The trail is well marked with various colored markings depending on which of the color-coded loop trails you choose to take. Starting at the parking lot, the trail first enters a small thicket and then crosses a field and ends at Aspen Lane, a small suburban cul-de-sac. The trail continues from the opposite side of the road about 100 yards to the north (right).
Each of the trails wind through hemlock and aspen forests, complete with a wide variety of wildflowers in the springtime, including red trillium and jack-in-the-pulpit. Also common are the ferns so typical of a Maine hike, although this delightful hike is but a short distance away from urbanized Portland.
When one follows the River Trail above the sign marked "Up River Down," the hike can become more challenging with steep, uneven earthen stairs leading to narrow bridges which cross the numerous gullies. The rest of the trails offer very gentle grades and woodland tranquility.
This trail usually takes about 45 minutes to complete.
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From South: From the intersection of ME Routes 114 with US Route 202/ME Route 4 in downtown Gorham, head east on US Route 202/ME Route 4, taking care to bear left onto Gray Road as US Route 202/ME Route 4 diverges from ME Route 25. Continue northeasterly about 2.1 miles. Turn left into the gravel parking lot just after passing Little River Drive.
From North: From the rotary at the intersection of US Route 202/ME Route 4 with ME Route 237 in the village of Little Falls in Gorham, follow US Route 202/ME Route 4 south approximately 1.2 miles. Turn right into the easy-to-miss parking lot just before Little River Drive.
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