Moxie Falls
Moxie Gore, ME

RATING: 5.0/5.0

Moxie Falls
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STATE: Maine
COUNTY: Somerset County
TOWN: Moxie Gore
PARK: N/A
TYPE: Plunge and cascades
HEIGHT: Tallest plunge is 90 feet
WATER SOURCE: Moxie Stream
TRAIL LENGTH: 0.6 mile
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy to initial viewpoints; difficult to base of falls
HIKING TIME: 20 minutes
ALTITUDE GAIN: -100 feet
BEST TIME TO VISIT: May to October
SWIMMING: Good
DELORME ATLAS: Page 40, E-3 (marked)
HANDICAP ACCESS: No
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:

One of the tallest single drops in the state of Maine, Moxie Falls is a scenic waterfall a few miles southeast of the famous whitewater rafting river, the Kennebec. An equal mix of beauty and grandeur, the name Moxie Falls is given to a spectacular 30-yard drop of Moxie Stream. It offers a ruggedness matched by no other falls in New England. Above and below the falls are several unnamed large, wide cascades with some pools. The best swimming holes here are 100 feet downstream from the main plunge, and another just above the main plunge, below a large set of cascades. Both pools require a moderately difficult level of scrambling and steep terrain, but they are worth every ounce of energy expended. Although scrambling down the gorge walls is a tiresome activity, the attempt is easily justified by the rugged, highly scenic gorge and the completely new perspective of the falls from below. Take caution if you decide to do this, and we do not recommend this for children. Despite its remote location in mid-western Maine, Moxie Falls is heavily visited, mainly by those up for the weekend at the local whitewater rafting outfitters. We have visited Moxie Falls on multiple occasions during less than ideal weather conditions, and there have always been at least a few people either along the trail, swimming in the pools, or resting at one of the many boardwalk vantage points. The popularity of this place attests to the fact that this is easily one of Maine?s most unforgettable waterfalls.


TRAIL INFORMATION:

Trail information for this particular waterfall is not posted online. Please see trail information in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls.


DIRECTIONS:

Directions for this particular waterfall are not posted online. Please see directions in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls.


SPECIAL NOTES / UPDATES SINCE THE 2ND EDITION:

None.




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