Cascade Falls – Saco, ME

Overall Rating: 3/5
Swim Rating: Not Possible
Hike Time/Distance: 5min/.25mi
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Fee: None

Not too far from Route One in Saco and Old Orchard Beach sits one of southern Maine’s tallest waterfalls! It’s got a pretty nice water flow year round, even when we had the drought last year; in the pictures above, the last one was in the middle of August. The New England drought is still in effect, but with the snow melt, this is one of the best waterfalls to go and check out right now!

When you start at the trailhead, there are two options for which direction to go. To the left takes you on a .75mi walk through the woods and along Cascade Brook, coming back around to the trail down to the falls. To the right is the easiest access trail; it heads straight to the base of the falls. At the top of the hill, just before going down to the falls, there’s a downed tree. If you head to the left of the tree, there’s a hill. Following this hill down will take you to the brook and the top of Cascade Falls, which is an awesome view.

To find Cascade Falls, take Route One to Route 98 in Saco. It’ll be .5mi down on the left.
If coming from Old Orchard Beach, follow the road from the beach up to Route 98 and take a right on to Route 98. It’ll be about 2.3 mi on the right. Pretty easy, right?!

Have fun and be safe!!


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