North Falmouth Community Forest [CLOSED]

MODERATE 26 reviews

North Falmouth Community Forest [CLOSED] is a 4.8 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.

4.8 miles
547 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips


trail running




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.

26 days ago

Definitely wear your hiking shoes on this trail. Has a nice little lookout area not that far into the hike. Trail was marked well

1 month ago

Peaceful and nicely maintained with lots of wildlife (including a rather surprised broad-winged hawk). Trails are well marked and there are maps at most major intersections but there are a few small connections/offshoots not shown on the map which can get confusing. Frequent intersections with snowmobile trails but those are unmarked and less maintained so it's easy to stay on the correct path. Connection to the Lowell trail system is a huge plus!

9 months ago

Great trek through the woods - nice ups and downs - the trails were marked very well.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Some confusing trail markings, but hey, your in Falmouth. Place is pretty swell, lots of room to explore. There's a lot of variety in landscape too. Do this trail!

trail running
Friday, March 10, 2017

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.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

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

Sunday, October 23, 2016

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

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

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

trail running
Monday, June 06, 2016

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.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

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

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