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Quite a climb, but worth it

Be prepared to climb and climb, is a bit strenous for young children (and elderly) but the view from the south bubble is great, plus you get to take silly pictures with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to climb and climb, is a bit strenous for young children (and elderly) but the view from the south bubble is great, plus you get to take silly pictures with the balancing rock at the eastern edge)

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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We did this hike in drizzle but nonetheless, the kids enjoyed it. Not too far or too steep and they had fun trying to "push" the rocks off the edge. Keep a close eye on small children at the top.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful area in Acadia National Park but a good hike up to the rock. Be sure you have good shoes on, very rocky hike. Probably 20 min hike up. If you have the time worth the hike but if not you can see it in pictures.

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Allendale, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We climbed to the summit of both bubbles. It was a tough climb for both me and my 13 year old, but the trails are very well maintained with stone, dirt and log steps. The North Bubble is about 100 feet higher than the South, so that was the steeper one

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We hiked in a group led by a ranger as part of the Junior ranger program. Fast easy climb with our 5 and 8 year olds. At the top you get a great view.

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Gorgeous and peaceful. We lived it. We laid on some rock in a corner and enjoyed the beauty and peace.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was an amazing sight and definitely worth the short hike. A park ranger told us that the hike up South Bubble to Bubble Rock was "strenuous" but I would rate it moderate. A couple of small rock scrambles, but lots of man made steps built into steep areas to help with the climb. I liked the hike a lot.... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Everyone told me to visit Bubble Rock. I was excited until I learned it was a 1 mile hike up. I might be out of shape and SQUISHY, But I made it. :) Overall, I think it was worth it. Suggestions: If you are out of shape. Take your time. Also, understand there are times of fog which keeps you... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We enjoyed our hike to Bubble Rock. The rock itself was fun to see both from next to it and from the road below. Kids especially seem to enjoy taking photos next to this rock that's perched on the edge of the mountain.

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Canton, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is hard to see unless someone points it out to you (hence the tours). Interesting history lesson that explains the name.

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