Highbridge Falls

DESCRIPTION: High Bridge makes a good first stop when visiting the waterfalls of the Gulf Hagas area from the Brownville side or preparing to hike the old fire trail up Whitecap Mountain. It is named for the road bridge that crosses Little White Brook. The falls here are small; about six feet high, with a natural slide. The upper pool, above the bridge to the left, is up to ten feet deep in spots, and is perfect for swimming on a hot August day. If you have a SUV or high clearance vehicle consider driving on to see Haybrook Falls.

Special Notes of interest: The falls are easily accessible and require no hiking. Adjacent to the falls are several campsites one of which directly overlooks the gorge. A fee is charged for overnight use. Fishing and swimming are available just below the falls.

Seasonal Notes: The falls usually have flows throughout the year.

Scenic Rating: 2/5
Difficulty Rating: 1/5
Hike Duration: Drive by
Handicap Access?: Yes limited access
Fees?: Yes
GPS Reading: N45.4901 W69.2578
County: Piscataquis
Township: Bowdoin College Grant East Twp
DeLorme Atlas: Map 42 D1

DIRECTIONS: Info to come.

From Greenville: Head north from the blinking light and make the first right turn which is Pleasant Street, at 2.0 miles the road will become dirt, at 3.6 miles cross Wilson Stream, at 12.0 miles stop and register at Hedgehog Gate and pay the gate fee, at 13.9 miles take a right at the intersection, at 21.1 miles take a left. At 23.4 miles cross the bridge and park to view the falls.

From Brownville: Turn west on the KI Road from ME 11, at 6.3 miles stop and register at the KIW Gate and pay the gate fee, at 9.8 miles turn Right. At 12.1 miles cross the bridge and park to view the falls.

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Photos: ┬ęBob Hamer