’s oldest paths. Parts of it date all the way back to the mid-1700s, and for those who know that tidbit, this trail provides a real sense of history. One can easily imagine the area’s earliest people using it to travel between Eagle Lake and Jordan Pond.

Although you can hike this trail in either direction, most people start at its southern trailhead, where it joins the Jordan Pond Path on the pond’s northeastern shore. From there, the trail rises gently and carries you up through the divide between Pemetic Mountain and The Bubbles before dropping down slowly to the southern part of Eagle Lake. The high point is about 0.4 miles into the hike when traveling northward (the entire path is only 1.1 miles long). You'll come across several rocks and roots during your trek, but you can easily cross them. You’ll also see multiple ferns lining the path on this well-shaded trail. Because there are several soggy areas, there are also a number of small, low-lying, long wooden plank style, bridges that will help keep your feet dry, not to mention cut down on erosion. There are also several stepping stones that serve the same purpose.

In sum, this is an easy and pleasant trail that quickly links two of Acadia’s most popular and picturesque bodies of water together. It also provides a nice sense of history when you think about how people used it to travel between Eagle Lake and Jordan Pond some 250 years ago. Even though it might seem like just another simple connector trail, this well-forested path is quite charming and well worth the trip.

Flora & Fauna

Hemlocks, Aspens, and multiple ferns.

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Shared By:

David Onkst

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Photos

Trail around Jordan Pond.
Mar 25, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
View from the summit of South Bubble.
Mar 29, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Bubble Rock, Acadia National Park.
Apr 1, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME

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From Bubble Rock Trail returned to the parking lot.
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