Posted on September 10, 2014 and last updated on February 14, 2022

Rines Forest and Waterfall Trail, Cumberland

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: 268 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~4.7 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: woodland, streams

The trails in Cumberland, Falmouth, and Windham are very well connected, either by footpath or snowmobile trail. In my map above, Rines Forest is in green; Knight’s Pond Preserve in light blue; Farwell Forest in lavender; Hadlock Forest in maroon; Blackstrap Preserve in orange; Falmouth Town Forest trails in dark blue; Falmouth Community Park in yellow. (Not shown on this map are the trails of North Falmouth Community Forest, Greely Woods, and Lowell Preserve.)

Here is my attempt at a map that roughly shows the multi-town interconnected trail system.

From Hadlock and Rines Forest, you can go and go and go. The 216-acre Rines Forest, managed by the Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust, is a nice walk in the woods, with a particularly lovely spot by a stream. The trails are mostly wide and flat.

From the northeast corner of the forest, you can catch the Waterfall Trail, which takes you out of the forest and along fields to Blanchard Road. I recommend parking on Range Road if you’d like to do this section of the forest because there aren’t many parking areas on Blanchard Road.

Directions: There are two trailheads with parking off Range Road. The main parking area— with room for about 10 cars — is the second one on Range Road you’ll see if you’re going north.  The first one is a pullover on the road shoulder, with room for four or five cars. It’s is about 1.2 miles northwest of the intersection with Winn Road.

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