Seboeis River Trail

This moderate hike leads to a dramatic gorge and the Seboeis Grand Pitch cascade, where a small picnic area invites a peaceful visit.
Trail Activity
Length
2.2 miles, Round Trip
Difficulty
Moderate
Town
T6 R7 WELS
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone, Rock/Ledge, Grass
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

This trail follows along the Seboeis River for about a mile to the Seboeis River Grand Pitch and its confluence with Shin Brook. The hike can be accomplished in 1 to 2 hours and is suitable for hikers of average ability. Most of the trail stays near the riparian zone, with mixed canopy of hardwoods and large pines. At several points the trail descends to the river's edge, offering long views up or down river from rocky outcroppings.

The trail ends at a dramatic gorge including the Seboeis River Grand Pitch. Paddlers frequently use the trail here as a portage around these rapids. There is a small picnic area in the trees just below the pitch where Shin Brook flows into the river. Looking downstream, Sugarloaf Mountain is a distinctive landmark.

Other Information

The Seboeis River has a significant history beginning in the late 1800s when waterways were used to transport logs. Timber harvested from these forests were floated down the Seboeis River, and eventually the Penobscot River, until they finally reached a mill. Fisherman have also long valued the Seboeis River for its run of wild Eastern Brook Trout.

Trail Manager

For more information, contact:

Katahdin Area Trails

Katahdin Area Trails
PO Box 669
Millinocket, ME 04462
info@katahdinareatrails.org

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Trailhead Information

From Patten, follow ME-159W towards Baxter State Park's North Matagamon gate; 5.7 miles past Shin Pond the parking area is on the right, just before a bridge across the Seboeis River. The trailhead is across the road from the parking area.

The trailhead area includes several picnic tables in a riverside meadow and a primitive restroom.

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