Today, we headed to The Bubbles parking lot on the Park Loop Road early in the morning. Our goal was to hike to the summit of North Bubble Mountain. After that, we would hike back down the way we came and then hike up to the Summit of South Bubble Mountain which overlooks Jordan Pond.
When we reached the Summit, we would find our way to “Bubble Rock”, arguably the most well-known rock in the entire state of Maine and one of the most visited spots in Acadia National Park. Perched precariously on the eastern edge of the summit of South Bubble, the giant boulder looks as if it could fall off at any moment. Bill and Tricia double dared each other to get their photos taken with Bubble Rock. That was a big accomplishment for our fear of heights hiking duo;o))
From there, our plan was to hike down from South Bubble Mountain Summit on the trail that connects directly to the Jordan Pond Trail. Well, those plans got changed when Bill and Tricia saw the steepness of that trail. They made a hasty about face back to the summit and we descended the way we came up;o)) Dan did go down the steepest decent and we met up with him where the Bubbles Divide Trail meets the Jordan Pond Trail.
The Jordan Pond Trail is rated Easy. However, you do have to watch your step. It is basically level, but the trail surface is very varied: rock, gravel, boulders, wood beams, etc. It's a great loop trail with so many interesting segments, but the best part of the loop is the views!!
We did almost the entire Jordon Pond Loop. When we reached the Carry Trail, we took that half mile section back to the parking area. When we combined all the short trails with the longer Jordan Pond Trail we managed to hike a total of 7.2 miles:o))