The Cascade Stream Gorge Trails are a great option for anyone in the Rangeley Lakes Region looking for a quick hike. Eye candy is aplenty with gorge cliffs as tall as 90 feet and a stream dotted with waterfalls, the first of which is reached 0.2 miles into the hike. The trail is short with only a faint hint of climbing; however, it often traverses precariously close to the gorge, so families will want to have a favorable parent-to-child ratio to keep young adventurers safe.
The Cascade Stream Gorge Trails are located in Sandy River Plantation, four miles south of downtown Rangeley, Maine, and just off Route 4 on Town Hall Road. The dirt driveway to the small trailhead parking lot is usually in good shape and should be fine for most vehicles, but it does traverse a short and steep hill so those with low-to-the-ground cars may want to park at the Town Hall on the street below.