Posted on January 20, 2019 and last updated on May 28, 2019

Big Falls Preserve, New Gloucester and Auburn


  • Preserve Size: 40 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.8 mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy, with some uneven parts
  • Sights: Big Falls

After parking at the spot where a paved road turns into a dirt one, and walking .3 miles along the discontinued Woodman Road, you’ll come to a footpath on your right. The path follows Meadow Brook before coming to a small waterfall and pool in about .6 miles. It then turns back towards the dirt road for a .6 mile trek back to the trail head. It sounds like the Royal River Conservation Trust has plans to reroute the trail to avoid wet areas, improve signage, and create a more formal parking area.

Directions: Parking is available on the right-hand shoulder of Woodman Road, at the northern end of Woodman Road in New Gloucester.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!