Distance: 0.8 miles to Angel Falls
Time: 20-30 minutes to the falls (how long you linger is up to you)
Difficulty: Family Hike
Elevation gain: Approximately 200 feet
As far as Maine waterfalls go, Angel Falls in Township D of western Maine is nothing short of Mother Nature’s cathedral. Looking up from the base of the falls, guarded by stately cliffs as tall as 115 feet, the 90-foot cascade pours from the sky as whitewater spreads its wings over protruding rocks.
One of Maine’s best waterfalls, the dramatic drop and short o.8-mile hike make Angel Falls a local favorite and must-see for visitors to the Rangeley Lakes Region. It’s a good hike for children and adults—just be prepared—this isn’t a roadside flip-flop stroll catering to tourists (in case the location in “Township D” didn’t already make this clear). Much of the hike is spent scrambling over rocks and crisscrossing the brook, as the trail gradually builds anticipation through a series of small waterworks.
Directions to Angel Falls in Maine
From the junction of Routes 2 and 17 in Mexico, Maine, follow 17 north for 18 miles and turn left onto the Bemis Road. From the intersection of Routes 4 and 17 in Oquossoc, follow 17 south for 18.5 miles and turn right onto Bemis Road. Bemis is a dirt road that begins at the edge of a field and immediately crosses a bridge and turns right. Look for a logging road 3.6 miles into the Bemis Road that angles to the left and down a hill. There are a few parking spaces available at the top of this hill on the Bemis Road for cars with low clearance. The main parking area is at the bottom of the hill and is marked by a large boulder covered in graffiti.
There is no signage where the logging road splits from the Bemis Road or at the main parking area for Angel Falls. The only markers are the red blazes, which begin where the logging road splits from the Bemis Road.