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  • Writer's pictureGerry Caron

Best Waterfalls in Maine: Top 3 Cascades Rockwood Area

Updated: Jul 6


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Best Waterfalls in Maine - Top 3 Cascades of the Moosehead Lake Region

Breathe in the crisp, fresh air as you embark on an unforgettable adventure exploring the spectacular waterfalls of the Moosehead Lake region. With the spring season in full swing, now is the perfect time to hit the trails and uncover the natural wonders that await you to explore the best waterfalls in Maine.


Maine's rivers are renowned for their power and beauty, making waterfall hikes an exhilarating experience. From towering cascades to tranquil streams, there's something for everyone to enjoy in the Moosehead Lake Region.


Must-See Waterfalls in the Rockwood Area

  1. Moxie Falls: A short hike leads you to the awe-inspiring Moxie Falls Maine, one of the most stunning waterfalls in the state. Located in Somerset County, this majestic waterfall plunges over rugged cliffs into a pristine pool below. The trail to Moxie Falls offers stunning views of the surrounding forest, making it a popular destination for nature lovers and photographers alike.

  2. Little Wilson Falls: Immerse yourself in the beauty of Maine's wilderness as you marvel at the powerful Little Wilson Falls. Located in the heart of the Appalachian Trail, this hidden gem offers hikers the opportunity to witness the raw power of nature up close. The trail to Little Wilson Falls meanders through lush forests and rocky terrain, providing visitors with a truly unforgettable outdoor experience.

  3. Gulf Hagas: Known as the "Grand Canyon of Maine," Gulf Hagas is a must-visit destination for waterfall enthusiasts. Located within the Appalachian Trail corridor, this rugged gorge is home to a series of stunning waterfalls, rock formations, and scenic overlooks. The challenging nine-mile loop trail takes hikers past numerous waterfalls, including the iconic Screw Auger Falls and Buttermilk Falls, offering breathtaking views at every turn.


So lace up your hiking boots, grab your camera, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to discover the natural beauty of the Moosehead Lake Region's majestic waterfalls!


What to Do in Moosehead Lake

For those seeking more activities and detailed guides, Moose River Lookout offers a wealth of information about the Moosehead Lake area. From seasonal events and community news to outdoor adventure guides and dining recommendations, Moose River Lookout is your new resource for exploring the region. In addition to hiking, you can find information on boating, fishing, camping, and local attractions.

Want more information? Check out our Moosehead News!


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