Gulf Hagas Trail

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Gulf Hagas Trail is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Greenville, Maine that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.5 miles
977 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips







Directions from Brownville Junction, ME: Travel SR 11 north for approximately 5.5 miles. The road will fork; you will bear left. A sign to the Iron Works designates the route. Travel this gravel road 6.8 miles to the Iron Works. Cross over the West Branch bridge and make a right at the first road. Travel 3.5 miles to the fork, bear left and cross another bridge over West Branch. Travel several miles until you cross the West Branch a third time. You will see a small pull-off on the left. The trail begins here.

5 months ago

Excellent hike, Rim trail was rough terrain, though the view was well worth it. My 13 year old daughter hiked alongside me and loved it as well.

6 months ago

Nice hike. First half along the gorge was likely more rugged due to heavy rain the night before. Tour of Katadhin Iron Works and a moose sighting was a bonus!

6 months ago

Amazing, worth the pain and sweat!

6 months ago

Very nice, long hike, with spectacular views of the gulf. Albeit high season, not as trafficked as expected. By afternoon we were almost alone in the back part of the trail. Last bit that is not in the Alltrails trail is worth it if you have some more energy. Not as difficult terrain as previously.

6 months ago

We did this as a day hike out from little lyford on snowshoes. Conditions were icy and at times we were a little nervous about getting through certain areas with my mom and our dog. That being said we all made it back safely. As you can see in the pictures at times a few of us needed a helping hand. Can't wait to do again in the summer!

7 months ago

The river at the start of the trail was the most difficult to navigate. Very slow to cross and I saw many people struggle. The rest of the trail was well marked with a few "viewpoints" that were worth the view.

7 months ago

Doing this hike for the 2nd time this Sunday.Whose game?

7 months ago

Hiked this several times in the '90's.
First time back since then.
I was surprised how many others were there, especially at the river crossings.
Never been in summer before, which was nice, although the views were less expansive in places.
This is harder than it looks on a map, but well worth it imo.
We only went as far as buttermilk falls and then looped back on the higher, dryer trail back to screw auger falls.
Highly recommend this hike. Give yourself more time than you think you'll need, as there are so many places to explore along the way.

7 months ago

The Grand Canyon of Maine. beautiful stops along the trail, well marked trails. it's not easy, but it's not very difficult either. make a whole day out of it. I have hiked this trail dozens of times and I still keep coming back. Good for kids, dogs, adults, etc.

8 months ago

This place is beautiful! Gorgeous waterfalls, ample wildlife, and pretty scenery. It's long, but not too vertical. Not great for those lacking full mobility, especially in the spring. There are multiple stream crossings that require removing your shoes. Also, invest in good bug repellent!

9 months ago

Did a wonderful hike in October. It was beautiful and the weather was perfect!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Beautiful hike and the Rim trail is a must do, be sure to have a map or an understanding of the trails. Got lost towards the end and ended up lost in the dark. Thanks god for the very kind Appalachian hiker that found us lost and guided us almost a mile to where we could find our way. Did an 11 mile hike and would go again but plan better. Absolutely gorgeous and scenic. Loved it!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What a phenomenal, scenic hike and swim. These are some of the coolest waterfalls I've ever seen, and swimming in them on a hot day was amazing. The trail is rated hard, but only constitutes that for a few sections of scramble. Upper body strength and stable footing is required to get back OUT of a few of the falls, but beyond that, a totally pleasant, moderate hike.

Will definitely be back with friends.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Nice challenging trail!

Saturday, July 09, 2016

My 8 year old said "this is too easy". We were worried to bring the kids because other reviews said it was a really difficult hike and kids would have trouble. Views were less than spectacular. Don't waste the $12 per adult to take this walk in the woods.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Amazing trail. Rim trail follows along the edge of the gorge leading to one amazing view after another of the many waterfalls and drop offs. This trail is a must!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Amazing. Good, cold, and refreshing swimming at the end.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Friday, July 03, 2015

Great trail

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Absolutely beautiful hike! Well worth the 9 hours drive for me. The trail was well maintained, clearly marked, and had amazing views! I thought the $2 map was a waste of money considering there are so many signs not to mention you can print the map for free online, see link. Already planning my next trip up there!

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