Gulf Hagas

20160818_155847Known as “The Grand Canyon of Maine,” Gulf Hagas is one of the most challenging hikes and beautiful natural wonders you will find in Maine.

Quick Facts:

  • Gulf Hagas is in Bowdoin College Grant East TWP, DeLorme Map 42, D1.
  • It takes 55 minutes to reach the KI Gate from Greenville, and 1 hour from Millinocket.
  • The entire Gulf Loop hike is 8-9 miles long.
  • The entire Loop trail takes between 5-8 hours to complete.
  • You must ford a river to reach the trail from the KI Gate (East) trailhead.
  • This is a very challenging hike; some hazards include steep embankments, loose rocks and roots in the trails.
  • There are four distinct waterfalls to see along the Gulf Rim Trail.
  • Dogs are allowed on the trail if leashed.
  • Winter hiking is very dangerous and not recommended.


Untamed Mainer: Insider’s Guide to Gulf Hagas – This book gives you all the information you need for your visit to the Gulf Hagas region.

Hiking Gulf Hagas- The Grand Canyon of Maine – This post gives you a quick overview of the Gulf Hagas loop trail and what to expect.

North Maine Woods – The “Gate Keepers” to the region, this site offers information about the area and gate fees.

Maine Woods Tourism – This site offers a map of the waterfalls in the Gulf Hagas area and other information about the hike.