Little River Preserve – Gorham, 28 acres

The Little River and Rivers Crossing Properties consist of over 28 acres of wooded wildlife area bordering the Little River. Paths and bridges allow a scenic walk through the woods and along the river.

Please see below for the trail map and more information about the preserve and trails.

     Quick Trail Facts

  • Activities: hiking, running,  snowshoeing, cross-country skiing
  • Length: 1.1 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy (Blue and Red Trails) to Difficult (White Trail)
  • Leave No Trace: Please take out whatever you bring in.
  • Historical: granite ruins

     Trail Map (click to expand)

Directions to Trailhead

About the Little River Preserve Trails

The trails are well marked with colored blazes. Starting at the parking lot, the blue trail first enters a small thicket and then crosses a field to Aspen Lane, a small suburban cul-de-sac. The trail continues from the opposite side of the road about 100 yards to the north (right).

The white trail is more challenging with steep, uneven earthen stairs leading to narrow bridges which cross the numerous gullies. The rest of the trails offer very gentle grades and woodland tranquility. This trail usually takes about 45 minutes to complete.

Each of the trails wind through hemlock and aspen forests, complete with a wide variety of wildflowers in the springtime, including red trillium and jack-in-the-pulpit. Also common are the ferns so typical of a Maine hike, although this delightful hike is but a short distance away from urbanized Portland.

Little River Preserve is owned in fee by the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust.