|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Little Wilson Falls Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, July 26, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||To access this fun little trail: traveling from Monson, turn onto paved Elliotsville Rd (follow signs for Borestone Mountain). Drive about 7 miles. Turn left onto an unnamed dirt road just before the bridge- there is only one bridge on this road. Follow this good dirt road to the end (maybe 1 mile or so). Nice, new lot with picnic tables and new signs. There is a small lot opposite the entrance to the dirt road that has a porta potty. To my knowledge this small lot is plowed in winter for snowmobiling. The dirt road is not maintained in winter. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Great trail for dogs. Great swimming areas for them. |
||In Maine we call the giant sized, biting, black colored flies “Moose flies.” In other parts they are referred to as “horse flies.” These suckers were out for blood. They hurt when they bite.. |
|Lost and Found:
||This newly renovated area now offers several drive in camping spots (free, fire permit required) enroute to the trailhead. These camping spots are well signed, have a picnic table and a fire ring. Really great job improving the road and outdoor opportunities!|
Little Wilson Falls Trail: at the beginning of the trail is a nice new sign listing Little Wilson Falls Trail as 1.3 miles. The sign also lists the Appalachian Trail as 0.8 miles, but you must go right, across the water, and into the woods to link up with the AT. There are some small carins to mark the woods entry. Little Wilson Falls trail also junctions with the AT in 1 mile.
Little Wilson Falls Trail is very well blazed in blue and well maintained. The trail receives regular summer use but not so much that the footbed is deep or hard as concrete. The footbed is easy to follow. It is a gentle to moderate grade and takes the average hiker 1.5-2 hours to hike. The junction with the AT is well signed. At the junction with the AT, turn left and travel the 0.2 miles (listen my hiking buddies Starfish and Sherpa, the sign SAID it is 0.2, I am not estimating here!) to the spectacular upper falls. Man, these were awesome. The AT moves along next to the falls to the top where there is gentle water, great pools, and a limited view of the Wilson Stream valley below.
The dog enjoyed a quick dip on this hot and humid day.
Always an adventure in Maine when checking out the Maine Gazetteer’s “Unique Geological Features.”
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.