Champney Falls Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Conway, New Hampshire 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.
Directions from Conway, NH: Travel 11.5 miles west on Kancamagus Highway (SR 112) to a parking area. Trail begins there.
excellent views on the summit, be prepared to see a good amount of people even in mid winter. Spring/Summer/fall is probably packed. Definitely recommend crampons in winter.
When we went it was close to a drought so the falls were pretty much dried up. The trail is alright, not to difficult, but it's hard to know when you've reached the end point, at least when it is dry. Our 3 mile round trip did not deliver as expected but people say that it's nice when it's full. It is a pretty secluded trail so just be aware of that too.
Well-trafficked, moderate effort trail. We never went very long without running into others (mid-afternoon on a Saturday in Oct). The description says that it is an out-and-back, but it does feature a small loop. The first half of the trail was on the easier side, but became a little more strenuous once you hit the loop. We went left at the loop (which I would recommend) since we wanted to keep an eye on the brook. The left side seemed steeper than the left and featured a huge set of stone stairs but it was well worth it to see the gorge on the way up. Definitely go off the trail a little to check out the top of the waterfall! The water level was on the lower side when we went.
did this trail in 2014, low water level in october, but beautiful day, well indicated
Nice hike, sweet views of the falls
Nice hike...we did it in the winter . The fall was icy and just beautiful.....
Good first hike for a couple of novices in some time. Will go back again.
what a view from the top, but a great hike.
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.
Tough, fun, beautiful. Sorry to miss the falls!
What a great day! Pouring when we set out from the trail head. The sun came out as we were sitting on the summit.