Bubbles Trail

Acadia National Park
Located 4.3 miles from Bar Harbor, Maine (ME)
4 Stars
5,547 Steps 1  (2.5 mi)


The Bubbles Trail has a maximum elevation of 876 ft (267 m), a minimum elevation of 292 ft (89 m), and an elevation range of 584 ft (178 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
5,5472.5 mi292 ft876 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
1.3 hrs41.5498 ft528 ft
[ B to A ]
1.3 hrs44.0528 ft498 ft

What is the length of the Bubbles Trail?

The length of the trail is 2.5 mi (3.9 km) or 5,547 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Bubbles Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 1.3 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.3 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Bubbles Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Acadia National Park topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Newbury Neck, ME
  2. North Topo Map: Salsbury Cove, ME
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Bar Harbor, ME
  4. West Topo Map: Bartlett Island, ME
  5. Topo Map: Southwest Harbor, ME
  6. East Topo Map: Seal Harbor, ME
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Swans Island, ME
  8. South Topo Map: Bass Harbor, ME
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Baker Island, ME

Is there a Bubbles trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Bubbles Trail is located on the Southwest Harbor topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.