Champney Falls Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews

Champney Falls Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Conway, NH that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.2 miles 672 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

snow

Directions from Conway, NH: Travel 11.5 miles west on Kancamagus Highway (SR 112) to a parking area. Trail begins there.

hiking
2 days ago

did this trail in 2014, low water level in october, but beautiful day, well indicated

hiking
4 days ago

walking
9 days ago

Nice hike, sweet views of the falls

17 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Nice hike...we did it in the winter . The fall was icy and just beautiful.....

hiking
1 month ago

Good first hike for a couple of novices in some time. Will go back again.

backpacking
1 month ago

what a view from the top, but a great hike.

1 month ago

This is not really a review because we didn't actually get to hike the trail since it is closed for repairs. I traveled over an hour away with my dog to hike it but unfortunately it was closed because the bridge got damaged during a flood. Thank goodness there were many other trails to choose from since we were in the White Mountains. I just thought I would post for anyone who is traveling from far away to hike this trail. It was closed at the end of July, so it may still be closed for repairs.

1 month ago

Tough, fun, beautiful. Sorry to miss the falls!

hiking
1 month ago

What a great day! Pouring when we set out from the trail head. The sun came out as we were sitting on the summit.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, pretty simple. The waterfall is amazing, I took my two young girls and they loved it. There are some stairs you have to climb to get to the top but it's not bad. It's about 1.6 miles to the waterfall, and if your up for it, another 2.1 miles to the summit. The kids did not want to do that.

hiking
2 months ago

A bit rainy today but still a great hike, be prepared to use those leg muscles once at the falls!

hiking
3 months ago

A great trail! You can hear the beautiful falls during most of the ascent.

3 months ago

Good destination hike that runs parallel to the stream offering pleasant background sound. The falls offered a nice finish though not too large. Trail could be marked more effectively in couple spots so be aware.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful views

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike along scenic trail next to the river. I was surprised that there was not more damage to the trail from tourists as the parking lot was full during Memorial Day weekend. This would be a great route if you wanted to summit Chocorua from this side. The Falls were rather small and I was surprised because you would figure after The Rains of April and May the water would be abundant. Still a beautiful finish at The Falls.

Note to you tourists and part-time hikers: You are not supposed to start fires in undesignated areas and if you eat a Mounds bar take your wrapper with you!

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail, easy and fast, the falls were amazing! It was lightly raining so it made it a great day to hike!!!

hiking
5 months ago

The top was still a bit icy and muddy. Walking sticks certainly came in handy when going down. Perfect trail to hike on a hot summer day. Plan to make the trip back!

hiking
5 months ago

The waterfall was cute. I went all the way to the summit, and it's immediately after this trail (which connects to the summit) where the hike becomes rather strenuous.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail and falls were beautiful. Partially still frozen. Still a bit icy at the top, but it's possible to walk around the icy spots to avoid having to walk on ice. A bit of advice.... the bridge is out as soon as you enter the trail to cross the stream. The rocks were icy and we went quite a ways up stream to cross on a fallen tree that crossed the stream. What we figured out on the way out, is you can get to the road and rejoin the trail. So from the parking lot, cross the stream on the road and follow the trail from there.