Coos County In New Hampshire Has Over 25 Waterfalls To Visit
The most incredible thing about New Hampshire is its sheer beauty. Just one walk around the block can reveal huge trees, mountains, and breezes you just won’t find anywhere else. At the very least, it feels that way! Beyond our backyards we love the examples of nature that exist within the forests and mountains. Our favorite? The waterfalls! And Coos County has a ton of them to see! If you are tired of googling “waterfalls near me,” here are just a few of our favorites.
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Best waterfall hikes in New Hampshire
There are plenty of waterfall hikes in New Hampshire which are great place to visit to get away from the 9 to 5 city life. A waterfall hike is always beautiful and can offer a peaceful place to go to get in touch with nature. If you are having trouble deciding which waterfall hike to go check out, let us help!
Arethusa Falls via Bemis Brook and Arethusa Falls Trail
Don’t be deterred by the complicated name. Arethusa Falls are stunning and you can get there in less than an hour with a quick 1.5 mile hike (2.8 mile hike round trip). This quick hike is great no matter the time of year. In the summer, the falls are roaring, and in the winter, the falls are almost completely frozen making for a beautiful scene. Your dog is also welcome to join you on this hike, but must be kept on the leash.
Basin Cascade Trail
The Basin Cascade Trail can be found in Franconia Notch State Park, and is definitely one of the state’s best waterfall hikes.
Purgatory Falls Trail
Purgatory Falls trail will bring you to three different waterfalls! While not the shortest hike, following Purgatory Brook Trail will bring you on a 5.1 mile hike where you can enjoy these scenic falls and the green forest around them.
Glen Ellis Falls Trail
Glen Ellis Falls trail is found in the famous Mount Washington State Park, and unlike the prior waterfall hikes, is hardly a hike at all! At just a quarter mile, you can visit this beautiful waterfall right by the parking lot! Perfect for those days when you are in a hurry, but want to get outside for a bit.