Bubble Rock

Bubble Rock, Acadia National Park: Hours, Address, Bubble Rock Reviews: 4.5/5

Bubble Rock
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Michele M
Millersville, MD20 contributions
Choose your trail carefully... South Bubble from Jordan Pond loop is DIFFICULT
Aug 2021 • Family
Note for casual or novice hikers: DO NOT DO SOUTH BUBBLE FROM JORDON POND! We're casual hikers who are generally comfortable on trails that are moderately difficult, so we left from the Jordon Pond lot and started out counterclockwise around the pond. About halfway around is the trailhead for South Bubble. It's a straight climb upward, which was tiresome but with plenty of little spots to sit for a break and to enjoy the emerging views. Then all of a sudden, it gets kicked up a notch and is DIFFICULT, with steep climbs, an 18 inch notch through which you squeeze, then hoist yourself up using metal hand rail with the edge of the cliff right behind you, begging you to look down and fall to certain death on your family vacation without ever having tried the world famous popovers. We were so close to the top, yet the last bit of path was steep and mere edges from a huge cliff and drop off. It was waaaaay beyond our comfort zone, and sadly, we turned around just a few feet from the peak. Later, we found out that we could have taken the path from the other parking lot to climb a more comfortable trail. I wish I had read the reviews more thoroughly for this one!
Written 14 August 2021
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DLP
New Jersey1,640 contributions
Upwards and Onwards
Jun 2021 • Family
We hiked the south trail with our children and two dogs. We founds parts of it challenging due to the ruggedness but for the most part a manageable trek. The trail was covered by a canopy of trees and provided some coolness and shade on a hot day. Bubble rock itself was a cool site and the views were spectacular.
Written 25 July 2021
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Elsa C. L
New York City, NY2,026 contributions
Worth the moderate difficulty hike
Jul 2021 • Couples
The hiking trail indicates .3 miles and .2 miles from where it turns left; however, it felt farther. Walking/Hiking sticks facilitate the climb through roots of trees and rocks.

The view of the Bubble Rock as well as the Bubble Pond is exhilarating with or without the fog rolling in.
Written 22 July 2021
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Kris
Newington, CT3 contributions
Really nice hike with awesome view hike
Jul 2021 • Family
Very easy hike. We went to south bubble rock first. The view on Jordan Pond was spectacular even on a foggy day. After that we decided to try north bubble hike. It was more difficult but too crazy. If you go there don’t go back. Keep going on the trail. You going to get to the cliffs with a view on Eagle Lake. We went about one mile and came back. We had really good time.
Written 21 July 2021
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Erica B
45 contributions
Bubbles hike with dog
Jul 2021
We did many hikes on our recent trip to Acadia but the whole family agrees this was the best. We parked at the Jordan Pond lot, walked 1/2 the Joran Pond trail, climbed South bubble, then North bubble, the rest of the Jordan Pond loop back to the parking low. We chose to go up the South Bubble with our dog (who is a decent & experienced climber). There were a few instances that we had to lift her over exposed cliff rock boulders & definately didn't feel safe. Thank Gd we made it through & were exhilerated! Enjoyed some Popovers & blueberry lemonade at the other end of it to reward ourselves. My teens loved it!
Written 6 July 2021
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Mandy W
Gainesville, FL262 contributions
Easy My A**
Jul 2021 • Family
We couldn't find parking at the lot, so walked the Jordan Path to the South Bubble Summit trail. We have hiked Zion, Yosemite, The Mighty Five in Utah, the Tetons, Glacier, Yellowstone, and more. We know what we are doing and what we can do. There were absolutely no warnings as to the difficulty of this trail. 1/2 mile of straight up vertical boulder and rock climbing. Then when you get to the top, heaven help you if you are carrying some extra pounds because there is no way you would fit in the slots to fully ascend. I am proud of our family's accomplishment, but was kissing the ground when we got back down to the bottom.
Written 4 July 2021
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Badger1234p
15 contributions
Loved this hike!!
Jun 2021
Great quick hike with the reward of seeing the giant rock and spectacular views. We started from Bubbles parking lot and did the south bubble trail there and back. There are some areas of climbing over/onto rocks and it is uphill but our 6 year old did well. It’s popular so we went early (7:30) to avoid the crowds. Ample parking that early but the lot is pretty small so I suspect it gets full later.
Written 30 June 2021
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misterSman
Nazareth, PA91 contributions
Worth the Hike
Jun 2021
The hike to Bubble Rock is definitely worth the effort even if you're not an avid hiker. The views of Jordon Pond are spectacular and the rock itself is cool to see (just be mindful of the edges!). The hike has a decent amount of elevation change with a small amount of rock scrambling (wear sturdy shoes). Be sure to depart from the Bubbles parking area.
Written 26 June 2021
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HeaveNEarth
Fairfax, VA173 contributions
One Hike First Timer Should Make Even for Those with Vertigo
Jun 2021
I believe the round trip is about 1.5 miles from the parking lot to and from Bubble Rock. The real problem with Bubble trails - both North and South - is the parking lot. Not many parking spaces at the trail head on the Park Loop Road at any time. There are plenty of parking spaces around Jordan Pond, but if you start your hike from there, it would be a longer hike. It is lovely around the Jordan Pond trail then hiking up to the Bubble Rock. If you're not pressured for time, I recommend this route. Bubble Rock should be the first hike up for the first time visitors. Even if you have a fear of heights, this trail would be fine. We're casual hikers and we thoroughly enjoyed the hike.
Written 17 June 2021
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Karla Q
Nashville, TN46 contributions
quick hike
May 2021
the walk around Jordan pond is do able by anyone. We did a hike up the south bubble and back, which was a bit difficult, but not too bad on my old knees. The view was spectacular. I have done several national parks and this by far is my favorite.
Written 9 June 2021
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