Beautiful Roadside Stop
Smalls Falls is located not far from Rangeley just off Route 4. The short hike to the falls takes about one minute and is incredibly easy, making it great for kids. A sign clearly marks the Smalls Falls rest stop entrance. [Update: We’ve had some reports that the sign is missing. Keep your eyes open and your GPS on so you don’t miss it!] The parking area is big and includes picnic tables and restroom facilities. Just beyond the parking lot is the trail to the falls, which you can hear roaring when you get out of your vehicle. The trail leads to a small bridge which offers an incredible view of Smalls Falls. The more adventurous folks can follow the trail beyond the bridge up the bank to the top of the falls for an incredible view. This is also a popular swimming hole.
More Information about Smalls Falls
The rest area is a beautiful spot along the Sandy River. There is a chain link fence running up hill to the head of Smalls Falls, which are two waterfalls. The trail to the top is steep and there are some tree roots you’ll have to navigate. The total drop of both falls combined is 36 feet. Click here for Google’s directions to the falls. While you’re in the area check out Rangeley Lake State Park.
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