This Maine Canyon Hike Will Take You To The Most Beautiful Places

Maine might not be known for the towering mountains you’ll find out west, but we do have some breathtaking natural wonders all our own. Known as the “Grand Canyon of Maine,” this Maine canyon hike will take you to the most beautiful places in the state.

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If this Maine canyon hike has you craving more, you’ll definitely want to check out these 12 incredible hiking trails in the Pine Tree State. Happy hiking!

Address: Gulf Hagas Mountain, Northeast Piscataquis, ME 04414, USA
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Maine Canyon Hike

February 03, 2021

What are the most scenic hikes I can take in Maine?

While the Maine canyon hike to Gulf Hagas is certainly one of the most scenic treks in The Pine Tree State, it certainly isn’t the only one. Maine is full of scenic hikes, and you don’t have to be an advanced hiker to enjoy them! This roundup of 10 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles is accessible for anyone, and has some of our very favorite scenic hikes in the state. Clocking in at just 2 miles, the South Bubble hike of the Bubble Mountains is one of the more accessible endeavors in Acadia National Park. Once you’ve reached the top you’ll see the famous perched rock, left by glacial activity centuries ago, and marvel at the beauty surrounding you.

Are there many waterfalls in Maine?

Maine has some spectacular waterfalls that will truly take your breath away. One of our favorites is Screw Auger Falls, located in Oxford County. Sourced by the Bear River, these falls are comprised of two hearty drops. The first is a 30-foot drop over a granite ledge into the gorge below. The second is just below the first and features another 30-foot drop. When you picture a rushing, powerful waterfall — this is probably what you’re picturing. If you’re looking for a road trip, this one will take you to some of the most scenic falls in the state, including Screw Auger Falls.

Does Maine have any other natural wonders?

In addition to stunning waterfalls and its very own Grand Canyon, Maine is home to lots of natural wonders — many of them hiding in plain sight! Acadia National Park is, of course, our state’s crown jewel. Seeing the sunset over the summit of Cadillac Mountain will make you feel simultaneously big and small, and marvel at the immense beauty of The Pine Tree State. For a more bizarre natural wonder, check our the “reversing falls” in West Pembroke, where the changing tide creates a tidal flow that alternately fills and drains both Whiting Bay and Dennys Bay, causing the appearance of “falls.” It’s one of the more puzzling natural wonders in Maine, to be sure.

Address: Gulf Hagas Mountain, Northeast Piscataquis, ME 04414, USA