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South Bubble, North Bubble, Conners Nubble
Mount Desert, ME, Bar Harbor, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Bubbles Trail on the way to South Bubble
Looking up the Bubbles Trail on the way to South Bubble

Route: Bubbles Divide Trail, Jordan Pond Carry Trail, Bubbles Trail, carriage road

Trails were mostly dry and in good shape. Shame on me for having not gone the extra quarter of a mile or so beyond the North Bubble summit in the past. Fantastic ledge views from atop those cliffs. Conners Nubble also had fantastic 360 views, including the cliff view over Eagle Lake. Instead of descending to the north, I doubled back down the short rugged stretch of trail to the carriage road, then took that to the Jordan Pond Carry Trail (taking a brief detour to the shore of Eagle Lake), then back to the parking lot to close the loop. Lots of work has been done on that stretch of the Carry Trail to fix muddy areas.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: South Bubble
Length: Easy
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: North Bubble
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate
Destination: Conners Nubble
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Parking Elevation: 450'
Destination: South Bubble
Time Elapsed: 00:29
Trailhead Elevation: 450'
Summit Elevation: 768'
Vertical Gain: 518'
Destination: North Bubble
Time Elapsed: 00:13
Trailhead Elevation: 768'
Summit Elevation: 872'
Vertical Gain: 162'
Destination: Conners Nubble
Time Elapsed: 00:25
Trailhead Elevation: 872'
Summit Elevation: 591'
Vertical Gain: 181'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:10
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,041'


The Bubbles Divide trailhead off Park Loop Road
The Bubbles Divide trailhead off Park Loop Road

Looking south over Jordan Pond from South Bubble - Click to enlarge
Looking south over Jordan Pond from South Bubble

The Bubbles Trail on the way to North Bubble
The Bubbles Trail on the way to North Bubble

Looking south over Jordan Pond from North Bubble - Click to enlarge
Looking south over Jordan Pond from North Bubble

The Bubbles Trail on the way to Conners Nubble
The Bubbles Trail on the way to Conners Nubble

Looking over Eagle Lake from Conners Nubble - Click to enlarge
Looking over Eagle Lake from Conners Nubble

Directions to trailhead: From Seal Harbor, take Park Loop Road north to the Bubble Divide parking lot.



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