Posted on July 28, 2019 and last updated on August 05, 2019

Saco Falls Town Park, Columbia

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: 14 acres
  • Trail Mileage: .1 miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Sights: Saco Falls, Pleasant River

The Downeast Salmon Federation’s description for this walk says it’s a community favorite on a hot summer day for swimming and sliding, but I didn’t see much evidence of this when I visited on a hot summer day in 2019. There are not many places to park (just a couple narrow places to pull your car off the road) and the river appears to flow fast. So I’m not sure whether I’d let a little kid swim here. That being said, this photo shows happy kids!

There is a small trail sign near the western end of the bridge, on the left if you’ve just crossed it. You can pull over one car here and walk .1 to a small area where you can access the river and look at the pretty falls. The original parking area shown on the official map was very overgrown when I visited.

Directions: From Route 1 in Columbia Falls, head north on Station Road for 2.8 miles, then continue straight onto Saco Road. Go another 1.3 miles. Saco Falls will be on the right. There is a small “trail” sign on the right, right before the bridge, and a small for one car to pull over.

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