Angel Falls
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Devora W
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Jul 2022 • Couples
Beautiful hike and view, but you should know what to expect!
The last 5 miles or so drive is unpaved, sometimes rocky roads. The parking lot is down a steep dirt road, as well.
The hike involves crossing a stream a few times, and some climbing up lots of large rocks- definitely can do it with the right children and dogs, but we saw a group attempt with a very little dog that had to turn back.
The falls were gorgeous, however this is not a very manicured or maintained area. We had to climb over several piles of sticks/logs, and sadly there was a dead moose right in the middle of the falls when we got there. Several people had jumped in or even drank the water before seeing it 😷 so definitely take precautions and NEVER drink untreated water!
All in all, a somewhat challenging and beautiful off the beaten path hike- but best to be prepared!
Written July 10, 2022
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Briana A
Perrysburg, OH135 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
We've been going to Angel Falls for 30 years as a family, and my extended family long before that. It is WELL worth the drive and hike, and though it may be difficult to find if you're not familiar with the area, you will not regret a visit. The falls are breathtaking, and we've even climbed to the top (via left wall) when I was younger. (I do not recommend this unless you're a risk-taker and would do anything possible for a better view!) My mother grew up on the farm off route 17 and has always told me it's the biggest waterfall in Maine, to which I've often wondered why it's still hidden!

After driving down the dirt road about 3 miles, you should definitely park on the roadside and walk down the path unless you have a truck or SUV (bumpy road/potholes could damage cars). After a 10 minute walk downhill and to the left, you'll see a large rock, which then will lead you to the trail head (also left). Follow the trail marked on the trees with red, cross the river a few times staying on the rocks, and the falls is about 20 minutes up river. We always bring water shoes, water bottles, cameras, and bug spray! It's not a terrible or difficult hike, nor is it straight uphill, but you'll have to watch the slippery rocks and occasional mud. (My cousins do it barefoot!) We go with 4-12 year olds regularly and they all scurry up the trails just fine.

All of our best family pictures are taken here, and I long to go back each year. If you're traveling in Maine and enjoy a back-country, under-appreciated, extraordinary view that most people will never experience, it's MUST-SEE!!!
Written July 9, 2015
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MEtraveler207
Auburn, ME21 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
I recently read an article about the 10 most scenic waterfalls in Maine (http://www.etravelmaine.com/top-ten/waterfalls-in-maine/) and decided that as a Mainer I finally needed to see them! I started with Angel Falls. Although I quickly discovered that this was not the easiest waterfall to get to, it was definitely worth the adventure. A couple of things to know if you are planning a trip to these falls:

1) Bring a vehicle that will not bottom out on a dirt logging road (over 3 miles). We brought a Subaru Baja and it worked great, but my Hyundai Elantra would not have been able to make it the whole way without hitting bottom multiple times. The road down to the gravel pit parking lot had many deep dips across the road from water runoff, but we took it slow and did not bottom out in our Baja. It was no problem for SUVs or trucks.

2) It's an active logging road, so there might actually be some logging going on! If you are patient the loggers will let you pass. We saw multiple cars parked on the side of the road before the loggers, which was still over a mile from the trailhead. We were very thankful we waited and drove by the loggers instead of extending our hike.

3) Bring a backpack for hiking essentials (water, snacks, bug spray, towel, etc) - you will need both hands on some parts of the trail to climb over rocks. We had a grocery bag, which made climbing over the rocks and going across the river more challenging!

4) A hiking stick would be very helpful to get across the river (which you have to do 4 times). We did not have one and managed, but it would have been a lot easier with one!

5) Bring water shoes. My mom managed with flip flops, but there were many places crossing the river that were more difficult for her (fortunately her flip flops had a sole with grip).

6) Bring your bathing suit if you want to take a quick dip, but there is not a very big area to do so. I wish I had brought mine, so I could have cooled off after the hike there. Luckily there is plenty of shade to cool down when you get there.

And last but not least - make sure you have plenty of time to just sit and enjoy the view. It is a very beautiful and relaxing place!
Written August 15, 2015
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Thomas K
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
First of all, the road itself was blocked off by a logging company with zero way to drive to the parking lot. Ok we thought, we can just hike down the road to get there. However, once we arrived we noticed something very peculiar: the entire area around the trailhead was logged!! There’s stacks of trees everywhere and it looks NOTHING like it did before judging from satellite images as well as other photographs. What we saw was absolutely disgusting, it looked nothing like a trailhead at all and more like a generic area of clearcut forest with a big rock in the middle. Couldn’t even access the trail as the entire area was filled with downed trees and dangerous swaths of sharp tree debris. Would’ve loved to see the waterfall as it looks to be five stars, but the trail itself was utterly inaccessible as all the trees that used to be around the trailhead are now cut down and their pieces were in the way!! It’s as if the trail is not protected at all and they just decided the trail and trailhead itself would be a great logging spot.
Written April 15, 2022
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scarymary73
North Andover, MA277 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
I recommend this very short hike to anyone able bodied enough to walk across sometimes shaky stones in a quick running river. Easy hike, short, scenery is breathtaking. Angel Falls is such a beautiful sight, you have to do this hike! I recommend you go 18 miles from the junction of 4 and 17 then turn right on Houghton Rd then right on Bemis--go 3.4 miles and park on the left, you can't miss the trail its a wide path down the hill. Come from the other direction and there's a great chance you'll never see the trail, hard to spot...
Written July 27, 2014
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Scott B
4 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Pretty easy hike. Low flow so crossing the stream once and the brook three times was easy. Some rock clambering. Park up on the road unless you have a high clearance vehicle. Road down is solid but crossed by several drainage ditches. Made it easily with two wheel drive pickup.
Written October 14, 2017
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Marcia A
South China, ME436 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
This was so Awesome! Very tricky in spots zig zagging & passing through the lower falls to climb to the top. Be very careful on your footing. It is so worth the trip when you get to the top. You feel the Mist on your face you are so close and you have to look straight up to see it. Amazing!! Biggest one I have seen in Maine as of Yet!
Written August 25, 2015
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Dan_and_Lynne
Virginia Beach, VA60 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
The falls are amazing, and it is worth the trip despite being a bit hard to find. This web page is a good place to start to get an idea of how to get there and where you will hike to get to the falls.
http://www.mainetrailfinder.com/trails/trail/angel-falls
The point marked Trail Head on the site is where you would park a car, and the point Marked Landmark is reachable by any decent 4x4. We plugged the coordinates into our GPS (44.788935 N, 70.708057 W) and it took us from Rangeley through Oquossoc and put us on Bemis Road shortly after Oquossoc. This is NOT the recommended route for a car. The road gets a bit rough and we actually went through an active logging operation. It was no problem for our Jeep and if you have the right vehicle, it is a very scenic drive, particularly when it passes along Mooselookmeguntic Lake. After the hike, we went south on Bemis drive to RT 17 via Houshton Road. This route is fine for most cars with normal ground clearance, even rentals if it isn’t mud season. (There was a Prius parked at the trail head) Once you get to the trail head, just follow the red marks. They were reasonably freshly painted when we went. The web page above says it is an easy to moderate hike. I would put it at moderate and potentially difficult when the water level is higher which could make the crossings challenging.
Written August 11, 2015
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landog78
Pelham, NH47 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
Angel Falls is hard to find but well worth the trip. Directions given were hard to follow but here is what we did: From the town center of Oquossoc, take Rt. 17. Travel about 17.6 miles; take a right onto the dirt road and cross over the bridge. You'll pass some houses then the road splits; stay to the right. Travel on this dirt road for a little over 3 miles and you'll see a path on the left with a sign high up on a tree that says Angel Falls (very hard to see). Drive down the gravel path to an open parking area. You'll know you're in the right place if you see a big rock with graffiti. To get to Angel Falls, take the red blazed trail. You'll quickly come to a stream that you need to cross by walking on the rocks or taking off your shoes and walking through the water. You'll need to cross the rushing stream many times to get to the falls. Wear waterproof boots or bring an extra pair of shoes to change into after your hike. We did this hike the last week in October so it was a bit cold and the stream was pretty high. Not sure how it is in the summer but at least it would be warmer and nice to be in the water. Crossing the stream on the rocks was difficult in some places. We had our beagle with us and she did fine. Young kids and older folks might have a hard time though. Once you reach Angel Falls the view is spectacular. The water was rushing so fast we could feel the spray on our faces. Nice photo opportunities and plenty of flat rocks to sit on to have something to eat or just take in the view. We didn't pass anyone on our way up but passed a few groups on our way back. Pretty quiet trail that time of year. A must see if you're visiting the area. We were glad we made the trip. I've attached pictures of spots to look for when trying to find Angel Falls.
Written December 18, 2014
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Stephanie Anne D'Onofrio 2019
Derby, CT53 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
While in search for moose we came upon angel falls. I sent my hubby to ck them out. He took a lot of pics. He loves waterfalls. So I took him on as many as I could find while here in Maine. Just a beautiful place this one was. Back up we go in a few days again to visit.
Written October 2, 2016
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