Little Wilson Falls

Monson, Maine 04464

Little Wilson Falls

Little Wilson Falls Professional Review and Guide

"Little Wilson Falls, at 75 feet, is one of the highest in Maine. Little Wilson Stream drops from a calm pool into a narrow, black slate gorge overhung with dark cedars. Below the falls the stream cascades over a series of smaller waterfalls before flowing into Big Wilson Stream. The hike passes several of these falls and offers access to the rest.

Many of the streams in this part of Maine cut through slate gorges, drop over slate ledges, or have piles of broken slate along their banks. Nearby Big Wilson Falls—across Elliotsville Road from the dirt road back to the trailhead—is a good example. Northeast of Little Wilson Falls is Maine’s most famous slate gorge, Gulf Hagas. In most of these cases, the slate bedding stands on end. Little Wilson Falls shows this vertical bedding. Along the trail to Little Wilson Falls are several places where fins of slate stick out of the hillside. Near the falls, the top of the gorge has several large fins of slate that jut out into space."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
May to Nov; during May and early June, the falls are more spectacular.
Elliotsville Plantation, (207) 581-9462,
Local Contacts
Delorme: The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 41; USGS Barren Mountain West
Local Maps

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Jul 2018