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The Hike-NH.com Trip Finder Waterfall Trips Results

Here are our Top 10 picks for Waterfall Trips, sorted by region.

TitleLength(miles)RegionViewsReliable WaterLoopElevation ChangeDifficultyTrip ReportTrip Time (days)Notes:
Mt. Chocorua Loop 8.7 Crawford - Sandwich Yes Yes Yes 3375 Moderate Yes Dayhike Map 3:J9 Our version of a popular hike, this one was tough. Using the Champney Brook Trail, the Bee Line, and the Bolles Trail, there is lots to see and you even get to hike UP at the end! The Pitcher and Champney falls are worth seeing, even if you have to do it with a million other people.
Arethusa Falls 2.6 Franconia - Pemigewasset Yes Yes No 1000 Easy Yes Dayhike Map 2:H8 A very nice hike for kids and folks who want an easy walk, this is an excellent hike with a great waterfall at the end. Arethusa falls is the highest in NH at a scant 200 feet, but hey, we'll take it. It's still a nice hike.
Mt. Tom (via Avalon Trail) 5.8 Franconia - Pemigewasset Yes Yes No 2061 Moderate Yes Dayhike Map 2:G7-8 One of the shorter 4,000 footers at 4051 feet, Mt. Tom's summit should be occluded but isn't, making it a rare peak that's moderately easy to climb, but with great views. In addition, you get two waterfalls with the Beecher and Pearl Cascades. Leaves out of the Crawford Depot by the AMC Highland Center and has only a few steep sections.
The Kinsmans 9.9 Moosilauke - Kinsman Yes Yes Yes 3573 Difficult Yes Dayhike Map 4:H4 This is one beautiful hike that includes a little bit of everything. Kinsman Falls, the Basin, Rocky Glen Falls, Kinsman Pond and Lonesome Lake compliment the Cascade Brook for those who like the water. The summits of both North and South provide excellent views, and the shelter/platforms even provide a great place to camp.
Giant Falls 3.0 North Country - Mahoosuc Yes Yes No 900 Easy No Dayhike Map 6:D11-E11 A nice easy hike to a wonderful waterfall. Little elevation gain so it's great for kids or non-hikers. Easy to access off NH-2. Continue on to Dream Lake if you have the energy!
Mt Pierce (Crawford Path) 6.4 Presidentials Yes Yes No 2450 Moderate Yes Dayhike Map 1:G8 One of the lesser known trips, this hike has some nice features. The Crawford Path is considered the oldest continuously maintained footpath in America. Views are found near the summit, and a nice diversion might be to take the Mitzpah Cutoff and visit the Mitzpah Spring Hut. Our Trip Report covers Mt. Eisenhower as well. Gibbs Falls near the beginning of the hike is a nice diversion.
Mt. Jackson & Mt. Webster 6.5 Presidentials Yes Yes Yes 2500 Moderate Yes Dayhike Map 1:G8 This is a great hike with some amazing views. Everything from waterfalls, to unique rock formations, to cliffs and railroad beds. Moderate enough for your non-hiker friends, but with all the benefits. Take the spur to the Elephant Head, it's worth it!
Pierce-Eisenhower Loop 8.1 Presidentials Yes Yes Yes 3100 Moderate Yes Dayhike Map 1:G8 By taking the Crawford Path, this hike has some very comfortable grades that pay off big time near the summit. 360 views from both peaks from two 4,000 footers in a day. Car spotting is necessary unless you want to add 2.3 miles to the end of the trip. Don't miss the Gibbs Falls spur.


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