QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: NA
- Trail Mileage: .4 miles one way
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy (with rock scrambles)
- Sights: Angel Falls
Angel Falls is a short (.4-miles or so depending on where you park), fairly easy hike to a 90-foot waterfall, which is very grand (although doesn’t appear to have much water in late summer). There is some scrambling over rocks and fording of streams — which can have more or less water depending on the time of year. The trail is blazed and easy to follow.
Directions: From Oquossoc, take Route 17 south for about 18.5 miles to Houghton. Turn right onto an unnamed gravel road that is on the edge of a field. Immediately cross a bridge over a river, then turn right onto Bemis Road and drive north for about 3.3 miles. You’ll see spray painted signs for Angel Falls. Around 3.3. miles, you can turn down a very rough gravel road, which goes sharply down, or park at the top here if you don’t have a great car for this kind of thing. At the bottom of the dirt road, where some can park, look for trail signs and red blazes. The trail crosses a stream and then cuts over to follow Mountain Brook up to the falls.