Posted on November 28, 2015 and last updated on August 15, 2017

Cascade Falls Trail, Saco


  • Preserve Size: 14 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~.3 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy with a steep section to falls
  • Sights: waterfall

Wow — a real, splashy, loud waterfall you can take your guests to to impress them with Maine’s beauty! The path here is really wide and well-maintained — a solid wheelchair could get around parts of it (like the upper loop). The trail does get steep and not so easy for a chair, however, as it descends to below the waterfall, which is the best part. The map of the trail at the trailhead also indicates paths I couldn’t find; it seemed as if perhaps bridges had been washed out? The walk you could do in the winter of 2016 is just about half a mile. Get more information from Saco Bay Trails.

Directions: From downtown Saco, take Route 1 north to Cascade Road (Route 98). Take a right onto Cascade Road; go about 1/4 mile and turn left into the parking lot.

I could not get a good pic of the falls! But they are nice, just hard for an amateur to capture with a camera.


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