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Rines Forest Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cumberland Center, Maine that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 111 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

The Rines Forest is a magnificent 216 acre woodland in the heart of Cumberland. This beautiful and tranquil natural environment has impressive autumn colors, cascading waterfalls, old stone walls, and interesting terrain. The Rines Forest is part of a 900 acre contiguous block of unfragmented forest habitat. The Rines Forest is a mixture of 60-year-old red pine plantations, old pasture fields grown up to mixed hardwood-softwood stands, hemlock stands, and floodplain forests. The paths throughout the woods are well-marked with the colored markers matching the printed maps. The terrain is very gradual with very little change in elevation. The northwest section of the property can be very wet and should be accessed only in the winter. This area is clearly marked on the maps. The property has large sections of relatively flat sandy soils and terrain where the red pines were planted and a smaller area to the south that is characterized by steep rolling hills interspersed with beautiful cascading streams. The largest stream is Mill Stream which eventually flows into the Presumpscot River and then to Casco Bay. The Rines Forest contains a diversity of plant and animal life. Large hemlock and pine trees, as well as red oak, birch, poplar and maple trees abound. It is the perfect canopy for the forests diverse wildlife, which includes white tail deer, coyote, fox, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, snowshoe hare, fisher, porcupine, hawks, owls, and numerous other wild birds. Signs of black bear and moose have also been seen.

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bugs
19 days ago

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1 month ago

Tried to walk this trail today. Got a few minutes in and saw a bunch of signs posted warning about coyotes being present so we turned around. What we did see was a really lovely trail and will definitely be back another time to finish it.

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bugs
1 month ago

1 month ago

this is a great and easy set of trails with a fun waterfall / wading area. next time I will take a picture of the map at the trailhead before venturing in!

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1 month ago

Great spot, nice streams.

muddy
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great hiking but now I know that I should mountain bike it next time.

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muddy
2 months ago

Great for walking with a few big hills to climb. Slightly muddy but normal for spring time. Trails are marked well.

great place, pretty, and dog friendly.. with a little hidden creek.

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muddy
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Loved how well this one was mapped out. There was a really cool beach/waterfall area the kids want to go back to and have a picnic at. There are a few hills to get you breathing, but not unbearable.

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2 months ago

awesome trail. dogs had fun and ran off leash and played and swam in the water. barely saw anyone!

Dog Friendly! A few inclines, some animal pictures, and a beautiful running brook. Trail was marked but could have a couple more white markers to make it a 5 star.

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muddy
3 months ago

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4 months ago

Quick and easy nice little hike.

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snow
4 months ago

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9 months ago

Sweet trail with plenty of route options....there are more trails and loops than are shown on AllTrails. Follow the white blazes to do the loop show....blue trail will shoot you down to sweet little creek with water holes (great for littles)...they also had some nice signage for learning. I feel like this trail has got a little something for everyone:)

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9 months ago

Trail was clear, nice work done in muddy and wet areas. Enjoyed the topography of the area. Nike walk/hike

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9 months ago

This was a nice easy quiet and peaceful little walk. Nothing extraordinary but it was very pleasant. I ran across a few bikers, but they were considerate. If you have a dog it’s a good place to take them for a walk. I didn’t see the waterfall so I have no idea where it was it wasn’t on the trail.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
10 months ago

Beautiful sights! Bugs so bring bug spray, trail is little confusing so make sure you watch for signs on trees. Waterfalls is beautiful!!!! But make sure u go back on trail when done with waterfall. Many rocks, tree roots, etc watch your steps worth it with kids and dogs!

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10 months ago

We’ve lived in the area for some time but this is our first time trying out this hike. We brought our baby and our dog. We thought that the trail was well-maintained and appreciated the wooden planks over muddy areas. Bugs weren’t bad but we did use bug spray. Parking along the side of the road was easy.

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bugs
11 months ago

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Sun May 12 2019

nice trail quick and easy!

Wed Apr 17 2019

great family and multi use trail system that is well kept and dog friendly

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blowdown
muddy
Sun Apr 07 2019

Mon Jan 21 2019

it was a piece of nice woods ...the air was still and it was quiet...peaceful.

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Sun Nov 11 2018

The trail now has nature cards placed randomly on the white trail. These should be great for kids to discover and learn. Nothing beats a hike in the fall.

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