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Best trails in Falmouth

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Looking for a great trail near Falmouth, Maine? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Popham Beach State Park or Wolfes Neck Woods State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pleasant Mountain Preserve or Town of Harpswell. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 14 easy trails in Falmouth ranging from 1.1 to 3.6 miles and from 19 to 410 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Falmouth
Top trails (15)
#1 - Mackworth Island Hiking Trail
Mackworth Island State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 36 m
NOTE: Shore walk around Mackworth Island State Park. There is an entrance fee: $3 fee per Maine resident $4 for non-residents.Show more
#2 - Presumpscot River Preserve Trail
Presumpscot River Preserve
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
#3 - Gilsland Farm Trail
Falmouth, Maine
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 42 m
#4 - Blackstrap Hill Preserve Loop
Blackstrap Hill Preserve
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
This trail begins on the white trail and proceeds to the red, orange, blue, and yellow trails. This trail is shared with hunters and hikers wear orange during hunting season. Show more
#5 - Falmouth Nature Preserve Trail
Falmouth Nature Preserve
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 45 m
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.Show more
#6 - Hadlock Community Forest
Falmouth, Maine
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
The Hadlock trails are a growing hiking/biking network in the Hadlock Community Forest, an actively managed forest. The singletrack trail rolls through small hills and passes many productive ephemeral ponds. The access trail from the parking lot leads to a series of nested loops of different length. Older snowmobile trails criss-cross the forest but these are generally in poor shape for hiking or biking. The nested loops also provide access to the Cross-Falmouth Trail. Going north, this trail leads to the Cumberland town line where a snowmobile trail that is in excellent condition leads to Range Road. Going south, the Cross-Falmouth trail crosses a powerline corridor and runs through a very wet forest adjacent to the Falmouth Country Club before exiting at the Winn Road trailhead.Show more
#7 - Falmouth Yellow and Red Trails Loop
Woods Road Community Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Woods Road Community Forest is the oldest forest stand in Falmouth and one of the oldest in southern Maine. Many of the pine, hemlock and spruce trees growing here are 80-120 years of age. The primary management goal for this property is to preserve the majority of the Forest as a "forever wild" property while doing the harvesting required creating winter browse (food) for deer on a much smaller portion of the property. Allowable Uses: Hunting, hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and nature study are all allowed. Motorized vehicles of all kinds are prohibited except snowmobiles on marked trails. The lower portion of the Woods Road entrance trail is accessible by persons with limited mobility.Trails extend beyond the forest east to the town-owned Deer Ridge property. Hikers and bikers should avoid the area Mondays to Saturdays in hunting season. Dogs must be leashed from April 1st and September 30th. Trails may be closed to dogs in winter to protect wintering deer. The trails are closed to all traffic between December 1 and March 31 per Town of Falmouth, DEP and IF&W. Designated as a deer wintering yard.Show more
#8 - Yellow and Orange Trails
McCrann Preserve
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 30 m
Property Description: Over 110 acres of mostly forested river corridor property along the East Branch of the Piscatqua River from River Point to the school campus has been protected by the Falmouth Land Trust. A scenic trail, approximately 2 miles in length, runs the length of this corridor. The trail immediately below the Falmouth Road bridge may be muddy or impassable in the wet season. Natural Features: In addition to the usual variety of plants and animals found in Maine woods, the corridor and stream are home to beaver, snapping turtles, ducks and other aquatic wildlife. Eagles or osprey may occasionally be seen fishing in the river. History: Four separate properties make up this corridor, two owned outright by the Falmouth Land Trust and two held in easement. The largest parcel, northeast of the bridge, was donated by the Dr. Donald McCrann family in 1981. Show more
#9 - Falmouth Community Park Loop
Falmouth Community Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 38 m
The Community Park trails are a mix of wide field trails used for nordic skiing and cross-country running, narrower woodland trails built for cross-country running, and narrow, singletrack trails built for mountain biking and trail running. Several of the trails follow along a creek with beautiful waterfalls in high water. The network includes the segment of the Cross-Falmouth Trail from the East Branch Trail to Hadlock Forest Trail. The trail segment on the non-park side of the railroad tracks is closed because of the removal of the bridge across the East Branch of the Piscataqua River.Show more
#10 - River Point Conservation Area
River Point Conservation Area
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 29 m
This network of trails lies within the diverse River Point Conservation Area, which borders the Presumpscot River and both the East and West Branch of the Piscataqua River, and is only 5 miles from Portland. It is an excellent place for birding and wildlife observation. Park at the head of the railroad bridge or in the rear of the shopping center lot. After crossing the bridge, look for an informational kiosk to the right. It contains a trail map, including a brochure describing the history of this unique property. A mile long scenic trail, blazed yellow, traverses the perimeter of the property. It runs through mixed forest, and along the edge of four different fields. It also borders all three rivers. Look for ducks, herons, and even eagles or ospreys here. The farm road trail and orchard trail allow for shorter loops as well. All trails are easily walked or biked, although they are not handicapped accessible. The East Branch Trail starts at the edge of the West Branch, crosses that river, then proceeds up the East Branch to Falmouth High School. Spot a car at either end for an even longer hike (see East Branch Trail description). The habitat diversity found on this property make it a rich area for wildlife. The birding is especially good here, particularly during migration. Blue winged warblers and black billed cuckoos are two of the unusual species that nest on River Point. It is also home to the endangered New England cottontail rabbit. Poison ivy grows profusely along the Presumpscot River, so use care walking on this part of the trail.Show more
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