Little and Big Niagara Falls

Caratunk, Maine

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This is a fantastic, kid-friendly hike to dramatic waterfalls as the Nesowadnehunk Brook cascades over the rocks. Katahdin is clearly the star of Baxter State Park, but it’s by no means the only peak or excellent hiking route. Head southbound on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) out of Katahdin Stream Campground and you’ll find Little and Big Niagara Falls. The trailhead for Little and Big Niagara Falls is just across the Park Tote Road from the Katahdin Stream Campground. You start off on a nice hard-packed surface following a gentle rolling grade on a well-de? ned and well-marked trail. This is a great option for the day after Katahdin, or even two days after, as it’s a fairly relaxing ramble through the dense forest of birch, maple, and conifers.
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by Lafe Low (Menasha Ridge Press)

This is a fantastic, kid-friendly hike to dramatic waterfalls as the Nesowadnehunk Brook cascades over the rocks. Katahdin is clearly the star of Baxter State Park, but it’s by no means the only peak or excellent hiking route. Head southbound on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) out of Katahdin Stream Campground and you’ll find Little and Big Niagara Falls.

The trailhead for Little and Big Niagara Falls is just across the Park Tote Road from the Katahdin Stream Campground. You start off on a nice hard-packed surface following a gentle rolling grade on a well-de? ned and well-marked trail. This is a great option for the day after Katahdin, or even two days after, as it’s a fairly relaxing ramble through the dense forest of birch, maple, and conifers.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Caratunk
Distance: 6.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 4.25 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100 feet
Top Elevation: 800 feet
Local Contacts: Baxter State Park: baxterstateparkauthority.com
Local Maps: Appalachian Trail Conservancy ME Map 1, DeLorme ME Atlas & Gazetteer Map 50, and Baxter State Park Katahdin Lake Trailhead map
Driving Directions: Directions to Little and Big Niagara Falls

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