The Clifford Woods has two trailheads that do not have parking. Leaving the center of Farmington, turn from Main Street on to Perham Street and stay straight for 1.0 miles. The southern trailhead lies on the roadside across from the intersection of Fairview Avenue.
For the northern trailhead, turn on to Anson Street in downtown Farmington. After 0.4 miles, continue on to Titcomb Hill Road for 0.25 miles. The northern trailhead is located on the right side of Titcomb Hill Road.
Located a very short distance from downtown Farmington, Clifford Woods provides a nearby getaway for a short walk. This trail goes through a hardwood forest with little undergrowth allowing one to see a great distance through the forest. The trail breaks out of the forest for a while to follow a transmission line and has two intersections where one can reenter the shade of the forest. Along the path there is a stream crossing to navigate before heading further northwards up a hill towards the Titcomb Hill Road. The property is actively logged and users should pay extra attention in recently logged areas to be sure they are following the trail.
Clifford Woods is owned by the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine (SWOAM). As with all SWOAM properties, Clifford Woods is managed as a working forest and selective logging occasionally occurs on the property. The most recent logging operations in Clifford Woods were in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. If a logging operation is going on, the property will be posted warning users.
Visit the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine (SWOAM) online for more information or contact:
Maine Woodland Owners
153 Hospital Street
PO Box 836
Augusta, Maine 04332-0836
Phone: (207) 626-0005
Check for nearby geocaches to Clifford Woods.
Leave No Trace Principle
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Walk single file in the middle of the trail. Wear the right shoes and enjoy the mud – you're in the great outdoors!