Angel Falls is a 2014 Maine Natural Heritage Hike. For more information, visit my Natural Heritage Hikes page.
An obstacle course of ripped out culverts and enormous potholes, the road that leads to Angel Falls is one of the roughest I’ve encountered. As we hiked in, Emily and I wondered aloud how this could possibly be one of the top five most popular trails in Maine, given how difficult it was to access. Surely Maine Trail Finder was mistaken.
After we reached the Falls we scaled a slope to the south for a better look and a lunch break. By the time we reached the bottom again, the once-empty pools had been filled with children and their families, more pouring in by the minute. On the way out, Emily and I discovered their trick – parking a mile down the road and hiking the last mile, avoiding the most difficult obstacles. Angel Falls is indeed worth hiking that extra mile.
Photos do justice to neither the Falls, nor the ruts in the road.