Trail Run Project Logo

Jordan Pond Path

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer loop
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 29' 9 m
Descent: -28' -9 m
High: 287' 88 m
Low: 273' 83 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

Dogs

Leashed
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by James Kaiser

A nice run around one of the most beautiful ponds in Acadia.

James Kaiser

Features Lake · Views

Overview

A moderately challenging but lovely circuit around Jordan Pond. Bring a camera or binoculars for any of the numerous scenic views around the pond with opportunities to see birds and other small mammals. This loop run starts and ends at the iconic Jordan Pond House, which has some tasty treats for hungry visitors.

Description

Jordan Pond is famous for the Jordan Pond House, which serves popovers and tea on the pond's southern shore, but that's not the only way to enjoy this beautiful area.

The Jordan Pond Path loops around the entire pond, offering terrific views of the surrounding mountains. It's also a great way to work up an appetite! Start the trail near the Jordan Pond House and follow it counter-clockwise around the pond. Soon you'll be treated to dramatic views of The Bubbles, two glacially sculpted mountains at the northern end of Jordan Pond. Continue along the trail, and you'll reach the northern end of the pond, where you'll cross over several wooden bridges.

From here the trail loops back along the pond's western shore. This section of trail is slightly more rugged than the trail along the eastern shore. Be prepared to scramble over some rocky sections and work your way along some elevated boardwalks. By the time you reach the Jordan Pond House, you'll be ready for popovers!

Thanks to guidebook author and photographer, James Kaiser, for sharing this trail description. If youre interested in learning more details about great day hikes, weather, camping / lodging, and geology, check out his book: .

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes, History & Background

Contacts

Rate This Run

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Run

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 60 votes

#98

Overall
  4.4 from 60 votes
5 Star
57%
4 Star
30%
3 Star
13%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Run Rankings

#1

in Maine

#98

Overall
25 Views Last Month
3,394 Since Sep 1, 2015
Easy/Intermediate

25%
68%
5%
0%
2%
0%

Photos

Jordan Pond - September '18
Feb 12, 2020 near Bar Harbor, ME
Jordan Pond, ME. with permission from E Koh
Jun 23, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Spectacular mid-October Fall color
Oct 18, 2017 near Bar Harbor, ME
Jordan Autumn Twilight Pond
Jan 21, 2020 near Bar Harbor, ME
Jordan Pond is gorgeous from its southern end.
Apr 27, 2017 near Bar Harbor, ME
Trail around Jordan Pond.
Mar 25, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running