North Bubble Trail is a great option for anyone, with a round trip distance of just over two miles and an elevation gain of approximately 500 feet. It should be a top 3 hike on your itinerary when visiting Acadia National Park and offers views over both Eagle Lake and Jordan Pond.
Note: Always check trail status and weather conditions before visiting
Water Bottle(s) / Snacks
Waterproof Jacket / Pants (Rain Gear)
Waterproof Hiking Shoes (Sneakers or Boots)
This was by far my favorite hike of the whole trip. The expansive and breathtaking arial views of both Jordan Pond and Eagle Lake are simply unbeatable. This is another tough parking situation though, since there is basically a small lot, a small inlet about 5-minute walk down the road and no street parking. We tried to do this hike earlier in the trip, but simply couldn’t find a parking spot to do so. That being the case, we decided to make this an early morning activity to make sure that we got a spot and beat the crowds.
The Bubble trails split off after about a 5-10 minute or so walk up the trail into the North and South Bubbles. We decided to head to the North Bubble first. On the North Bubble Trail, don’t stop at just the view over Jordan Pond – keep following the trail through the woods towards Eagle lake an you’ll pop out with an epic view, pretty much to yourself.
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