Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
1,054.00 ft (321.26 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
4.00 mi (6.44 km)
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This loop takes you over the popular North and South Bubbles and includes Connor’s Nubble, a less popular summit overlooking Eagle Pond, and returns to the parking lot along Eagle Lake Trail and the Jordan Pond Carry. Begin this loop at the Bubbles Divide Trailhead off of the Park Loop Road. 

From the parking lot, climb the wide, well-used Bubbles Divide trail for 0.3 miles until you reach the junction with the Bubbles Trail. Follow the trail south (left) to continue to climb another 0.3 miles to reach the top of South Bubble. South Bubble provides amazing views above Jordan Pond. A short spur trail leads you to Bubble Rock, a 110-ton glacial erratic on the east face of South Bubble. Follow the trail back to the junction between Bubbles Trail and Bubble Divide. Follow the Bubbles Trail north (left) to continue over North Bubble and onward to Connor’s Nubble. The trail climbs a steep 0.3 miles to North Bubble. The trail continues with an easy descent and ridgeline walk for most of the remaining 0.8 miles to Connor’s Nubble, with many views of Eagle Lake along the way. After the ridgeline, the trail crosses the carriage road just before a short climb to the summit that includes rewarding views of Eagle Lake and Cadillac Mountain. 

Continuing on from the summit, Bubbles Trail descends into a wooded area and meets the Eagle Lake Trail near the edge of Eagle Lake. Follow the scenic Eagle Lake Trail along the shore for 1.2 miles until you reach the junction with Jordan Pond Carry. Follow the wooded Jordan Pond Carry back to the parking lot.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Connor's Nubble is less crowded.

Cons

Busy trailhead.

Trailhead Elevation

478.00 ft (145.69 m)

Highest point

851.00 ft (259.38 m)

Features

Near lake or river
Family friendly
Geologically significant
Big vistas
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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