North Falmouth Community Forest

MODERATE 8 reviews

North Falmouth Community Forest is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Falmouth, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

3.9 miles 521 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking



cross country skiing

horseback riding



wild flowers


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.

trail running
16 days ago

First run of the year(March), noticed some new signage and planks. Well maintained. This trail is rugged terrain, however. Be careful if you are traveling quickly. I have fallen hard out here on a bike, skis, and on foot.

4 months ago

Whoever to a leaf blower to the trail, thank you! Nice touch given the amount of leaves in these woods.

Great trail but lots of leaves cover it - so watch out for roots and stumps!

6 months ago

9 months ago

Nice fun hike through the woods. Well marked and well maintained.

trail running
9 months ago

My favorite trail run close to Portland. Less traveled than Blackstrap Preserve on the opposite side of the road. Trail drops slightly into a hemlock wetland at about the half way point, which I really enjoy. Toward the backside of the preserve there is a small rocky gorge if you have your eyes open. This preserve connects to Lowell Preserve at the farthest point.

10 months ago

10 months ago

A nice hike through hemlock and beech. Well traveled trail and very popular with mountain bikers.