Posted on October 6, 2019 and last updated on April 30, 2021

Moxie Falls Trail, near West Forks


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: 0.8 miles to the falls, 2.3-mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Moxie Falls

Every time we passed the large parking lot for this walk, it was packed with visitors. And it is a popular trail for a reason! The falls are pretty, the 0.8-mile trail to the falls is easy, and once you get to the viewing area, there are boardwalks, steps and viewing platforms to make the experience safe and kind of fun for kids. The path to the falls is wheelchair accessible for sturdy wheels but the platforms and steps at the waterfall are not.

In addition, if you want to extend your walk, there is an informal, unmarked trail that continues west (in the direction of town and Route 201) just past the farthest viewing station. After walking into the woods and away from the falls, you pick your way along a steep bank high over the river gully below. While you don’t have views of the river through the trees, it’s dramatic nonetheless. In about .3 miles, the path heads sharply down to the right (it’s unmarked, so watch closely) down to an ATV track. This intersection is marked with a little tag. Go left here, and follow this back to the entrance trail for a 2.3-mile hike all together.

Directions: From Route 201 in The Forks, turn onto Lake Moxie Road. Drive 1.8 miles, and the trailhead and large parking area will be on your left.


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