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Family friendly hike

Very family friendly hike. It is almost like a walk. Some areas on the way are wet and slippery... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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Beware the Bemis trail for novice hikers!

My wife and I are are both 50 and in fairly good shape. We decided to take the longer Bemis trail... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Franklin, Tennessee
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All reviews main trail challenging hike worth the effort tree roots brook trail parking lot moderate trail vertical climb great hike bit challenging large parking area on the rocks beautiful waterfall exposed roots catch your breath the loop families with young children
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Very family friendly hike. It is almost like a walk. Some areas on the way are wet and slippery, just be careful. There is not lot of sitting/relaxing area near the falls so avoid bringing picnic lunch or something.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are are both 50 and in fairly good shape. We decided to take the longer Bemis trail to see a couple more water falls before joining back up on the Arethusa main trail. We had read other reviews saying it was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Coming from the point of three people over 60 years old, be prepared for a fairly steep climb with difficult roots and large steep stone and lot steps. A hiking pole is quite helpful. Allow a minimum of three hours round trip and don’t do...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cr1717
Reviewed October 3, 2018

My husband and I hiked to Arethusa Falls (New Hampshire's talles waterfall) and thoroughly enjoyed the climb! It's rated "moderately difficult", and this is a fair description: there is about 1,350' vertical climb over the hike and it's over large/medium rocks and tree roots. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shay O
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We'll definitely spend more time in the White Mountains next time around after having an excellent afternoon hiking Arethusa Falls trail (about 3 hours back and forth; easier on the way down than up). We spent about an hour after reaching the falls enjoying our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank billhobo
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Decent reward for very little effort to walk to these falls. Great to do on a hot day as well as the cool spray is refreshing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We took the Arethusa trail (1.6 miles one-way), but skipped the Bemis Trail. It’s an uphill climb to the falls with lots of rocks and roots to navigate. Definitely wear sturdy shoes, pack water and a snack. Large parking area, but no facilities

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank demTravels
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Moderate hike to a stunning waterfall, about 3-4 miles round trip. Plenty of hikers of all levels, including small children. Well worth it for the views at the falls!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Meg M
Reviewed July 21, 2018

We aren't experienced hikers but had no trouble with this one. It's definitely a climb, not a walk, but easily doable and well worth it for the views. We went at a slow pace and took about 3 hours round trip. If you take the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kgirl00
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

3 mile out and back hike! This is a great hike to do on a rainy day. With so many gorgeous views on other hikes, this hike does not need a clear sky to enjoy the sights! Add the Bemis trail to this out/back hike....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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November 19, 2018|
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Response from leiasnerfherder | Reviewed this property |
The drive isnt bad unless it is snowing while you are driving. If the roads don't have snow on them you should be fine. The falls start to freeze around now. But keep dripping and freezing more and more as the season goes... More
July 23, 2018|
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Response from Canadians_In_Motion | Reviewed this property |
I was there 2 weeks ago and there was a lovely flow of water, very refreshing.