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Bubble Rock

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Definitely Worth the Hike

My husband & I hiked the Bubble Rock trail with our adult children recently. We were a bit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lauren B
Westford, Massachusetts
Bubble Rock

This hike is all about seeing the famous bubble rock which was transported some 40 miles during... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Debra C
Kissimmee, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband & I hiked the Bubble Rock trail with our adult children recently. We were a bit hesitant because we thought that it would be too challenging, but it was not. Although the path was a bit steep in some spots, it was definitely...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This hike is all about seeing the famous bubble rock which was transported some 40 miles during glacier times. We drove to the Bubble trailhead arriving around 915am. There were no parking spots in the small maybe 12 space lot. Luckily someone left shortly after...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you visit Acadia park, don't miss this out. First I suggest to visit Jordan Pond to get a closer look. Then you drive another 5 min or so, you will reach the parking lot. The only complain here is parking lot is very small....More

Thank ericpeggy
Reviewed 2 days ago

We parked by the Jordon Pond House in the morning and took the trail to circle the pond. At the north end of the pond we found the trail to Bubble Rock atop South Bubble. It was about a half mile rock scramble straight up....More

Thank Turner S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wear good shoes and expect some up and down on the trail. This is a fairly easy walk with fabulous views over the valley as well as the ‘bubble ‘ which is a very large boulder deposited on the edge of the cliff by a...More

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hiked this up with my 8 yr old daughter. There are some easy and challenging parts, and totally attainable by anyone 5 and older I would think. The view up top is pretty, what is really amazing is this giant rock perched up at the...More

Thank Beantown2Beantown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't as moved as fellow reviewers about Bubble Rock. The northern end of the trail is a lot more interesting and gives you a really nice view of one of the lakes, but the southern trail is far less challenging and wasn't as mesmerizing,...More

Thank billhobo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...incredible view. A walking stick helps and good shoes help but not absolutely necessary. It's worth the climb to the top. The sign say it's five tenths of a mile to the top, I measured it a little higher. Dress appropriately, it's cooler in the...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a nice hike from the bus stop we found ourselves mesmerized by the bubble rock. It looks so precariously placed in position like it could fall any moment! Highly recommend this hike, great place for a family photo!

Thank hopalongrving
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great hike for children. It wasn’t too far and the view was very rewarding. We also brought our two dogs and it wasn’t too strenuous on them who usually go for short walks. A great view of Jordan Pond as as well.

Thank Michael P
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Boris L
19 September 2018|
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Response from bklyn56 | Reviewed this property |
If you are only hiking one bubble, I would plan on at least one hour. You will want to linger at the top as the views of Jordan Pond are magnificent. If you are hiking both bubbles, plan on an hour and a half. It is well... More