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.
Park Fees: See website for entrance and camping fee schedule. [No entrance fee for Maine residents.]
Park Rules: See a more complete list here.
This trail is within Baxter State Park. For more information and detailed trail maps, please visit Baxter State Park Authority's website.
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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