Explore the most popular walking trails near Greenville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

A nice hike with some steeps, but not too much. The view from the bench at the top is beautiful.

4 days ago

Trail was overgrown and hard for hiking, for the hefty price of $14 per person.

Good trail. Well marked. Lovely views of the falls. Although rated hard, I didn’t find this trail to be too tough. I was able to complete it in 5ish hours. I also saw a moose on KI Works road on the way to the parking area.

Panoramic view at the top if you climb the ladder of the old fire tower.
We logged 2 miles from the parking lot to the summit

Beautiful hike with tons to see! Trail in some areas are difficult to follow so highly recommend a map, but hands down would do this over and over again! Don’t forget to bring a pair of water shoes!

16 days ago

Loved every second of this hike! Breathtaking views! I highly recommend visiting!

22 days ago

Both the fishing and trail were pretty good. The views of mountains are quite nice too!

I love this hike, totally New England. Love easy access to streams along the hike that you can just post up and have lunch next too. Would do again and again

A beautiful hike,came in from Greenville side,there’s a check point and it was 18$ for my friend and I , very easy to find trail head due to all the signs leading to it,however, even with a map we thought we’d be confident at first and did not need one,we ended up getting side tracked on a trail for 2 miles up to Lyford pond camps (whoops) realized,looked at map and returned to where the trail head was, encountered snakes rabbits birds and little roads ,the rim trail was rough Terrian in my personal opinion especially with how long it is ,was kind of disappointed that the signs were not better displayed ,I turned back at lower falls because none of the signs said screw augar but when I looked up online and map it said screw augar was after lower falls , so definitely bring a map if it’s your first time. We were concerned about if we would have to cross the river at some point but I never had that problem on this hike from the way I went in.Absolutely insane views and gorgeous land ,will be back again

Amazing hike, beautiful falls this map however doesn’t show the cut off trail that goes around the backside of the mountain. This it’s good to know, it’s easier ground to walk the final stretch when you’re tired.

Spectacular hike of amazing waterfalls in virtually untouched country. I’m a hiker, and this is one of my favorite hikes. Trail is well blazed. It is classified as difficult, but mostly a moderate trail. The only downside is the gnats.

The trail took us 3.5 hrs in 3 hours back. It was a nice hike but did not include much in the way of wildlife or views. Elevation changes were not argressive.

cross country skiing
4 months ago

Took Lodge-to-Lodge trail south to the Gorman Chairback Lodge (from Little Lyford Lodge) as part of a lodge to lodge X/C ski weekend. A very nice trail and the conditions were perfect as it warmed up a bit. Stayed in one of the cabins down on the pond and had a great time at the Lodge. This place is wicked awesome!

cross country skiing
4 months ago

Did the AMC guided Lodge-to-Lodge nordic ski adventure this weekend. This first leg was from the AMC winter parking area via the Hedgehog Gate Trail to the Little Lyford Lodge. The snow was a bit stiff and icy on this day but the trail was awesome. There was hiking and snowshoeing opportunities on and around the frozen Lyford ponds near the lodge. Very awesome!

cross country skiing
4 months ago

A terrific trail over to the Little Lyford Lodge (we X/C skied). You have the initial downhill from the AMC winter parking area which can be hairy if it's icy but then the Hedgehog trail brings you into a wonderfully sublime forest. It's up and down and up and down around and just perfect. Give it a try, you'll love it.

I took the new trailhead up which is right off of Meadow Brook road maybe 2 miles in.. This trailhead saves you a lot of time on the backrounds. You essentially take stairs the entire way up which was more challenging then expected.. The peak leaves a lot to be desired unfortunately.. Unless you climb the sketchy tower all the way up.

10 months ago

Excellent hike, Rim trail was rough terrain, though the view was well worth it. My 13 year old daughter hiked alongside me and loved it as well.

Nice hike. First half along the gorge was likely more rugged due to heavy rain the night before. Tour of Katadhin Iron Works and a moose sighting was a bonus!

11 months ago

Amazing, worth the pain and sweat!

11 months ago

Very nice, long hike, with spectacular views of the gulf. Albeit high season, not as trafficked as expected. By afternoon we were almost alone in the back part of the trail. Last bit that is not in the Alltrails trail is worth it if you have some more energy. Not as difficult terrain as previously.

11 months ago

We did this as a day hike out from little lyford on snowshoes. Conditions were icy and at times we were a little nervous about getting through certain areas with my mom and our dog. That being said we all made it back safely. As you can see in the pictures at times a few of us needed a helping hand. Can't wait to do again in the summer!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I could not find the proper trailhead, so I used this recording to bushwhack and intersect the trail about half way.
It's a steady series of switchbacks through forest with no real views along the ascent (in Summer at least).
No scrambling required.
The summit offers limited, but pleasant views of the surrounding mountains and parts of Moosehead Lake.
There's an old fire tower from which I could see pretty much 360, but no real platform at the top.
The ratio of views to effort, not to mention finding the place, was not favorable imo.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

The river at the start of the trail was the most difficult to navigate. Very slow to cross and I saw many people struggle. The rest of the trail was well marked with a few "viewpoints" that were worth the view.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Doing this hike for the 2nd time this Sunday.Whose game?

Monday, July 03, 2017

Hiked this several times in the '90's.
First time back since then.
I was surprised how many others were there, especially at the river crossings.
Never been in summer before, which was nice, although the views were less expansive in places.
This is harder than it looks on a map, but well worth it imo.
We only went as far as buttermilk falls and then looped back on the higher, dryer trail back to screw auger falls.
Highly recommend this hike. Give yourself more time than you think you'll need, as there are so many places to explore along the way.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Grand Canyon of Maine. beautiful stops along the trail, well marked trails. it's not easy, but it's not very difficult either. make a whole day out of it. I have hiked this trail dozens of times and I still keep coming back. Good for kids, dogs, adults, etc.

Friday, June 02, 2017

This place is beautiful! Gorgeous waterfalls, ample wildlife, and pretty scenery. It's long, but not too vertical. Not great for those lacking full mobility, especially in the spring. There are multiple stream crossings that require removing your shoes. Also, invest in good bug repellent!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Did a wonderful hike in October. It was beautiful and the weather was perfect!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Beautiful hike and the Rim trail is a must do, be sure to have a map or an understanding of the trails. Got lost towards the end and ended up lost in the dark. Thanks god for the very kind Appalachian hiker that found us lost and guided us almost a mile to where we could find our way. Did an 11 mile hike and would go again but plan better. Absolutely gorgeous and scenic. Loved it!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What a phenomenal, scenic hike and swim. These are some of the coolest waterfalls I've ever seen, and swimming in them on a hot day was amazing. The trail is rated hard, but only constitutes that for a few sections of scramble. Upper body strength and stable footing is required to get back OUT of a few of the falls, but beyond that, a totally pleasant, moderate hike.

Will definitely be back with friends.

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