Goodell Brook Falls Trail

A short, easy trail to a pretty waterfall along Goodell Brook. 
Trail Activity
Hiking Walking
Length
0.20 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Monson
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

Goodell Brook Falls is a lovely 10-foot cascade just downstream from the outlet of Spectacle Pond. To get to the falls, head north on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) from the parking lot. Take the first right approximately 30 feet down the trail into the blue-blazed Goodell Falls Trail. The side trail follows an easy grade down to the falls. 

Other Information

Do not underestimate the difficulty of hiking the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) and its side trails in Maine. Be sure to carry equipment and supplies necessary for this undertaking and be prepared for challenging weather conditions. Please educate yourself before hiking, so that you can have the knowledge and skills necessary for an enjoyable and safe hike. Fires are only allowed in the provided fireplace ring at established campsites; it is illegal in Maine to build a fire elsewhere.

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail runs from Maine to Georgia along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains. It is managed cooperatively by the National Park Service, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and 31 trail-maintaining clubs along with other federal and state land managers whose land the trail crosses. Over 3 million people visit the A.T. every year. Since its inception in the 1920s, thousands of volunteers have worked tirelessly to maintain, manage, and protect the Appalachian Trail. 

In Maine, the all-volunteer Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) maintains and protects the 267-mile section of the Appalachian Trail extending from Katahdin in Baxter State Park to Grafton Notch at ME-26. In addition, MATC maintains over 60 miles of side trails as well as a system of regularly-spaced shelters and campsites to preserve access to wild, backcountry hiking in Maine. MATC publishes The Official Appalachian Trail Guide to Maine, which includes seven maps, please visit their website for information on how to purchase the guide or to learn more about becoming a member of MATC.

Trail Manager

Visit Maine Appalachian Trail Club online for more information or contact:

Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC)

Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC)
PO Box 7564
Portland, ME 04112
info@matc.org
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Trailhead Information

From Monson, head north on ME-6/15 for 3.7 miles. Follow signs for Appalachian Trail parking in a gravel lot on the right.

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