TOP 10 WATERFALLS OF MAINE



I am proud to present what I believe to be the best 10 waterfalls in the state of Maine! This list was created after having personally visited over 75 waterfalls in Maine as the New England Waterfalls guidebook was written.





ANGEL FALLS
STATE TOWN ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
ME Township D moderate hike these beautiful 90-foot falls run best in spring; I am yet to obtain a half-decent photograph of these falls, so I encourage you to help improve this website by donating yours (I'll make sure to give you photo credit of course)

Angel Falls, Maine FULL DESCRIPTION
Angel Falls

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(photo credit: Amanda Geist Photography)

DUNN FALLS
STATE TOWN ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
ME Andover North Surplus moderate hike this waterfall is a short diversion from the Appalachian Trail in the remote northwestern section of the state; both the lower and upper falls are very impressive

Dunn Falls, Maine FULL DESCRIPTION
Dunn Falls

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GRAND FALLS
STATE TOWN ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
ME T3 R4 moderate hike one of New England's most powerful undammed waterfalls; accessing the trailhead requires a long road down a dirt road (2WD is typically OK)

Grand Falls, Maine FULL DESCRIPTION
Grand Falls

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GULF HAGAS
STATE TOWN ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
ME Bowdoin College Grant East moderate hike includes several waterfalls and swimming holes within the "Grand Canyon of the East"; access is via Katahdin Iron Works

Gulf Hagas, Maine FULL DESCRIPTION
Gulf Hagas

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HAY BROOK FALLS
STATE TOWN ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
ME Bowdoin College Grant East short walk off 4WD road a very attractive set of falls with three campsites just downstream; access is via Katahdin Iron Works

Hay Brook Falls, Maine FULL DESCRIPTION
Hay Brook Falls

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HOUSTON BROOK FALLS
STATE TOWN ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
ME Pleasant Ridge short hike a scenic splendor located minutes off ME 201

Houston Brook Falls, Maine FULL DESCRIPTION
Houston Brook Falls

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MOXIE FALLS
STATE TOWN ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
ME Moxie Gore short hike my favorite waterfall in the state of Maine; good swimming holes below the falls; visit these falls if you ever take a whitewater rafting trip on the Dead River and/or Kennebec River

Moxie Falls, Maine FULL DESCRIPTION
Moxie Falls

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SCREW AUGER FALLS-GRAFTON
STATE TOWN ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
ME Grafton Township near roadside these falls offer one of the most photogenic spots in New England; located within Grafton Notch State Park, one of Maine's best parks

Screw Auger Falls, Grafton, Maine FULL DESCRIPTION
Screw Auger Falls-Grafton

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SMALLS FALLS
STATE TOWN ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
ME Township E near roadside several tiers of falls and a lovely swimming hole near Rangeley Lake

Smalls Falls, Maine FULL DESCRIPTION
Smalls Falls

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STEP FALLS
STATE TOWN ACCESS NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
ME Newry short hike tall series of cascades, slides, falls, potholes and small pools for wading

Step Falls, Maine FULL DESCRIPTION
Step Falls

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