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Swift River Walking Trail

This trail system is currently CLOSED. See Trail Alerts tab for details.
This trail system is currently CLOSED. See Trail Alerts tab for details.
The Swift River Walking Trail is an easy, paved, wheelchair-accessible path that winds through a deciduous forest alongside the Swift River.
Trail Activity
Accessible Adventure Walking
0.50 miles, One Way


The Swift River Walking Trail is a paved walkway that meanders through a young deciduous forest. The paved surface of about six feet wide is suitable for strollers, wheelchairs, and others with mobility challenges. The trail parallels the Swift River offering many beautiful views from the river's banks, and it provides a calm getaway from the athletic fields. Distance markers keep users informed on how far they have traveled along the path.

To find out more about visiting this trail while using a wheelchair, check out Enock's Adventures at MTF Stories

Other Information

Dogs are welcome, but please pick up after them.

Trail Manager

Visit the Town of Rumford online for more information or contact:

Town of Rumford

Town of Rumford
145 Congress Street
Rumford, ME 04276
Phone: (207) 364-4576
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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Pack it in, pack it out. This goes for trash, leftover food, toilet paper, and hygiene products. If you brought it into nature, please bring it out.
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Trailhead Information

The trailheads for the Swift River Walking Trail are located north (upstream) of the Hosmer Athletic Complex just north of downtown Rumford. Parking is available at all of the trailheads.

The walking trail is located near the intersection of US-2 and ME-120 (Lincoln Ave and Hancock Street) in Rumford. Take ME-120 (Hancock Street) north from the intersection. Take the next right onto Strafford Avenue. Continue straight for another 0.1 miles before reaching the athletic fields. There is parking all along Hosmer Lane, but parking near the football field puts you closest to the two southern trailheads, located on the far side of the football field. The paved parking lot includes ADA-designated spaces, and is on level with the track around the field, from which both trailheads may be reached. At the southern trailhead the trail leaves directly from the track through a gate in the fence. Both trailheads are well marked with signs.

Another parking lot can be reached by continuing past the football field on Hosmer Lane for just over 0.4 miles and parking near the tennis courts. The parking lot is paved and on level with the trail; there are no specifically ADA-designated spaces. The trailhead is located next to a large picnic area in the woods with several tables.

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