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Very beautiful--but VERY treacherous!

We parked at the Upper Gulf Parking Area, walked 1.7 miles to meet the Rim Trail, took that down... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Auburn, Maine
Love the hike, keep your dog on a leash!!

My dog almost died here. She slid off a rock and down into the canyon. She came VERY close to dying... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Michelle G
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A four-mile-long gorge with vertical walls rising up to 400 feet.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

We parked at the Upper Gulf Parking Area, walked 1.7 miles to meet the Rim Trail, took that down past Cole's Corner, connected to the Pleasant Trail, did an out and back on that to Screw Auger Falls, and then took Pleasant Trail back to...More

3  Thank CourtneyMD
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My dog almost died here. She slid off a rock and down into the canyon. She came VERY close to dying that day. So HIGHLY recommend keeping even young, agile dogs on a leash for safety. Otherwise gorgeous hike! Moderately challenging.

2  Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My boyfriend and I decided to take up Gulf Hagas while on vacation in Millinocket and I am so glad we did. After reading many reviews we decided to take our dog with us (2 year old mutt mix) and she did fine. She loves...More

4  Thank EllieRose603
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is a favorite hike when a challenge is in order but doing Mount Katahdin isn't possible. Rocky, wooded path with plenty of ledges overlooking stream. In warmer weather, we would have taken off our shoes and waded to cool down, but the day was...More

1  Thank CrisMaine
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We are experienced hikers but I started out with a sore knee and this hike didn't help. My fault. Walking sticks really help in many spots. We did the whole loop, took about 5-6 hrs with stops along the way. Made a mistake in taking...More

2  Thank Lilybdog
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We decided to do Gulf Hagas before we left Maine for the day. We absolutely underestimated the difficulty of the hike after a weekend of outdoor activities. However, it was BEAUTIFUL!

3  Thank George D
Reviewed 21 June 2016

What a beautiful place. We arrived just before lunch, no one was there. You pay a fee at the gate, the man there was very very nice and helpful. We drove by the campsites (they seem to have amazing views, are very private, no flush...More

2  Thank weigh2go
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Very strenuous hike, I'm 54, hubby's 63. We managed without difficulty, but wasn't really prepared for how strenuous it really was! Disappointed that you really couldn't see the water/gorge very well, even from the "viewpoints" - which were extremely strenuous to even get to! It...More

3  Thank momdzall
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Struggled with the star rating. This trail is really above average (4 or 5 stars) for the young, fit person used to the strenuous trails in New England. For the middle aged, overweight flatlanders it was an asskicker. This trail broke me. Let me say...More

6  Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is a wonderful day hike....it is about 10 miles roundtrip from the parking area on the KI road. There is a fee to enter the road from either end (recommend a DeLorme to find it), but it is well-worth it!! You have to wade...More

5  Thank authored
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