QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: N/A
- Trail Mileage: 1.2 miles one way
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: moderate
- Sights: Slidedown Falls, pools
Slidedown is a pretty oasis among acres of logged land, a cascading waterfall with cool deep pools and boulders smoothed into museum-worthy sculpture. The ~.35-mile trail down to the falls, built and maintained by Jarvis Forest Management, is steep, particularly when you get closer to the river. To get to this footpath to the falls, you must first walk .7 miles along a dirt logging road, Dumas South Road.
Directions: The gravel Dumas South Road is about eight miles north of the town of Jackman off Route 201. If you’re driving north, it’ll be on your left. When you turn onto Dumas Road, you’ll see a sugarhouse on your left. Go up the hill and continue on Dumas Road until you reach a yellow gate with a sign for Slidedown Falls. Park in the small grassy area on the side of the road. The roads fork in front of you; Dumas Road bends to the right. Follow it .7 miles or so to the footpath to the falls on your left. This will be marked with a sign and is well marked.