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A must do if you have a day and can do a strenuous hike

It truly is as advertised, the Grand Canyon of the East. To get there you have to pay an entry fee... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Springfield, Virginia
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“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty." - T. Roosevelt

We drove in via Brownville at the K1 checkpoint. We got directions to/paid for a camp site, a map... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Portland, Maine
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A four-mile-long gorge with vertical walls rising up to 400 feet.
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

It truly is as advertised, the Grand Canyon of the East. To get there you have to pay an entry fee on the dirt road, but it is only about $10 an adult. There are two main paths. One is on the AT and requires...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We drove in via Brownville at the K1 checkpoint. We got directions to/paid for a camp site, a map and got a quintessential send off from the Maine couple who volunteer there for a week at a time. We drove 7 miles on the dirt...More

2  Thank charliecarr60
Reviewed 7 August 2017

It was long overdue that I did the Gulf Hagas hike. I was not disappointed. I did the Rim Trail (the blue trail on the map) and I would split the difficulty of this hike in 3 parts. So you know if you park near...More

1  Thank 120CC
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 22 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 15 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 8 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 22 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
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