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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 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 trailhead is located next to a large picnic area with several tables.


The Swift River Walking Trail is a paved walkway that meanders through a young deciduous forest. The forest provides a calm getaway from the athletic fields. The trail parallels the Swift River and provides many beautiful views from the river's banks. There are distance markers along the path.

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
145 Congress Street
Rumford, ME 04276
Phone: (207) 364-4576


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