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beautiful hike along the canyon

It was a nice hike with many scenic vistas. Lots of waterfalls. It was a little tricky to find... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Concord, Massachusetts
Family Outing

Had a great time. Place is clean, Folks were very polite and helpful. We hiked and had a great... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
Maine, New York
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A four-mile-long gorge with vertical walls rising up to 400 feet.
Rockwood, ME
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

It was a nice hike with many scenic vistas. Lots of waterfalls. It was a little tricky to find. If you drive up the road by the library and then by the airport you're well on your way there.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank TimRicher
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Had a great time. Place is clean, Folks were very polite and helpful. We hiked and had a great time the views were amazing great place to bring kids and even dogs.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank karma645
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Beautiful views and moderate trail, when you turn on to the dirt road to get there keep going until you reach the gate, it is a good 7 miles in. I would recommend bringing water shoes to cross the river as the rocks can be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank csgrant12
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Based on all the wonderful reviews, we tried to hike here. After 45 minutes of dirt roads, we came upon a private toll booth. We knew that some private property owners did indeed charge fees. We were okay with that. But the gatekeepers tried to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank David G
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

It truly is as advertised, the Grand Canyon of the East. To get there you have to pay an entry fee on the dirt road, but it is only about $10 an adult. There are two main paths. One is on the AT and requires...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank authored
Reviewed August 10, 2017

We drove in via Brownville at the K1 checkpoint. We got directions to/paid for a camp site, a map and got a quintessential send off from the Maine couple who volunteer there for a week at a time. We drove 7 miles on the dirt...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank charliecarr60
Reviewed August 6, 2017

It was long overdue that I did the Gulf Hagas hike. I was not disappointed. I did the Rim Trail (the blue trail on the map) and I would split the difficulty of this hike in 3 parts. So you know if you park near...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank 120CC
Reviewed June 11, 2017

We parked at the Upper Gulf Parking Area, walked 1.7 miles to meet the Rim Trail, took that down past Cole's Corner, connected to the Pleasant Trail, did an out and back on that to Screw Auger Falls, and then took Pleasant Trail back to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank CourtneyMD
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

My dog almost died here. She slid off a rock and down into the canyon. She came VERY close to dying that day. So HIGHLY recommend keeping even young, agile dogs on a leash for safety. Otherwise gorgeous hike! Moderately challenging.

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Michelle G
Reviewed September 14, 2016

My boyfriend and I decided to take up Gulf Hagas while on vacation in Millinocket and I am so glad we did. After reading many reviews we decided to take our dog with us (2 year old mutt mix) and she did fine. She loves...More

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank EllieRose603
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