South Bubble Trail is a unique hike that offers some of the best views in Acadia National Park. The large boulder featured at the end of this hike was carried by glaciers before resting on the edge of this range – absolutely incredible. Make sure this is on your list of hikes in the park!
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)
The parking lot for this hike is very small, so make sure to get here earlier in the day. We tried to do this hike earlier in our trip around lunch, 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.
To start the hike, simply head up the trail until you reach a sign that splits between the North and South Bubbles – about 5-10 minutes into the hike.
We recommend doing the North Bubble Trail first, but once you’re done with that part, follow the South Bubble Trail (which is a fairly short uphill trek through the woods) until you get to the summit. If you go a bit further, there is a short side trail to the epic Bubble Rock – you can’t miss it! Once you grab some pictures and soak in the view, head on back the way you came back to the car.
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