Gulf Hagas

Billings Falls, Gulf Hagas.
Billings Falls.

Known as “The Grand Canyon of Maine,” Gulf Hagas is one of the most challenging hikes and beautiful natural wonders you will find in Maine.

Quick Facts:

  • Located in Bowdoin College Grant East TWP, DeLorme Map 42, D1.
  • It takes 55 minutes to reach the KI Gate from Greenville, and 1 hour from Millinocket.
  • The entire loop trail hike is 8-9 miles long.
  • The entire Loop trail takes between 5-8 hours to complete.
  • You must ford a river to reach the trail from the KI Gate (East) trailhead.
  • This is a very challenging hike; some hazards include steep embankments, loose rocks, and roots in the trails.
  • There are four distinct waterfalls to see along the Gulf Rim Trail.
  • Dogs are allowed on the trail if leashed.
  • Winter hiking is very dangerous and not recommended.


Untamed Mainer: Insider’s Guide to Gulf Hagas – This book gives you all the information you need for your visit.  Includes a detailed map of the hike.

Hiking Gulf Hagas- The Grand Canyon of Maine – This post gives you a quick overview of the Gulf Hagas loop trail and what to expect.

North Maine Woods – The “Gate Keepers” to the region, this site offers information about the area and gate fees.

Maine Woods Tourism – This site offers a map of the waterfalls in the Gulf Hagas area and other information about the hike.

Gulf Hagas waterfalls.
One of the many smaller falls in Gulf Hagas.