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Falling Waters Trail

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 4.5 (10)

A steep track following a river with multiple waterfall crossings!


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

Point to Point

4,736' 1,444 m

High

1,885' 575 m

Low

2,898' 883 m

Up

47' 14 m

Down

20%

Avg Grade (11°)

48%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall

Description

Starting east of the Franconia Notch Parkway, follow Old Bridle Path. The trail splits at 0.2 miles and turns right to stay on Falling Water Trail.

This is a nice slippery trail that proves a perfect finish to the Franconia Ridge Loop. The trail following the river is simply amazing but be aware, you'll be crossing that river multiple times and the rocks can be wet. Be sure to wear proper shoes! There is no viewpoint on the trail but trust me, you won't regret it.

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Francis Fontaine

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  4.5 from 10 votes

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#39

in New Hampshire

#1,310

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Climbing Falling Waters Trail
Mar 25, 2015 near Lincoln, NH
October, snow and slick rocks.  Wear good boots.
Oct 18, 2020 near Deerfield, NH
Climbing Falling Waters Trail
Mar 25, 2015 near Lincoln, NH
October, no snow at waterfalls.
Oct 18, 2020 near Lincoln, NH
Beautiful along Falling Waters Side - We went up this side on July 2 2020
Jul 16, 2020 near Lincoln, NH
No Conservation Corps switchbacks along these trails. It's up and down big rock virtually the entire route.
Jul 16, 2020 near Lincoln, NH

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Feb 5, 2021
NH Hiker95
Wet at the beginning, stiff climbing up Mt Haystack at the end. Part of a classic loop hike.
Nov 16, 2019
Barthelemy Boisguerin
Aug 4, 2019
Bojan Jovanovic
Let's go — 10h 14m
Oct 19, 2018
Jeff Oran
Sep 22, 2018
Tessa Woods
Jul 11, 2018
Tom P
Jun 30, 2018
Elizabeth Abendroth
Aug 10, 2016
Parker LaCourse