Cathance River Trail

EASY 16 reviews

Cathance River Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Topsham, Maine. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

snow

no dogs

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

walking
3 months ago

Great walk wit some minor rock scrambling. Plenty of space to have a picnic lunch and multiple benches to rest and observe. Took me less than 40 minutes with a lit of photo taking. Easy to find and follow. Great little escape for a quick walk on lunch etc.

3 months ago

Beautiful river walking, a little bit of a hike… Was absolutely beautiful for the fact that you walk right alongside the river for a majority of the track, and you get to see all sorts of wildlife and beautiful habitat

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Good for in/close to town.

walking
6 months ago

hard to find the public parking for "hikers" in the winter. Parked in the ecology center parking spots instead. Icy in spots but surprisingly accessible given the snow we've had.

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

We did this trail today for the second time. There are several trails, we did a little over 4 miles. Very nice trails, easy and well maintained.

The first time we did the trail it was in the middle of the summer and we were in a drought. The water was very low and we were able to climb out onto the rocks in the river. Today, after some rains, it was a different trail - walking along rapids, it was a different trail! Both times were fun, but I suggest going in different weathers!

We also did the Heath loop trail today, which is a super easy, flat trail with some bog bridges, around a mile. Would be a great trail for kids!

The parking lot is TINY with no street parking allowed. We tried the trail a couple weeks ago, and there were no spots, so if you want to go, start early.

11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

nice quiet trail, nice steam with small falls.

snowshoeing
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Sunday, November 01, 2015

walking
Friday, May 31, 2013

hiking
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Fun trails and not very difficult, but can be fun. Not one of my faves, but I'm willing to give it another shot in the spring!

hiking
Friday, June 01, 2012

There are a variety of different trials located at "the highlands" retirement center and a lot of them connect to each other so you can easily make your hike longer. They are owned by the cathance river nature preserve. They are all well marked, easy trails with nice scenic views of streams, ponds and quarys. There are a few benches and picnic tables you might find along the trail. Great picnic spots. They did have a sign that said no pets. They have an ecology center there as well.