Known as “The Grand Canyon of Maine,” Gulf Hagas is one of the most challenging hikes and beautiful natural wonders you will find in Maine.
- Located 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 loop trail 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. Includes a detailed map of the hike.
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.