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North Falmouth Community Forest Loop [CLOSED]

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Cumberland Center, Maine

North Falmouth Community Forest Loop is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cumberland Center, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 547 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Closed

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As of March 30, 2020, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting. North Falmouth Community Forest includes 375 acres of the most remote, and least accessible property in town. As the name suggests, the property is entirely wooded with a mix of hardwood and softwood species. Several well-marked trails have been established on the property, which also connect to Blackstrap Hill Community Forest. Natural Features: NFCF is entirely wooded and home to a variety of species of wildlife, including whitetail deer, turkeys, fishers, snowshoe hares, porcupines, bobcats, a wide variety of songbirds, and an occasional moose and black bear. Several vernal pools are also located on the property. Allowable Uses: Hiking, snowmobiling, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hunting, nature study, and horseback riding are all allowed. Motorized vehicles are prohibited, except snowmobiles on marked trails. Trails are not handicapped accessible. Dogs must be leashed from April 1 to September 30th.

271 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, ME 04105 (207) 781-5253

This preserve shares a pull-off with Blackstrap Hill Preserve, on Blackstrap Road. The lot is about half a mile north of the intersection of Babbidge Road and Blackstrap Road, and just a ways up from Hemlock Cove Road.

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Eric Landry
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Mountain biking

The riding was excellent not very crowded. The trails are very challenging loaded with roots and rocks and good switchbacks.

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Logan Bock
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HikingBugsMuddy

Not bad for being 20 mins outside of Portland, but nothing special, likely better suited for biking. Several areas around the midway point that are difficult to get through due to mud. Don’t forget yer bug spray!

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Teryn Austin
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HikingMuddyRocky
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Kate Somerville
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HikingClosed

This trail is technically closed but the conditions were pretty excellent for hikers except in a few muddy places where we took care to step on rocks and avoid tearing up the trail. Gentle ups and downs and few conifers which made for more sun getting through and drying the terrain. We did a slightly shorter loop and were nicely fatigued and revitalized by the end!

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Delaney Gaetano
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HikingClosed

Trail is technically closed right now for maintenance though there were 3-5 cars parked along the entrance on Blackstrap Rd. Enjoyed a 4.5 mi hike over mostly dirt/roots with some snow in shaded areas. The different trails are easy to follow with frequent markings. Hope to be back!

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Michaela Murray
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HikingClosedMuddyPrivate propertyScramble

Not very well marked but a beautiful walk nonetheless.

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Jordan Monaghan
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Hiking

A good solid long walk with some plank bridges over streams, would recommend for a detox!

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Jenirose F.
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Sara H.
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HikingSnow
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Geoff Crain
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Snow

Well marked and maintained trails. Maps and interesting historic information found throughout. Perfect snow shoeing conditions! It wasnt an issue on the day I went, but there is no parking lot and only enough space for 2-3 vehicles road side. Great hike!

Patrick Underwood
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HikingIcy

Excellent hike, will make an excellent snowshoe trail in the wintertime.

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Annie Cutting
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Hiking

Super well marked trails and maps at every trail divergence. Dogs are allowed off leash 300ft+ off the road/trail head.

Allison Werb
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Hiking

beautiful fall hike! lots of colors, some muddy spots but they were fun.

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Alexandre Kaspar
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HikingMuddy

Great colored leaves, a tiny bit wet but still nice and easy

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Kathrine Brages
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Aly Humphreys
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Hiking

Beautiful trail, well maintained. Foliage is in full force! *some areas with puddles but passable.

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Lee Lachtara
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Hiking

Nice trail for a quick after work stroll. Looks great for single track mountain bikers. Lots of sweet obstacles. Only issue was that there is a lot of road noise.

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C D.
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Hiking

Particularly dog friendly! You can take your dogs off leash 300ft from the parking lot

Michele Talka
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HikingBugs
Rich O'Connor
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Hiking

Nice walk, but prerecorded trail went off regular trails and onto private land

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Goblin P.
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