Orange Loop

EASY 8 reviews

Orange Loop is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Falmouth, Maine that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
65 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

river

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Falmouth Nature Preserve is comprised of two separate parcels, one owned by the Falmouth Land Trust and the other by the town. The property includes trails that are excellent for hiking and cross-country skiing. Several narrow trails wind through a young, mixed forest of hemlock, beech, maple, and yellow and white birch. The two main trails lead to the unspoiled Mill Creek tidal estuary and salt marsh. Additional trails were created in 2004 at the rear of the property. There are connecting trails totaling 2 to 3 miles. Although some of the trails are flat, many have a varied elevation through the forested areas abutting the salt marsh. See the map at the parking lot for trail details. Natural Features: In the spring, watch for Canada Mayflower, Arbutus, Lady Slipper, Clintonia and other wildflowers. In the spring, the warblers are abundant. Deer, fox, raccoons and other small mammals make their homes here. The Western Trail is boggy with typical wetland plants. Also, many of the trails have beautiful views of Mill Creek and the surrounding marsh. Allowable Uses: Hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and nature study are all allowed. Motorized vehicles of all kinds are prohibited. Trails are not handicapped accessible. Cautions: Deer ticks are common; care must be taken to avoid Lyme disease.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
4 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

walking
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Relaxing trail, that is well marked. Only downfall is the sign on the road is very small and easy to miss.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Nice new discovery

hiking
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

hiking
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Easy trail system with two primary loops. Other connecting trails. Good for kids.