3 Purgatory Falls Trail

EASY 114 reviews

3 Purgatory Falls Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lyndeborough, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.8 miles 396 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

over grown

1st Falls is only a 10 minute hike and great for swimming. Next 2 are an hour plus through a very thin overgrown path. Literally was only one on the trail all day and both upper falls are impressive but tough to see as they are largely in a crevasse.

beautiful anytime of year

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful way to spend a Saturday! Easy trail that follows the waterfalls.

2 months ago

Great little walk in the woods. Nicely marked path and very scenic.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful and peaceful. A little difficult finding the trail after the first fall, but mostly was well marked.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Great views and easy walking. We didn't have any trouble keeping on the trail like others suggested.

4 months ago

Easy and beautiful! Sadly the water was very low, but a good afternoon walk.

4 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

nice easy walk/hike. I can see why people keep saying its poorly marked. not much water going over the falls but beautiful day and no crowds. works for me

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail surface but steep slope due to trail being along brook and within crevasse.

hiking
6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Took my dog on this trail, there are a few trails that intersect and they are not clearly marked. I would not do this trail alone if you are not experienced. The waterfall is beautiful but due to the current drought not as grand as other times during the year.

hiking
6 months ago

Very nice easy out and back trail. Some parts have some incline but nothing too major