Here in Piscataquis County, we’re blessed with hundreds of waterfalls. Travelers worldwide plan their summer vacations here for this reason alone. At The Lodge at Moosehead Lake, waterfalls surround us in every direction. We’ve compiled a list of over 20 of the best waterfalls near Moosehead Lake that you should not miss out on during your next visit! We mentioned how long it takes to drive to each of these incredible destinations. Click the links to learn more about these waterfalls, how to hike to them, and their difficulty levels.

The cascading waterfall at Moxie Falls in summertime near The Lodge at Moosehead Lake

1. Close by Waterfalls East of Moosehead Lake

You don’t have to travel far from The Lodge at Moosehead Lake to witness spectacular waterfalls! These waterfalls are within half an hour of Greenville, Maine:

2. Waterfalls In & Around Gulf Hagas

Gulf Hagas is known as the Grand Canyon of Maine. It’s 42 minutes from the Lodge, directly east. The Pleasant River carved out this 4-mile gorge, and its tall slate walls house numerous beautiful waterfalls. It’s open to the public for a small fee during the regular season.

The Gulf Hagas Rim Trail is an 8-mile loop hike, and you’ll see many waterfalls.

Waterfalls along the Gulf Hagas Rim Trail:
Waterfalls near Gulf Hagas:

3. Gauntlet Falls

Gauntlet Falls is east of Gulf Hagas, about 1 hour and 45 minutes from the Lodge. It’s well worth the drive, though!

The abundance of smooth, gently sloped rocks and shallow pools becomes a summertime swimming hole oasis. You can even do a little cliff-jumping into the stream below. The waterfalls are beautiful, too!

4. Waterfall at Goodell Brook

Goodell Brook Falls Trail is 27 minutes from the Lodge, just before Big Wilson Falls in Monson, Maine (at the start of the Appalachian Trail).

A short, easy hike on well-groomed trails takes you right to this 10-foot cascading waterfall from the outlet of Spectacle Pond.

5. Waterfalls In & Around Bodfish Valley, Maine

Heading past Goodell Brook takes you to Bodfish Valley, which has a couple of impressive waterfalls near Mooselake Lake.

Big Wilson Falls (35 minutes)

Big Wilson Falls is one of Maine’s famous swimming holes. Several pools (some over 100 feet wide) cradle the 75-foot stretch between the falls. When the water is flowing gently, it’s family-friendly.

Little Wilson Falls (39 minutes)

The 2.4-mile roundtrip hike to Little Wilson Falls is moderately challenging, with a few steep switchbacks, but it’s well worth the effort.

6. Waterfalls Near Willimantic, Maine

Willimantic is 30 minutes from the Lodge. There are 3 great waterfalls to explore in the area:

7. Waterfalls Near Abbot, Maine

Heading south from Moosehead Lake on Highway 6 will take you to Abbot, Maine. Here are the must-see waterfalls in the area:

8. Moxie Falls (The Most Famous Of All)

Moxie Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls near Moosehead Lake, Maine. The walking path is flat and easily achievable for hikers of all skill levels.

It’s 55 minutes from the Lodge, heading southwest toward The Forks, Maine. The drive to this waterfall from Moosehead Lake is gorgeously scenic. You’ll see mountains, bogs, many native birds, and possibly even a moose!

More Waterfalls Near Moxie Falls:

Picnic, Fishing, Lodging & More

A man flyfishing on a summer day at Moosehead Lake

The Lodge at Moosehead Lake has everything you need to make your adventurous Maine getaway unforgettable. Outside Magazine has recognized us as one of the ‘Top 100 Great Wilderness Lodges in North America’ and as one of the ‘World’s Top Adventure Lodge Resorts’!

Our Gourmet Picnic Lunches for Two are the perfect treat to bring on your Maine waterfall hike near Moosehead Lake. It includes a Chef’s choice of panini sandwiches, seasonal fruit, gourmet salads, chips, and a dessert, all specially packed for an epic outdoor adventure.

You’ll love our Guided Fishing Tours if you’re a fishing connoisseur. Enjoy a half day or a full day of fishing for lake trout, salmon, and smallmouth bass with our Master Registered Maine Guide, who has over 35 years of experience. Don’t forget to purchase a Maine fishing license before your fishing tour!

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