Step Falls Preserve Hiking Trail

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Step Falls Preserve Hiking Trail is a 2.2 mile out and back trail located near Newry, Maine that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October.

2.2 miles
744 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly




no dogs

12 days ago

Great view, fresh mountain water to dip in. It has several natural holes to sit in .I could get a book and just sit there for hours. It’s a short hike to the top. I would love to come here in fall. .

1 month ago

Loved this short hike to the falls. Great for a little cool swim after hiking some of the more difficult trails in the area

1 month ago

Easy initially becoming moderate. Beautiful atmosphere. The view from the top of the falls is what it’s all about

2 months ago

Beautiful SHORT hike that’s easy for the whole family. It says not dog friendly on this app, but dogs are in fact allowed and our (large breed) dogs loved it! Lots of watering holes to wade in and drink from for them. Easy trip with a rewarding view.

11 months ago

Fun short hike. Lots of water holes to cool off in. Trail is well kept. Slight incline at times. It was definitely doable with a 9 yr old and 4.5 yr old.

11 months ago

Nice easy hike ! Did it with our two 7 year olds , 5 and 2 year old ! They loved it !

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Very easy hike with beautiful lower and upper falls especially with the high waters of spring. Well worth the hike.p

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nice 1st hike of the year!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Very easy trail. The water was very low so the waterfall isn't as nice as it should be, but the fall colors were great!

Monday, July 25, 2016

The gps on the all trails app doesn't bring you to the right location, step falls is a bit further down the road. The falls were great, a few good pools to swim in and a couple spots where you can slide down the rock into the pools. Has a nice opening to see some of the mountains.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

very easy hike with some incline. 2 year old was able to walk most of the way. The falls are amazing, so many placed to swim. Would recommend this hike to anyone.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

This is a great easy to moderate hike to a beautiful waterfall. On could swim in some of the pools found at the top. Quick, well marked.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

This is one of my favorite hikes in Maine! The trail it's great for all skill levels, and offers amazing views, especially at the top. When you reach the top you are standing next to streams of water running over the rocks and making water falls along the way, and a mountain rises in front of you- amazing in the fall when the leaves change!

Sunday, July 05, 2015

nice trail for the kids. 4 year old was able to walk most of the trail. but keep children close and attacked to an adult. beautiful waterfalls and running water .

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Nice hike during fall. Some elevation gain and slippery rocks but well worth the effort.
(As of 10/2013 the top of the trail was closed for reconstruction.)

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