Posted on September 20, 2018 and last updated on October 09, 2018

Reed Falls, Carrabassett Valley


  • Preserve Size: NA
  • Trail Mileage: .6 miles one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Reed Falls

This is a sweet, easy .6-mile trail along Reed Brook to an unusual and pretty waterfall. It is very much a homemade trail, with charming idiosyncratic signs and bridges along the way. The best part (besides the falls) is “Lost Boys Bridge,” a rickety crossing that is sure to delight children. Be careful though, the bridge only takes the weight of one adult and one child at a time.

Directions: Coming from Kingfield, at the intersection of Routes 16 and 27, take Route 27 about four miles to the trail head. It’s the second pullout on the right along the river. If you reach the iron bridge, you’ve gone too far. Once you’ve reached the pullout, walk across busy Route 27. The trail heads into the woods behind the guardrail, or rather, slightly to the left of it. When I was there, the trail was marked with two little cairns.


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