Tobey Falls
Willimantic, ME

RATING: 4.0/5.0

Tobey Falls
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STATE: Maine
COUNTY: Piscataquis County
TOWN: Willimantic
PARK: N/A
TYPE: Horsetail
HEIGHT: 8 feet
WATER SOURCE: Big Wilson Stream
TRAIL LENGTH: 0.2 mile
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy
HIKING TIME: 5 minutes
ALTITUDE GAIN: Negligible
WHEN TO VISIT: May to October
SWIMMING: Not Possible and/or Prohibited
DELORME ATLAS: Page 31, A-4&5 (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
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THE FALLS:

Tobey Falls is normally a slide-type waterfall, but during high water it looks more like a horsetail as water speeds over and down a smooth, 45-degree angle slate rock. Big Wilson Stream is normally a 30-to-50-foot wide river, but at the waterfall the stream condenses to a fraction of that?usually about 8 feet under normal conditions. A stream being condensed to such a degree ensures a waterfall with torrents of whitewater, even when other falls that can be found along Big Wilson Stream have lost much of their visual appeal.
         Tobey Falls is another waterfall that is much more impressive than its size would indicate. You will be quite surprised, as we were, of just how scenic an 8-foot tall waterfall can be.


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:

None.




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