Fall foliage is in full bloom here in Maine. It's the perfect time of the year to adventure in nature, and do some leaf peeping. Here's some low effort hikes to some beautiful waterfalls that are even more breathtaking with fall colors.

There's nothing like fall in Maine. The multicolored foliage makes for a beautiful backdrop to these waterfalls. We selected waterfalls that are only an easy hike away, free to visit, and take you on a beautiful road trip. If you want to bring your four legged friend, you're in luck. All the trails we highlight are pet friendly. Note that some of these waterfalls are on land that is open to hunting, so be sure to wear blaze orange.

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    Moxie Falls

    Directions

    Moxie Falls in West Forks, Maine is a popular summertime hike. In fall, the 90-foot waterfall is framed in beautiful foliage. There's numerous viewing platforms to see the falls at different angles. The two-mile round trip hike is easy, on a well traveled and maintained trail. The trail weaves hikers through a beautiful forest of brightly colored foliage.

    There's no fee to enjoy this trail system, and pets are permitted.

    Paul Wolfe, Townsquare Media
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    Houston Brook Falls

    Directions

    If you're planning a hike to Moxie Falls, Houston Brook Falls makes for a great pit stop. Unlike Moxie Falls, Houston Brook Falls is a little lesser known. The hike is very easy, and only about .2 miles round trip. The trailhead is marked by a sign, but is difficult to see from the road. Look for the Pleasant Ridge Transfer Station on the right side of the road as a landmark. The trailhead is just past it. Do not park in front of the transfer station gate.

    Houston Brook Falls is a 32-foot waterfall in Pleasant Ridge Plantation, Maine. When the water is low, hikers can climb the falls and adventure further upstream to shallow swimming pools.

    There's no fee to enjoy this trail, and pets are permitted.

    Paul Wolfe, Townsquare Media
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    Angel Falls

    Directions

    Angel Falls in Township D, Maine is a mostly easy hike, with some moderately difficult sections. The trail is well marked with red blazes. Some rock hopping is needed to get to the base of the waterfall. The trail crosses Mountain Brook several times. If the water level is high, it may be impossible or dangerous to hike up the trail.

    Angel Falls is quite a sight from the base, as it towers 90-feet up. When the water level is high, the cascading water forms what looks like angel wings, hence its name.

    There's no fee to enjoy this trail, and pets are permitted.

    Paul Wolfe, Townsquare Media
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    BONUS: Rattlesnake Pool and Flume

    Directions

    Rattlesnake Pool and Flume is a popular summer hike, because the emerald green pool is a great swimming hole. Prior to reaching the pool, the trail brushes by Rattlesnake Flume. The gorge is 15-feet deep, featuring a mix of shallow and deep pools, as well as a small waterfall.

    We added this destination to our list because the area is gorgeous in the fall. Trail continues up Blueberry Mountain which overlooks mountains and forest as far as the eye can see.

    For more on this hike, check out our full article here.

    There's no fee to enjoy this trail, and pets are permitted.

    Paul Wolfe, Townsquare Media