Hiking in Acadia National Park

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South Bubble Mountain and Jordan Pond Loop
South Bubble Mountain and Jordan Pond Loop
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
 
Moderate: 2.0 miles, 1-3 hours
A short loop hike to the top of Bubble Mountain and the teetering boulder then return via Jordan Pond.

A fun loop hike up to the top of a rocky mountain called South Bubble which has a very cool large glacial erratic left over from the last ice age. It is perched on the very edge of the steep cliff face and looks like it could be pushed off..... I bet you can't do it! The trail then descends to the north end of Jordan Pond for some great views unfortunately...
Cadillac Mountain - Acadia National Park
Cadillac Mountain - Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Moderate: 4.0 miles, Half day
Be the first to see the sun rise in the United States!

Cadillac Mountain is a must-do for anyone visiting Acadia National Park. There are multiple trails up the 1,500 foot mountain but I think the best is the South Ridge from near Otter Creek. There is also a summit road that is open May-Fall that can be accessed on the Park Loop Road just south of Eagle Lake Road east of Eagle Lake. From the open summit...
Precipice Trail, Acadia National Park
Precipice Trail, Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
 
Learn more about Acadia National Park at www.NaturePods.com

The Precipice Trail is a great way to experience Acadia National Park. Its a strenuous climb, but the views along the way and from the summit of Champlain Mountain are well worth the climb. Join ranger and naturalist Bob Thayer of NaturePods on this audio guide for Acadia National Park. Explore the geology, scenery, and the revival of Peregrine Falcons...
The Bee Hive - Acadia National Park
The Bee Hive - Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Moderate: 2.0 miles, Half day
A steep climb to the top of this small mountain with wonderful views out over the Atlantic and surrounding Acadia hills

This is a short but very steep 500 foot climb from sea level to the top of this 500 foot mountain of rocky ledges. It is very steep on the way up and you'll be walking along cliffsides so it is not for the faint of heart. At the top you'll make an excursion to a cool pond in the mountainside called "The Bow" before returning to the trailhead via a...
Gorham Mountain, Thunderhole, Shore and Sand Beach - Acadia National Park
Moderate: 3.2 miles, Half day
A wonderful loop hike that will take you along the shore of the Atlantic, over mountain ledges to end at Sand Beach.

This is a wonderful loop hike that will take you along the shore of Newport Cove past powerful Thunderhole and then up over the open ledges of Gorham Mountain. You will have beautiful ocean views along the entire route. When you come down Gorham Mountain to the north you can also run up the Bee Hive if you have the energy. After you descend back...
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Jordan Pond - South Bubble Loop
by buckwheat_hiker on Jun 05, 2009
Seal Harbor, Maine, United States
Hiking | 4.1 miles
This loop of about 5 miles takes the hiker around Jordan Pond and up the west face of the South Bubble Mountain (766 feet), then returns you for lunch at the Jordon Pond House, where tea and popovers await.
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Acadia-4peaks (Hall Quarry, Maine, United States) Photo
Acadia-Four Peaks
by reags on Jul 07, 2007
Hall Quarry, Maine, United States
Hiking | 4.1 miles
a 4mi hike over four peaks (including sargent mt, the second highest peak in acadia)
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Giant Slide Hike
by ahhhfresh on Sep 13, 2008
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Hiking | 4.3 miles
We had planned on doing Beehive, but it rained heavily on Friday, and so we decided the iron rungs and ladders on that trail might be too slippery and dangerous.  Instead, we tried Gaint Slide which is supposed to be especially beautiful after rains.   It was indeed very pretty, with numerous small water falls and clear mountain pools as you clamber over moss covered rocks.  It's pretty strenous, not because of grade...
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Acadia - Sand Beach and Great Head Trail
by gr8outdoors on May 16, 2008
Otter Creek, Maine, United States
Hiking | 2.0 miles
Walking across Sand Beach of course presented a challenge of getting KJ off the sand and ready to actualy start the hike. After about 20 minutes of "racing the waves" we finally got across the beach and started the ascent up to Great Head. Prime with outstanding views, this hike offerred a balance of woods and awesome sceneary to the North, South, East and West. On the descent, KJ...
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Norumbega Mountain - Goat Trail to Lower Hadlock Loop
by ahhhfresh on Jul 31, 2010
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Hiking | 3.4 miles
This is a hard hike to characterize, since it starts off with a strenuous ascent up Goat Trail but finishes quite leisurely along Lower Hadlock Pond and some beautiful cascades. The difficult part of Goat Trail is only about 0.3 miles and it comes at the very beginning, so once you get through that it's clear sailing with only the modest distance, not steepness, providing any challenge. Not a great hike for anyone looking...
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Cadillac and Dorr via Canon Brook Trail
by ahhhfresh on Jun 13, 2009
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Hiking | 6.3 miles
This is a hike in Acadia National Park near Bar Harbor in Maine.  It is a loop that hits the sights of Featherbed, a secluded mountain pond, the not so secluded summit of Cadillac mountain, and then down, up, and over to neighboring Dorr mountain before heading back down Dorr's southern side.  It's our longest hike to date at 6.3 miles, and quite breathtaking in sections.  I found it to be pretty challenging, though that's...
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Acadia - Saint Sauveur Mountain Summit
by gr8outdoors on May 14, 2008
Hall Quarry, Maine, United States
Hiking | 3.3 miles
We started the morning a little late after Daddy decided to get up at 4am and photograph the sunrise at Otter Cliffs. Needless to say, our intention was to hike the complete loop over to Acadia Mountain which would have added an additional .7 miles. However, after seeing the rapid descent on the backside of the trail and the impending ascent in the same short distance to the top of...
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Gorham Mountain/Cadillac Cliffs
by ahhhfresh on Oct 04, 2008
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Hiking | 1.9 miles
This is a well used trail within the area of Acadia that you must pay to enter.  We made it a loop by including the Cadillac Cliffs trail with the Gorman Mountain section.  While we ascended the Gorman trail and descended the Cadillac Cliffs one, I would suggest the opposite because there is a large rock slide area that would probably be much more fun to climb up than it was to...
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Acadia - Ocean Trail
by gr8outdoors on May 12, 2008
Otter Creek, Maine, United States
Hiking | 2.0 miles
Parking at the Sandy Beach upper parking lot we started our 2 miles hike on the Ocean Trail. What an amazing hike with absolutely incredible views. Adding to the beauty was the complete isolation in the park. We saw a total of six people during the entire trek. With gorgeous views of Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Monument Cove, Otter Cliffs and the culmination at Otter Point the hike...
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Valley Peak to Flying Mountain Loop
by ahhhfresh on Sep 19, 2009
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Hiking | 4.0 miles
A moderate intensity hike in one of the less trafficked areas of Acadia National Park.  The parking area for the trail head is on Fernald Point Road off of 102, near Southwest Harbor.  Despite the fact that the trail isn't in a tourist heavy area, the relatively low height of the peaks and large number of nearby houses don't make for a secluded hike.  In fact, we heard what sounded like a...
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Mansell Mountain: Perpendicular Trail to Great Notch Loop
by ahhhfresh on Jul 09, 2011
Southwest Harbor, Maine, United States
Hiking | 3.2 miles
This is one of the first hikes I ever did in Acadia, but I had never GPS'ed it and hadn't done it in ages. So the weekend after the 4th of July we made a trip. The absolute best aspect of any Mansell Mountain hike is that the trails are not heavily used. In fact, during our afternoon hike we saw only one other couple on the trail, despite being at the...
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Cadillac Mountain Summit
by buckwheat_hiker on Jun 03, 2009
Otter Creek, Maine, United States
Hiking | 10.4 miles
This hike of almost exactly 11 miles starts and ends at the trailhead located inside the Blackwoods Campground (A-loop) on Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park.This is the Cadillac South Ridge Trail, and includes a side trail to Eagles Crag, a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the eastern shore of the United States.Cadillac Mountain is 1,566 feet (according to my Garmin GPSMap 60 CSx.
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Acadia - Jordan Pond Nature Trail
by gr8outdoors on May 15, 2008
Seal Harbor, Maine, United States
Hiking | 0.9 miles
While J decided at 8:45am that it would be time to take a nap, K and Daddy took a short trek around the Jordan Pond Nature Trail. With the self-guided booklet in hand, we learned about Wetlands, Woodpeckers, Granite Formation, The Bubbles, the differences between the Hardwoods and Softwoods forests, and a whole bunch more!
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Acadia - Wonderland Trail
by gr8outdoors on May 13, 2008
Wonderland, Maine, United States
Hiking | 1.4 miles
Setting off on our second shore trail in the Bass Harbor Head area, we immediately fell in love with this trail, or should I say the final destination. Here a perfect blend of Ocean, Granite, Seashell Beach and Harbor combine to proivde an incredible final destination for a sunset and ultimately the end of great day in the Park. With tide pools to explore, shells to collect and of course...
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Acadia - The Beehive
by gr8outdoors on May 16, 2008
Otter Creek, Maine, United States
Hiking | 1.1 miles
While Mommy and KJ played on the beach with their kite, bucket and shovel, Daddy decided to take the quick stroll over to the Beehive (Located just across Park Loop Road from Sand Beach) While listed as a 1.5 mile hike in the book, this short trek offered some of the most incredible views after the harrowing climb up the Beehive. With over 473 feet of elevation gain in the...

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