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The township of Moxie Gore is located approximately 50 miles north of Skowhegan on US Route 201. Upon reaching the small village of The Forks, look to turn right onto Moxie Pond Road (Lake Moxie RD on DeLorme's Maine Atlas & Gazetteer). This paved road is immediately before the bridge over the Kennebec River. There is a rest area between the Moxie Pond Road and the river. The trailhead is located approximately 2.3 miles further on this road on the left.

Description

The first half of the Moxie Falls Trail is quite flat and passes through pleasant mixed woods as it travels towards the falls. This first section of trail includes gravel surfacing and is a bit wider than a standard, primitive hiking trail.

Approximately halfway down the trail, a woods road is crossed. There is a welcome sign here, which serves as a good landmark indicating the falls are not too far away. Within a quarter of a mile, the trail begins to become a little steeper, though it still is not too steep by hiking standards. Shortly thereafter, visitors encounter a series of wooden stairs and boardwalks providing access over the rugged terrain surrounding the falls.

There are several wooden observation platforms providing a number of different looks at Moxie Stream's plunges. Return to the trailhead by retracing your route.

Other Information

Camping is not allowed at the falls, though there are private camping and lodging opportunities in the region. Care should be taken while visiting the falls. Swimming under the falls is allowed but should only be undertaken with due caution. Moxie Stream flows into the scenic Kennebec River Gorge, a major rafting and white-water kayaking destination. Commercial rafting operators provide daily rafting trips during summer months.

Trail Manager

Visit Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands online for more information or contact:

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, Southern Region Parks Manager
107 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 624-6077
ron.hunt@maine.gov

Comments

bigjohnhersey2 July 11, 2015, 3:20 pm EDT

The trail was in excellent shape, not hard but still a challenge for the kids. They were very tired after the hike, but it was a great day.

ChrisNason August 09, 2014, 11:31 am EDT

Chris Nason

As the description says, this is a very easy hike with a big payoff at the end: the falls. We were there as it started to rain, so boardwalk areas were a bit slippery. However, the platforms and boardwalks are well-constructed and quite safe to explore. The trail itself is mostly flat, smooth, and wide until you get to the falls.

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