Goodell Brook

Goodell Brook

DESCRIPTION: Goodell Brook is the outlet stream from Monson’s Spectacle Ponds. A short distance downstream from the ponds, it forms a pretty ten-foot cascade over vertical slate ledge. The gorge below is deep and exceptionally scenic, with three other waterfall sites located less than a quarter mile below the upper falls. The last of these is a twelve foot cascade with a deep, secluded pool.

Difficulty Rating: 1/5
Hike Duration: 1 hour
Handicap Access: No
Fees: No
GPS Reading: N45.3315 W69.5340
County: Piscataquis
Township: Monson
DeLorme Atlas: Map 31 A3

DIRECTIONS: Drive 3.6 miles north of Monson on Route 15. Park at the Appalachian Trail parking area. Take the AT 0.2 miles downhill to Goodell Brook. Follow the brook downstream for 150 yards (no trail) to the upper waterfall. This short bushwhack is easier on the west bank. Continue downstream to view additional waterfalls.

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Photos: ©Bob Hamer