Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, Acadia National Park

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Formed by the Wisconsin Ice Sheet thousands of years ago, Jordan Pond Path Trailhead in Acadia National Park covers 76 hectares (187 acres) of the park, with 5.8 km (3.6 mi) of shoreline. Enjoy a walk around the lake on a well-maintained hiking trail or on a carriage road. The clear waters reach 46 m (150 ft) deep, and visibility has been recorded up to depths of 14 to 18 m (46 to 60 ft)--the deepest in the state. Swimming is not allowed in the lake, but you can kayak or canoe on its waters. Have a meal at the restaurant overlooking the lake to view it from another perspective. You can reach the area by car; hikes start from the parking lot. Discover how to plan a Acadia National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Hiked here from the Bubbles Divide, and it's just a gorgeous pond. We got there just before sunset, and the light shining down on the pond was stunning. The part by the bridge is an easy hike and...  more »
  • Love hiking here. 3 mile hike around Jordan Pond is fun. Left side of pond goes over wooden plank boardwalk to protect the vegetation. It's also a little rocky but doable for most people. The right...  more »
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  • Jordan Pond is an excellent entry level hike when first visiting Acadia. It's a great way to get those muscles of yours fired up for the many adventures that lie ahead. It's a flat trail that hugs the rim of the pond offering several breathtaking vistas. Along the path there are opportunities to break off and engage in slightly more intense climbs. One includes climbing the face of the South Bubble which is a steep, .4 mile ascent. That being said, the views are stunning and you get to test your might by trying to push bubble rock over! Good luck and more importantly, have fun.
  • The pond and trail is a nice, easy walk for the first half (we walked counter clockwise). But the west side is rough, with a few boulders to climb over. It’s not hard but may be too much for anyone with limited mobility. And it will take about 2 1/2 hrs to get around.
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