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Jordan Pond to Eagle Lake Loop

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 5.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Hike like a Rockefeller and enjoy the carriage roads of Acadia.


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9.0

Miles

14.5

KM

Loop

470' 143 m

High

276' 84 m

Low

458' 140 m

Up

457' 139 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildlife

Overview

A grand loop that displays some of the best carriage roads of Acadia National Park.

Need to Know

Restrooms available at Jordan Pond parking lot.

Description

Your hike will begin with a nice gentle climb up from Jordan Pond. During your ascent, you'll enjoy views of the popular Bubbles and the pond below. The carriage road intersections are well marked with sign posts and hikers will turn right at the 10S sign post and follow the carriage road down towards Eagle Lake.

At sign post 7, you'll depart from Eagle Lake and head towards Bubble Pond. As you approach the Bubble Pond Carriage Road trailhead, you see one of Mr. Rockefeller's famous bridges. Follow the trail alongside Bubble Pond. The route skirts around Pemetic Mountain and down past Triad Mountain.

During the final stretch of this hike, you'll pass Wildwood Stables, where you'll grind up one last hill before descending to the Gatehouse back at Jordan Pond.

History & Background

The Gatehouse at Jordan Pond was built to serve as a reminder that the carriage roads were meant for non-motorized recreation and have visitors escape to as simpler frame of mind and connect with nature.

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Joshua Howard

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Photos

Jordan pond crane pose after a famous “popover”.
Jan 30, 2018 near Bar Harbor, ME
Bubble Pond in the fog.
Oct 26, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Jordan Pond - September '18
Feb 12, 2020 near Bar Harbor, ME
Gate House, Jordan Pond, ME. with permission from E Koh
Jun 24, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Carriage Road crossing 1925 Bridge.
Apr 8, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Looking at Jordan Pond from the Acadia Jordan Pond House.
Apr 8, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME

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