Leeman Brook Falls

DESCRIPTION: This small waterfall can be included in an early spring trip to Willimantic’s Tobey Falls. In descending toward Wilson Stream, Leeman Brook carves its own steep-walled canyon, in places more than 100 feet deep. The falls are located at the head of the canyon, about half a mile above the Leeman Brook road bridge. This is a step falls, descending more than 20 feet in two-to-four foot intervals over a 200 yard distance. A portion of the falls is channelized by two parallel bedrock spines, giving it features of a slot falls. The mature hemlock, beech, cedar and yellow birch forest adds to the brook’s attractiveness. Bird-watchers will have a chance to spot pileated woodpeckers, which frequent the area.

Scenic Rating: 1/5
Difficulty Rating: 3/5
Hike Duration: 2 hours
Handicap Access: No
Fees: No
GPS Reading: N45.3137 W69.4262
County: Piscataquis
Township: Willimantic
DeLorme Atlas: Map 31 A4

DIRECTIONS: From the Leeman Brook Road bridge adjacent to the Tobey’s Falls trail-head, there are two choices: (1) follow the edge of the brook upstream for 0.5 miles (difficult); (2) hike along the rim of the canyon along the north side of the brook, where there is somewhat of a trail for about two-thirds of the distance. Option (2) is easier, but requires a steep downhill bushwhack to reach the falls.

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Photo: ©Erik M. Stumpfel