Bubble Rock
Bubble Rock
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
On a sunny morning we drove to the Bubbles trailhead parking to do our favorite hike combo: Bubble Rock, South Bubble, North Bubble. To our pleasant surprise, the rocks were completely dry and there was hardly any trace of the yesterday’s rain. We had done this hike countless times in the past and hiking it again was like meeting an old friend after years of separation. I cannot describe the views properly, so I will post my pictures and you will see the Acadia magic yourselves. The ocean, the islands, the mountains, the woods, Jordan Pond were in their full spring glory on a bright warm and sunny day.

It took us two hours to finish the hikes, but that’s with countless stops along the way to enjoy jaw dropping vistas.

Keep in mind that if you want to climb the North Bubble, you need to return from the South Bubble and Balance Rock to the Bubble divide and then start your hike from there.
Written May 13, 2021
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Kris
Newington, CT3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 July 21, 2021
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Justin P
Raleigh, NC4,553 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We hiked up to the Bubbles from Jordan Pond Path with our dog. The Bubbles Trail leads from Jordan Pond Path at the northeast end of the lake to South Bubble and then North Bubble. The section between Jordan Pond and South Bubble has a few difficult sections, especially for a dog. Alex had quite a bit of trouble at the Fat Man's Squeeze, but eventually got up. He was very proud of himself for getting up to the top. Bubbles Divide Trail is an easier route to access the Bubbles. Bubble Rock, a glacial erratic that seems to be balanced on a cliff edge is near the summit of South Bubble. Both mountains have views towards Jordan Pond from above. Overall, a great hike, but keep in mind the route for Jordan Path is difficult.
Written September 24, 2021
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jmgrier
Marlborough, MA110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
There are a few trails that lead to Bubble Rock. Despite having a map, we accidentally took our dogs up a very rocky/steep one and when we finally got to the top, there was a ladder rung that we could not get past. So we hiked all the way back down and took Bubbles Divide instead (still challenging but doable). If you are a novice hiker or have young kids, I would definitely recommend starting at the Bubbles parking lot for an even gentler hike.
Written May 28, 2021
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brandasa
Centerville, OH1,336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We hiked up to south bubble and saw the large boulder. I was unimpressed. However, as you continue past the rock to the overlook it was a great view of Jordan Pond. North Bubble had an even better view and less people - don't skip it!
Written June 13, 2022
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TravelGlober
New York City, NY76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
We got to the Bubble rock parking around 830am and got the last parking lot on a Thursday . We did the South Bubble trail which is easier as I read from Pinterest blogs and did the same trail to return to the parking. The Bubble rock is unique and wondering how this gigantic Boulder just sit there 🤔 . After further hiking, it reached the South Bubble trail summit with the marvelous Jordan pond view. We saw hikers came up from the Jordan pond and learned that there is more rock scrambling from the other Bubble trail. We told them the South Bubble is easier and they were relieved and glad to hike down from there😊.

Written July 11, 2022
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
My husband and I hiked to all the “Bubbles”today in the afternoon. For the umpteenth time… we never get tired of the sweeping vistas from the summits.

We were very lucky finding a parking spot at the Bubble Rock parking without any delays - don’t count on such luck in high season.

The rocks are wet in some spots, so needless to mention that hiking shoes with good traction is a must. The trails were a bit muddy after a heavy rainfall the day before but we were exceptionally lucky with the weather. It was quite windy on the summits but we loved it!

Keep in mind that the North Bubble trail is more difficult than the South Bubble one: it is steeper and there are some tricky places to tackle .
Written October 20, 2022
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JCLA2014
New York City, NY88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
The rock is cool to see, but hiking both the South and especially the North Bubble are some of the best hikes in the park. Stunning views, moderately challenging terrain. Do it early - the parking lot is small and is full by 8am; and you don’t want to be there with huge crowds
Written September 1, 2020
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HeaveNEarth
Fairfax, VA223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 June 17, 2021
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Rooindie
Sioux Falls, SD912 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We did this as part of a loop hike. We started at Jordan Pond House, hiked across the Jordan Cliffs Trail, then down to the Jordan Pond Path, then up one side of Bubble to Balance Rock, down the other side, then a nice easy walk on the Jordan Pond Path back to the start - about 5 miles and less than 4 hours. It was our favorite hike in the park. There are great views on top of Bubble and the balance rock is definitely neat to see. The hike up is steep either side, but not too long; it is a bit of a boulder field, so it's uneven and slow. One side involves some hand rungs and pulling yourself up, but nothing difficult.
Written October 3, 2021
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