Cascade Stream Gorge

About Cascade Stream Gorge 

Find Cascade Stream Gorge in Sandy River Plantation. The 1-mile trail leads into the 90-foot deep gorge of Cascade Stream, providing access to a series of waterfalls and chutes. 


The trail leaves from the south side of the parking area. Look for white blazes. Shortly after leaving the parking lot, the trail passes under a power line, continues into the woods and along the stream, and eventually connects with the Fly Rod Crosby Trail.  


There are several good viewpoints of the stream and falls along the trail, which at several points follows the bedrock on the side of the gorge. 



Recreation Opportunities

Conservation Story

RLHT purchased the 28-acre Cascade Stream Gorge Conservation Area in 1999. Cascades is on the  Maine Registry of Critical Areas for its unique natural and geologic features and wilderness qualities. 


Being prepared means knowing where you are going before getting there. Pack a map, talk with hikers and look at trail apps. Choose equipment for comfort, weather, and safety. Plan the trip to match your time, skills, and abilities. 

We strive for one well-designed trail rather than many poorly chosen routes. Stay within the width of the trail and hike single file on durable surfaces, like rock and sand. They can withstand repeated use. Durable surfaces are less likely to erode. Vegetation, including the lichen that grows on rocks, is fragile and easily damaged by treads. 

Carry in, carry out. Please remove your pet’s waste.

Allow those who come after you the same sense of wonder by leaving flowers, rocks, plants, archaeological artifacts, and other objects of interest where they are. 

Permitted campfires are allowed in the established fire ring. State of Maine laws must be followed. 

When wildlife watching, we recommend using the  Rule of Thumb. Don’t touch, get near, feed, or pick up wild animals. Doing so causes them stress, and they may have a harmful disease to humans. 

Always be courteous to other visitors. Everyone deserves to enjoy a positive outdoor experience. Be mindful of your noise level, be a responsible pet owner, and enjoy the natural world. 



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