Little Abol Falls Trail

This quick hike climbs gradually from Abol Campground to beautiful cascades on a branch of Abol Stream. The trail offers good views of Mount Katahdin's southwest face.
Trail Activity
Length
0.8 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate
Town
T3 R10 WELS
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Not Permitted
Fees
Yes

Description

The Little Abol Falls trail is relatively short but scenic, bearing east from Abol Campground through old cuttings to a beautiful set of falls on a branch of Abol Stream. This provides an easy half-day trip.

The blue-blazed trail begins at the upper end of Abol Campground between lean-tos #8 and #10 and immediately crosses a small brook. The trail follows an old woods road as it ascends gradually uphill with good views of the southwest side of Katahdin, including prominent Abol Slide. After 0.8 miles the trail reaches a tributary of Abol Stream. A short distance downstream the brook makes a sheer, 15-foot drop over solid rock to a small pool below. This is an excellent picnic spot.

Other Information

Park Fees: See website for entrance and camping fee schedule. [No entrance fee for Maine residents.]

Park Rules: See a more complete list here.

  • All persons entering the Park by road or trail must register their entrance at a gatehouse or self-registration station
  • The maximum size of hiking groups is 12 persons
  • All groups of five or more persons under 16 years of age must be accompanied by at least one adult, responsible for the supervision of a maximum of five youths
  • For all trash: Carry-in; carry-out
  • Where toilets are not available, human waste must be buried at least 200' from water or carried out
  • Pets or other domestic animals are not allowed in the Park
  • Camping is permitted by reservation only
  • Fires or other cooking or heating devices are permitted only in designated campsites or picnic areas
  • Hunting and trapping are prohibited within the Park (with some exceptions)
  • Maine fishing laws apply within the Park
  • No person may feed, bait, or disturb any animal within the Park
  • Power equipment is prohibited (including generators)
  • All vehicles must display an entrance permit while in the Park

Trail Manager

This trail is within Baxter State Park. For more information and detailed trail maps, please visit Baxter State Park Authority's website.

Baxter State Park Authority

Baxter State Park Authority
64 Balsam Drive
Millinocket, ME 04462
Phone: (207) 723-5140
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Trailhead Information

Little Abol Falls trailhead is located in Abol Campground which is best accessed from the Togue Pond Gatehouse (South Gate) of Baxter State Park. 

From downtown Millinocket: Travel 16 miles northwest on the paved Baxter Park Road to the Togue Pond Gatehouse, passing buildings and Northwoods Trading Post on the right after eight miles. After entering the park at Togue Pond Gate, bear left and continue onto the Park Tote Road for 5.6 miles. Abol Campground will be on the right. Park in the lot near the road and walk along the campground loop road to find the trailhead located between lean-tos #8 and #10.

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