3 Purgatory Falls Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lyndeborough, NH 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.
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.
Easy and beautiful! Sadly the water was very low, but a good afternoon walk.
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
Nice trail surface but steep slope due to trail being along brook and within crevasse.
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.
Very nice easy out and back trail. Some parts have some incline but nothing too major
This trail was pretty easy. We were mainly there to see waterfalls and had a really great time. The falls were so beautiful
Trails can be confusing and/or poorly marked at times.
Nice, easy trail! Be careful to watch for markings on trees because they don't show up very often and it can be easy to get lost! Overall, very enjoyable!
be very careful when hiking these trails. they aren't marked very well and you can easily get lost or end up on farmland. bring a lot of water.
But for the record, the waterfalls are worth the trip.
Went with my 4 year old. We loved the waterfall and really had a great time on the trail. The only down side (hence 4 stars) is that the trail markings were hard find sometimes. There are many paths and trails, which makes it easy to veer off the correct trail. Overall, a fun and beautiful trail.
It was a blast. Easy and beautiful.
Great [easy] trail. First waterfall is 1/4 mile in. Beautiful day and we saw 12-20 in groups of 3-4. Trail is very flat first 1.5 miles out. Markings are good to this point as well.
Trail is missing a critical mark that keeps you off of private property. When you come to a large wooden bridge (car width), you will see 'Keep Out' and 'Private Property' signs. Stop - look right - over the rock wall - that's where you're heading. If you look closely you can see a 3"x3" sign with an arrow.
A mile later and a (significant incline) it starts getting harder to find the trail. We met several others at the top, none of us found the upper falls.
Still a great creek to walk along and beautiful woods.
It was a nice trail. The only problem I had was with the trail markings. Headed up to the view thinking it was the way to upper falls. Got to explore more, and turned around to make it to the falls.
perfectly New Hampshire. Beautiful area. not a difficult hike at all.
This was a nice hike. I am a beginner and found the hike to the middle and upper falls a little challenging. There were not that many bugs so that was nice. I feel the trails were not marked very well.
Easy and beautiful.
wonderful trail, not busy, beautiful!!