Little Wilson Falls (Lower Falls)
Elliotville TWP, ME

RATING: 4.0/5.0

Little Wilson Falls (Lower Falls)
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STATE: Maine
COUNTY: Piscataquis County
TOWN: Elliotville TWP
PARK: N/A
TYPE: Horsetail
HEIGHT: 25 feet
WATER SOURCE: Tributary of Little Wilson Stream
TRAIL LENGTH: Roadside
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy
HIKING TIME: Not applicable
ALTITUDE GAIN: None
WHEN TO VISIT: May to October
SWIMMING: Poor
DELORME ATLAS: Page 41, E-4 (marked)
HANDICAP ACCESS: Yes (only lowest of falls are visible from roadside)
INCLUDED IN BOOK: Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
DOGS ALLOWED: Yes
COST TO VISIT: Free
ALTERNATE NAMES: None Noted



THE FALLS:

The 25-foot tall lower falls of Little Wilson Falls offers a great pool for swimming and wading. This is where the locals go on a warm summer day. Between the scenic waterfall, free camping (tents only), and the fun swimming holes, visitors of all age groups are often seen here. There is a clear view of the falls from any one of the parking spots along the stream. The parking area and campground offer a few fire pits for those looking to spend some additional time at the falls.
         Although we are yet to visit them, the upper falls of Little Wilson Falls reside nearby. The falls are a popular rest-stop on the Appalachian Trail, but we have been unable to locate them on two separate attempts. We know they are there?we have seen gorgeous pictures of the falls?but our luck finding them has so far been limited. For those looking for an adventure, finding the 40-foot upper falls is bound to be exciting.


TRAIL INFORMATION:

Please see trail information in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting information via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are interested in.


DIRECTIONS:

Please see directions in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting directions via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are looking for directions to.


SPECIAL NOTES / UPDATES SINCE THE 2ND EDITION:

On 1-19-2012, we received an email from a website visitor stating that the road to Little Wilson Falls had been gated off and that a court battle over ownership of the road was in process. Until we receive any more updates, I'd avoid going to this waterfall! Photo generously provided by Eric Schult.




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