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Wilson's Falls is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Guilford, Maine that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.5 miElevation gain416 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverWaterfall
Waypoints (1)
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Park here if you do not have 4wd
This will add 1.4 miles to your hike (total)
45.36918, -69.4375
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Gregory Carr
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Stephanie Lehman Dunn
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went with my dog. lots of tree vines so watch your step!

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Caitlyn Carl
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Sherry Bergin
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Well marked

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Franki Saldivar
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I really didn’t think this road was as bad as the other reviewers stated. I had a Santa Fe rental car and drove all the way down to the trail head after a morning of hard rain. No four-wheel-drive necessary. The lower falls are beautiful if you don’t want to go for the hike but the upper Falls are gorgeous as well. It looks like a waterfall going through a rock garden.The trail was very rough due to lots of roots. It was also a little hard to follow sometimes as it was covered in leaves. All in all a great hike!

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Arthur Comer
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Eddie Pizzo
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Gail Simons
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Not as easy as described, but super beautiful!

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Jessica Ames
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Good trail, not much of a falls with no rain but a solid trail. The road that leads to the head of the trail is definitely not for a lower vehicle or one without 4wd. So we parked at the base of the road and walked the .7 mile to the head.

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Art Searle
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Megan Simmons
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Awesome hike. Did this after Borestone. Made for and amazing cool down. The falls are beautiful and will definitely be coming back to this. 4 wheel drive plus plenty of clearance is key as the road in is pretty rough and off roady! Would not recommend if following a rain storm. Mind your step with the roots as they can easily trip you up. Enjoy!!

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Andrea Kelley
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The trail is very rooty. We really enjoyed swimming at the mid Falls and the kids got a kick out of the fact that we were on part of the Appalachian Trail. The trail is well marked but the trail head is not. we drove by the road because we thought it was a private driveway. we drove to the upper parking lot but if you are not driving an SUV or something with ground clearance I would no recommend driving up there. We really enjoyed this and plan to go back.

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cj smith
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after reading the other reviews I decided to check it out. As other reviewers mentioned, if you don't have all-wheel or four-wheel drive you might want to use the lower parking lot. The road going to the trail base is pretty rough. having said that, it's a beautiful hike, but be mindful of the slippery roots and rocks- especially after it rains. it can make the hike a little more treacherous for the uninitiated. I did see the ranger and he was very friendly and helpful. I will definitely be back, and I will definitely be bringing friends :-) edit* if you have a full day, you can have someone drop you off and you can continue all the way to Monson and have someone pick you up at the parking lot at route 15. it's a beautiful hike late summer. your ride can explore the nearby Moosehead lake area while you hike.

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Jen Jinks
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Hiked this with our 6 year old. It was so fun! It's all uphill to get to the falls (obviously) but not steep. Good peeks at the falls along the way and chances to climb around on rocks. Once at the top the views are awesome! You can play in the water, have a little picnic, and hang out before you head down. super fun!

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Simin Khosravani
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Melissa Woody
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I did this trail today with my little dachshund! So there is a parking place right when you pull in which you certainly can park there and then walk about 0.7 mi in to the actual trailhead. Or you can drive in and park right before the trailhead there. We ended up parking at the beginning and walking all the way in just because of how bumpy the road was to get into the actual trail head, if you have a smaller car I would recommend walking in as well but be prepared because it adds a total of 1.4 miles onto the hike. Either way you decide to enter stay straight (left) at the fork to go to the trailhead. It is a really pretty hike and you can hear the river basically the entire time. If you have a hard time with footing this may not be the one for you because it is all roots, I also think it would be kind of a hard one if it had just rained. But when you start at the trailhead it’s about 1.5 miles up to the falls. So pretty when you get up there! We sat up at the top for awhile and talked with some Appalachian trail hikers! It was a great bike and basically shaded the entire way! Would definitely recommend. I did have to pick up my little dog and carry her a couple of times just because I always worry about her back when she tries to jump off of things so I would just be cautious if you have a little dog!

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Nicole Dunton
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Stunning waterfall!!

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Jonathan Clark
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Keith LaFrance
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We parked at the entrance and walked in due to the overgrowth on the road, but many campers were parked farther in. If you hike from entrance, stay left at split to do the down and back to the Upper Falls. We went right and had to navigate the circle trail that goes near the pond on the other side of the river. It ended up being a nice added bonus as there are walkways through the swamp made of single planks only. Watch out for the tree roots!

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Luke Teixeira
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Beautiful hike the whole way. Lots of roots and cliff off to one side at some points. I wouldn’t recommend bringing kids. Falls are amazing!

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Amanda Page
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Great trail! Worth revisiting! Low traffic volume! Great reward at the top! Pack a lunch and hang out at the top! A lot of roots throughout this trail so if you struggle with footing this might not be the best trail but you can still enjoy some of this area without hiking in!

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Brandy Gebo
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Worth revisiting!

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Katie Thompson
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Little Wilson (connecting to AT for .2 miles at the end) is a very peaceful trail. You can hear the water flowing the entire way and many spots along the trail allow for access to the water or glimpses of it. Some spots may be good swimming holes in hot weather, but the water is frigid now. Trail is fine for dogs, but you have to be good on your feet. Lots of tree roots at various levels makes it challenging if your dog is pulling you! Road to access it was rough, if you don’t have a truck or SUV, definitely park by Big Wilson and walk the .7 miles down the road.

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Jody Prejs
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The wooden “trailhead” sign is a bit misleading, the trail doesn’t start until you reach the end of the side road, past the campsites. It’s marked well with blazes, I went yesterday in the snow and the trail was narrow but very distinguishable. The trail follows Wilson Stream for a little over a mile, which has many small falls and then connects to the Appalachian Trail for .2 miles to take you to the upper falls, large and very pretty!!

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Elizabeth Masse
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Went today with my dog at first we walked in but there was just a small amount of waterfalls so we kept walking further and didnt see anything, went back to the car and drove further in, you should have i high car and go slow lots of bumps but once i drove up the road further there was a beautiful set of big waterfalls deffintly worth it.

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Sienna Clough
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Lovely trail! A bit snow & icy still but a great walk along the water.

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Jarad Huffman
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David Barnes
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I only give this 4 stars because the driveway into the actual trailhead is terrible and was almost unpassable with my 2000 Toyota Camry. I recommend a vehicle with a higher clearence if you want to go to the true trailhead, otherwise, I'd suggest you park at the first parking area, which is car-friendly. It adds at least 1.4 miles total, but saves your car. Besides this, the hike wasn't bad. The stream was pretty, especially, the Lower and Upper Falls.

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Jennifer Saad
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Beautiful hike, beautiful waterfall at the end. Lots of roots and super slippery after a rainfall all evening but beautiful.

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