Arethusa Falls Via Bemis Brook Trail

MODERATE 58 reviews
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Arethusa Falls Via Bemis Brook Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bartlett, New Hampshire that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
908 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

views

waterfall

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

17 days ago

Wonderful trail

One really step uphill which felt more like rock climbing than hiking, but otherwise one of the easier "moderate" trails. Somewhat narrow but very passable for our party of 3, plus 1 dog. Stops at all the falls offer a great rest break if you're getting tired, and the main attraction at Arethusa is breathtaking! Beautiful photos to be had, and just generally a nice spot to sit and cool off after a hike.

19 days ago

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27 days ago

We went on Saturday so a lot of people. So if u'll come early - will find parking spot. Otherwise you need to park on the road or wait. As I said - a lot of people. We were hiking with our puppy Labrador retriever and we had a lot of stops just to let people go as the trail is some points is narrow. Didn't enjoy at all. Wouldn't recommend to go with a dog if you are good hiker. Better to find other hiking trails. Though on the back to a parking lot we found 2 or 3 waterfalls. There weren't any people so at least our puppy could refresh himself :)

the 1st bridge was out, but there is a detour on the right. Nice falls.

29 days ago

We didnt make it, met people coming back, they said that the bridge is broken and there is no way to get to the falls. Its interesting why weren't any signes at the beginning about broken bridge.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

There are really two routes, one that is mostly on a very clear path along some modest rocks: this "blue dot" trail leads directly to the falls. And another yellow dot trail, which is the Bemis Brook, which follows along the water. This one is much more difficult and while it "meets up" with the other trail, it does require a fairly steep climb up rocky terrain (where the trail seems to "disappear" as one reviewer put it). Follow the yellow dots and you'll meet back up with the blue dot trail to the falls. The bonus of the extra hard work is seeing two small water falls and some nice pools. It's a beautiful hike and worth the extra effort. But don't be fooled, it's more difficult and probably not for little children (especially if you want to continue up the blue trail to the falls).

hiking
1 month ago

a bit tough, but totally worth it!! breathtaking views.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a very nice hike. Brought two 3 year olds and they were able make it all the way in. The way back they were too tired so they were held most of the way.
The falls are definitely worth the trek. There were some flat areas to picnic if you wanted to sit and enjoy the scenery.

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with beautiful Waterfalls. Bemis trail was a little tougher then the main trail. But, you get to see two extra Waterfalls on that trail, so it's worth the extra work. Main trail is very heavily traveled with lots of young children and dogs.

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