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easy hike walking along the river. nice waterfall at the end.

Note to dog owners: Please read park website carefully. These directions will take you to the main park entrance, where during the summer dogs are not allowed. You have to go to the trailhead off of Reservation Rd, which is 10 miles away from the main entrance.

Great hike! Lots of trails so you can make your own adventure. Hardly saw anyone. Varied terrain. Loved it!

3 days ago

Hiked this down from Lonesome Lake Hut as we had parked at the Basin. I really enjoyed the technical rocky course. Do keep a look out for signage as it passed over water a few times. Great views of waterfalls and wildlife.

Beautiful! Steep, but so much fun. went with our 6 year old.

Great workout. Some climbing up boulders. Views are beautiful! Lots of mushrooms along the way. Some trees down in spots.

6 days ago

Maybe I didn’t walk far enough but I walked till the trail ended. This is a Walk not a hike up a mountain. It is virtually 0 grade uphill. I would plan to come and sit on the huge rocks in the creek and enjoy the day, not do this as a hike for fitness etc.

This mountain has taken a beating, as evidenced by the large number of downed trees, several still on the path. Comparing to other hikes in the area, I’d judge the effort more as conditioning, than for the quality of the surroundings. There is an interesting boulder ‘graveyard’ not far from the fork, and the trail forces you to enjoy the entire summit. Some bugs, and very few other hikers. Recent rains kept the trails wet. There is one very exposed section of trail near the top- a 4’ wide path 10-15 steps long, that will challenge those with sensitivity to heights.

Very cute, very short, tons of people

Even in the rain and fog, this was a little gem of a hike. On the easy side of moderate. Will definitely return in sunny weather for the views.

Did this with my 10 and 1 year old in a backpack and it was pretty easy. A little long for the 1 year old, 90 mins up and 60 down. Beautiful view of the brook most of the way up and nice cool breeze. Will definitely be doing it again!

10 days ago

Great trail for beginners. We are experienced hikers but were taking friends for their first hike. This trail has beautiful views of waterfalls for the entire trip up. We ended up doing a loop rather than the up and back. It was a bit muddy and the cascade bridge has washed out but you can still cross with minimal problem. We also had a small dog and he had fun. The early parts of the trail especially the swimming and wading areas of the lower falls were extremely crowded but about a mile into the trail there were very few. This would be a good beginner trail for people who want to start running trails or training with heavy packs too. Definitely recommend for newbies.

13 days ago

This trail is great if you want to get in to the Whites but not be above the tree line. It stays low with very little elevation gain. We went after a storm had rolled through the day before and some parts of the trail resembled a creek more than a path, but it wasn't impassable and the mud never became deep.
The only real caution I have is that the bridge is washed out. It's easy to cross because the water isn't fast, but you do have to take off your shoes to get through it.

nice easy hike. great view. too bad some dipshit with a drone was there that day. kinda put a damper on the 'out with nature' vibe. lots of people. probably 2-3 hrs round trip at medium pace.

We hiked this with our 3 year old. He walked some but majority of the time was in the backpack. Hike was great with awesome views. However several spots weren’t marked that great...you have to watch closely. Also, some spots were pretty steep to be hiking with child in pack.

Great hike! The section between the two falls is steep, but very manageable with good hiking shoes and poles. The view from the top is worth the effort. It opens up to see the highway far below. The red blazes are visible on the trees and rocks, just keep looking ahead for the next blaze.

Hard trail run, steep ascents for both North and South Mtn. Great views. Lovely spot.

Beautiful. Calming. You must experience the powerful spray at the base of the waterfall.

Beautiful, easy, exceeded my expectations. I'll bring friends and family here again and again.

We enjoyed our outing - however the second part of the trail to Harvard falls was very challenging with children- it was practically vertical. Trail is extremely poorly maintained- lots of downed trees on the path and hard to find the red blazes. The Georgiana Falls hike was much easier and there was a nice swimming hole we really enjoyed. If coming w young kids, i would say skip the second part of the trail.

The first section of this trail is wide, clearly marked, and gently slopes upwards, but after about 20 minutes of hiking the blaze marks become harder and harder to find so it’s easy to wonder off-Trail. The upper section between Georgiana Falls and Harvard Falls is nearly vertical
so you’re constantly looking for roots to use for toe-holds. The view of the Falls aren’t worth the hassle of hiking this poorly maintained trail.

Beautiful waterfall with a lean-too at the base of it. Definitely worth the walk.My wife and I went in February and the water fall was frozen over.

27 days ago

I've done this trial many times throughout the years hiking in the White Mountain. This trail is great for young family and is very rewarding especially when you bring picnic food to enjoy a picnic by any one of the scenic spot at Cascade Brook.

The brook doesn't get very deep but in some spot deep enough that you can wade in to soak in the cool and refreshing mountain stream. My family and I had many memorable hike through it. It does get a big buggy so make sure you bring plenty of insect repellent.

Beautiful but bring bug spray! $5/pp

Excellent example of water wear formations in the basin. Very nice hike

This was a pleasant surprise as we were looking to pass some time while we waited to go zip lining. Steady incline to Georgiana Falls, which were nice. The better views are about .5 mile further up, but the climb gets a little trickier and more strenuous. I'd still rate it as moderate. Total trip took us about 1 1/2 hours with very few breaks and a short stay at each of the falls. Definitely worth the trip.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail and a much more interesting route to Lonesome Lake hut than the Lonesome Lake trail. (We did a loop using Lonesome Lake trail to the hut from Lafayette campground, returning by basin cascades and pemi) River crossings were fine (just jumping from rock to rock) and the bridge being out was not an issue. Definitely worth doing!

1 month ago

A lot easier than expected with a moderate rating. A lot of the path was paved and not difficult at all.

Trail is not marked well and pretty steep towards the end. Beautiful though.

Tons of fun for a minimum moderate experience

stunning.. kind of a larger crowd but.plenty free to roam around and see all it's beauty..just amazing

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