When visiting The Forks, Maine area for whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River, make sure to take some time to visit Moxie Falls, Maine’s highest single drop waterfall. Parking and the trailhead for Moxie Falls are easily found about two miles up Moxie Road from the turn-off at Route 201.
The Moxie Falls trail is less than one mile long, wide and mostly flat. The trail winds through mixed forest over mostly dirt with some gravel surfacing. The only slightly steep section comes on the approach to the Falls more than a half mile into the hike.
Visitors will find a series of wooden stairs and boardwalks providing access over the rugged terrain surrounding the approach and the edges of the Falls. Several wooden observation platforms provide different angles and views of the 90+ foot plunge.
The Moxie Falls are part of Moxie Stream, which originates approximately three miles upstream from Lake Moxie and flows into the Kennebec River about a half mile below the Falls. This stretch of the Kennebec River is famous for its world class whitewater rafting.
Swimming and fishing access to Moxie Stream can be found below the Falls, but is not part of the marked trail. Numerous informal paths descend to the stream but are steep, uneven, and loose.
Make the most of your day after a thrilling run through the Kennebec River gorge by visiting Moxie Falls. Several long-time outfitters in The Forks area take trips every day through the Class 3-4 rapids. Just two miles down the road from Moxie Falls is Crab Apple Whitewater. Crab Apple is a three-generation family rafting business and will help you find the parking and trailhead for the refreshing walk into spectacular Moxie Falls.