Jordan Pond Loop Trail


The Jordan Pond Loop Trail in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, Maine, is a well-kept 3.1-mile regularly traveled loop trail. The trail winds its way around Jordon Pond and is best used from April through October for hiking, running, and bird watching.

To start. follow the well-kept gravel route north along the pond’s eastern sides; this is the most straightforward stretch of the path. The walk passes numerous finely crafted wooden bridges along the north side of Jordan Pond that cross two large streams that pour into the pond. Things get a little more exciting when the trail circles around the western side of Jordan Pond, passing by a few large rocks along the coastline before turning into an elevated log boardwalk that takes you over the last mile of wetlands near the beach.

Overall, the trail is level, simple, and relaxing. The hike is ideal for almost everyone and takes approximately 1-2 miles to complete. Acadia National Park has rules against dogs, swimming, or wading into the lake. However, dogs are allowed on the trail! 🐕

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  • Address: Park Loop Rd
  • Town: Seal Harbor
  • State: Maine
  • GPS: Lat 44.32221 Lng -68.25465
  • Parking notes: There are about 100 parking spots located close to the Jordon Pond Trailhead in the Jordon Pond North parking lot. There is additional parking located at the Jordon Pond House which holds about 50 cars. Parking fills up very quickly.
  • Parking directions: HERE
  • Location directions: HERE


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