ElevationAscent: 449' 137 m
Descent: -209' -64 m
High: 1,206' 368 m
Low: 875' 267 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“The Rim Trail follows Gulf Hagas Brook past multiple gorgeous waterfalls to reach other area trails.”— Heidi Jewett
The views on this trail begin only 0.1 miles into the trail with three falls. The most prominent and spectacular is Screw Auger Falls, which has a separate 200-foot lookout trail. As you continue along the trail, the general ascent begins. At 0.7 miles, you'll reach a side trail that leads off to Hammond Street Pitch. This is the steepest point in the gulf, with the stream being over 100 feet below.
At 0.9 miles, you'll reach a short junction with Pleasant River Tote Trail, Spot #4 on the trail map. From here, you'll continue on through the forest to reach a succession of beautiful waterfalls, including The Jaws, Buttermilk Falls, Billings Falls, and Stairs Falls, as well as a great area for swimming near the head of the gulf. Upon reaching the end of the trail at a junction with the Pleasant River Tote Trail and the Head of Gulf Trail, you can head right to follow the Pleasant River Tote Trail to return to your car.
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Local Club: Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC)