This is a great trail if you are in the Portland/Falmouth area. The 2.5-mile trail is dog-friendly and has multiple different parking areas. During the peak season, they have suggestions for alternative parking if the lots are full.
The trail follows a deep ravine away from the residential neighborhood and into the 48-acre Preserve. The trail is very steep in places. Boardwalks and bridges pass over wet areas while allowing for mountain bike access. Once the trail reaches the river’s edge, signs direct the visitor upstream or downstream, both offering spectacular river views. Upstream, the trail features several short loops into wooded, upland areas. That trail continues along the shoreline under the highway overpass for another ¾ mile. Downstream, the trail crosses through property protected by the Falmouth Conservation Trust before it reaches Presumpscot Falls. The trail includes a portage to help paddlers around these swift rapids