Moxie Falls

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Trailhead

The township of Moxie Gore is located approximately 50 miles north of Skowhegan on US Route 201. Upon reaching the small village of The Forks, look to turn right onto Moxie Pond Road (Lake Moxie RD on DeLorme's Maine Atlas & Gazetteer). This paved road is immediately before the bridge over the Kennebec River. There is a rest area between the Moxie Pond Road and the river. The trailhead is located approximately 2.3 miles further on this road on the left.

Description

The first half of the Moxie Falls Trail is quite flat and passes through pleasant mixed woods as it travels towards the falls. This first section of trail includes gravel surfacing and is a bit wider than a standard, primitive hiking trail.

Approximately halfway down the trail, a woods road is crossed. There is a welcome sign here, which serves as a good landmark indicating the falls are not too far away. Within a quarter of a mile, the trail begins to become a little steeper, though it still is not too steep by hiking standards. Shortly thereafter, visitors encounter a series of wooden stairs and boardwalks providing access over the rugged terrain surrounding the falls.

There are several wooden observation platforms providing a number of different looks at Moxie Stream's plunges. Return to the trailhead by retracing your route.

Other Information

Camping is not allowed at the falls, though there are private camping and lodging opportunities in the region.

Care should be taken while visiting the falls. Swimming under the falls is allowed but should only be undertaken with due caution.

Moxie Stream flows into the scenic Kennebec River Gorge, a major rafting and white-water kayaking destination. Commercial rafting operators provide daily rafting trips during summer months.

Trail Manager

For more information about the trail contact:

Maine Division of Parks and Public Lands
Southern Region Parks Manager
State House Station 107,
Augusta, Maine 04333
Phone: (207) 624-6077
ron.hunt@maine.gov

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avatar rob.lydickMay 8, 2012, 8:05 am EST

Nicely maintained trail that offers a spectacular view at the end! Pretty easy hike with just a few wooden stairs to walk down on your way to the falls. For video of my hike to the falls, check out: http://www.wabi.tv/news/29834/roaming-rob-hiking-moxie-falls

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Photo courtesy:Maine Division of Parks and Public Lands

Moxie Falls is one of Maine's highest waterfalls, including a single vertical drop of nearly 90 feet as well as other plunges and pools. A relatively easy walk of a little under one-mile brings visitors down to this scenic destination.

Quick Facts

Activity
  • Hiking / Walking
  • Snowshoeing
TownMoxie Gore
DifficultyModerate
Length2.0 miles, Round Trip
SurfaceDirt/Forest Floor, Rocks/Ledge, Boardwalk
PetsPermitted
FeesNo
Other ActivitiesNone

Current Weather

April 23, 2014
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