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Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
50.00 ft (15.24 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
2.30 mi (3.70 km)
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Explore the heart of Acadia by hiking the Jordan Stream Path to Cobblestone Bridge. While Jordan Pond and Jordan Pond Trail get most of the attention, Jordan Stream Path south to Cobblestone Bridge offers hikers a shaded, tranquil, and quiet hike to one of the most beautiful rock bridges within the park.

At the south end of the Jordan Pond, follow the carriage road toward intersection 15. At this point, there is a sign noting the start of the Jordan Stream Path and a bridge to easily cross. The trail closely follows the stream, with cascading water, wildflowers, ferns, and mossy granite rocks as the backdrop. A cool hike in mid-summer under the canopy, it can be a buggy trip early summer. The trail is quite flat with a few sections of shallow tree roots to navigate. There are several short sections of double-plank boardwalks. Early spring or after a rain storm, these can be slippery and caution is advised. Approximately 1.3 miles from the Jordan Pond, hikers reach Cobblestone Bridge. Take a minute to marvel at the construction completed in 1917, the earliest of the rock bridges designed by John Rockefeller.

Hikers can follow the same route back to the starting point. Alternatively, for a slightly different view, walk up to the top of the bridge and follow the carriage roads. Return north following the roads to junction 23, taking a left back to junction 15. Once back at the Jordan Pond, visitors have access to potable water, flush toilets, and a restaurant. The hike is dog friendly. Consider the Jordan Stream Path to Cobblestone Bridge a must-hike for Acadia National Park, especially in spring when the stream is in maximal flow.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Few crowds. Beautiful stream. Forest.

Cons

Bugs. Slippery boardwalks.

Trailhead Elevation

300.00 ft (91.44 m)

Highest point

300.00 ft (91.44 m)

Features

Near lake or river
Historically significant
Waterfalls
Wildlife
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Shelters
Potable water
Wildflowers
Bird watching
Old-growth forest

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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