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South Bubble, North Bubble
Mount Desert, ME

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

Route: Jordan Pond Carry Trail, Jordan Pond Path, Bubbles Trail, Bubble Divide

Trails were mostly dry and in good shape. Took a detour and walked the Jordan Pond Path below South Bubble - smooth footing and nice views. Bubbles Trail up South Bubble was rugged in places with some metal rungs. A bit more tame between the peaks. Great views on both summits (didn't go out to the northern view on North Bubble...should have, but was saving energy for another hike). Bubbles Divide trail east side has been reloed and rebuilt, giving it good footing.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Parking Elevation: 450'
Destination: South Bubble
Time Elapsed: 00:39
Trailhead Elevation: 450'
Summit Elevation: 768'
Vertical Gain: 518'
Destination: North Bubble
Time Elapsed: 00:16
Trailhead Elevation: 768'
Summit Elevation: 872'
Vertical Gain: 162'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:24
Hike Vertical Gain: 680'


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

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



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