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Little and Big Niagara Falls via Appalachian Trail

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Baxter State Park

Little and Big Niagara Falls via Appalachian Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Millinocket, Maine that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 173 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Views Waterfall Wild flowers No dogs
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JB Loomis
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WalkingGreat!

Well maintained trail. Beautiful views of the falls with little energy expenditure.

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Matt Murray
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Ed Garbash
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Hiking

nice ez hike great day!

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Jay Thompson
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HikingGreat!

Love the falls easy hike

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Peter Lyon
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Daniel Lemans
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Walking

Easy final hike in BSP the day after Katahdin. Moss-filled forest en route to some very pretty waterfalls. Did this on a Saturday morning and didn't see a soul.

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Anna M
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HikingGreat!

Surprisingly scenic trail for our last little walk before hitting the road. Definitely a lot of roots and rocks, not very flat in that sense. The dam overlook before little falls has some awesome flat rocks for enjoying the sun on a nice day. Very cold water. Took 2 hours of slowly enjoying the trail.

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Steven Brook
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VERY PEACEFUL HIKE EASY NO ELV. WATER IS REALY LOW AT THIS TIME SO YOU CAN SEE THE SMOOTH ROCKS THAT WOULD BE UNDER WATER AT MOST TIMES.

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Hattie Hill
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FishingGreat!

Nice short hike, part of the AT. Take your bathing suit!

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Jonathan Clark
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HikingRocky

This definitely an easy hike. Falls are great. The trail as defined on the app does not actually take you to little falls, only big. You need to go 150 feet off the trail to climb out on the rocks of little. We actually liked little better than big. Rest of the hike is very pretty, but not remarkable.

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Barbora Higgins
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HikingGreat!

Very family friendly hike. Falls are beautiful. Highly recommend this hidden gem.

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Pavel Hanc
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Hiking

A nice enough walk to the Falls and back. Other than the falls themselves (which are quite pretty) there are no views anywhere along the trail, so be prepared for that - the background pic here on alltrails is misleading and, I think, it was taken at the Grassy Pond, in case you're wondering. All in all, a good alternative hike if the weather's not great and one can't hike anywhere at higher elevations.

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Bill Anker
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Frank Leblanc
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Ben Thorne
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HikingGreat!
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Steven Rugoletti
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Ramona Conrad
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HikingGreat!Rocky

This is a great hike for beginners, the trail is easy to follow. I will definitely be going back this fall. The water was nice and cold, even got my feet wet.

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Jonathan Chivilo
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Hiking

Great time with family. I had 1 yr old in my backpack and my 3.5 yr old walked the whole time with a little hand holding. Took a quick dip in the cool water at the dam on the way back. Bug spray with deet recommended

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Kit Schuman
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This was a lovely fairly short hike that was pretty easy. I’m not sure I parked in the right place but I still made it to my Destiination. I went in April and it was very cool and sunny. There is a small bridge that is a little precarious. The falls were beautiful.

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Joyce Gildart-Currier
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Whenever I bring friends for the first time to Baxter, I bring them here, especially during the fall months. The flowing water with the autumn foliage is absolutely beautiful.

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Jillian Hillsgrove
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Nature tripsMuddyRocky

We started the day late and this was perfect for that. Not many on the trail, quick, easy. little muddy and rocky but overall good! pretty nice falls and mountain view! Entered at Daicey Pond campground

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Rebecca Werts
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Hiking

Rocky start, beams over muddiest parts. went in the fall, cool weather, few bugs, not many people on the trail. few views of the mountains, only real views are the falls.

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Russ Gspan
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Hiking

Buggy (in July) but pretty

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Shoshana Weissmann
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HikingMuddy

Medium but very pretty falls. great for a rainy day! Easy hike, just slippery in the rain.

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David Prager
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Hiking

Great dayhike on the AT to two high-volume waterfalls (although calling them "Niagara" requires quite a bit of embellishment). Well-marked and well-signed trail. Hardest part is the plank bridges and rock hop through the wet area near the trailhead. The drive to the trailhead will take just under an hour from the Togue Pond Gatehouse. Don't miss the view of Katahdin across Daicey Pond at the campground near the trailhead. Overall, a great way to get a taste of Baxter if climbing Katahdin is beyond your ability, as it is mine.

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