|Little Wilson Falls|
Location: Monson, ME
Distance: 4.6 miles
Even the Bangor Daily News warned that Little Wilson Falls is hard to find. Listed in my Mom's hiking book as "Maine's prettiest waterfall," this hike became a big goal of mine and my mom. In 2008, she and her friend Barbara had tried to the trail to the fall to no avail. In 2009, my mom and I found the trail head but missed a crucial turn (that doesn't have a sign if you come from the way we went.) In 2011,we were finally successful.
So, when Urvi and I went up to my folks cabin after the 4k on the 4th, we decided to do what was such a pretty hike.
We drove from Harmony out to Monson and then out Elliotsville Road. The actual trailhead is across the Wilson Stream from the parking lot. This means the start of the hike is fording the stream (somewhere between "river" and "creek").
After the fording you get on an old ATV double track trail (that is now closed to ATVs) for about a mile. Definitely not the prettiest part of the hike. Just walking uphill through waist high grass.
At one mile you make it to a pretty pond at the junction with the Appalachian Trail. You wouldn't know from the sign that only can be seen coming the other way:
|My mom on the trackway|
|Urvi on the trackway|
At the top of the ridge it was a pretty easy hike to the falls themselves...
|Urvi and I at the falls|