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Moxie Falls

Moxie Falls is one of Maine's highest waterfalls, including a single vertical drop of nearly 90 feet as well as other plunges and pools. A relatively easy walk of a little under one-mile brings visitors down to this scenic destination.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Hiking
2.00 miles, Round Trip
Moxie Gore
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging



This is a busy trail system, especially on weekends between 9AM-4PM. Consider visiting outside of peak periods. Use Maine Trail Finder to identify other nearby trails. If the parking lot is full when you arrive, please choose another trail.

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

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, Southern Region Parks Manager
107 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 624-6080

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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Camp at least 200 feet from lakes and streams.
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Trailhead Information

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.

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May 10, 2021
Absolutely worth the time to take this hike. Beautiful shaded trail through the forest with some stairs. Reward is a stunning view of the falls, especially in the Fall with the colorful foliage, but beautiful any time of year. Full water flow after snow fall & heavy rain. Easy enough for children who can walk on their own and leashed dogs are allowed.
October 13, 2017
Such a wonderful starter hike for those gaining hiking feet. Hiking in is a straight, wide hike with lots of flora and fauna to enjoy. The way back is a slight elevation gain of about 100-120’...biggest challenge is the slippery wood, rocks, roots and path closer to the falls (or when covered in snow).

A beautiful waterfall, year round and good fun to stop at Northern Outdoors for breakfast (or lunch) after seeing the falls
July 11, 2015
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.
August 09, 2014
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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