Upper Falls Trail

Level: Moderate

Only about a half-mile in length, this popular loop trail is reached from a dirt driveway on the right side of Route 390 at the top of the mountain, about 2 miles from the Lodge. The Trail begins a short distance north of this driveway and leads through a beech-birch-maple forest to a steep cliff overlooking scenic waterfalls created by the Leavitt Branch cascading into a deep rhododendron ravine upstream from Indian Ladder Falls. There are a few rocky areas and slight, short hills, but the trail is generally level. Mink and river otter live along the stream, and beavers have cut down many trees right along the trail. There are also lots of nesting songbirds, Indian pipes, and many species of colorful mushrooms in late summer.