Basin Cascade Trail

MODERATE 127 reviews

Basin Cascade Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
610 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

river

views

waterfall

muddy

hiking
1 month ago

The Basin and the first cascade you encounter are nice, definitely worth a stop. However, I would not recommend going beyond there. The trail becomes steep and eroded, with bad footing, there is also a very difficult brook crossing. Neither Kinsman Falls nor Rocky Glen Falls seemed particularly amazing.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful winter hike for a breath of fresh air! Scenic!!
Been going here for years and it never gets old! A wonderful spectre of nature and I love the changing scenery during each season! You won’t be disappointed!

hiking
3 months ago

Not sure how far we went, but we had a great time exploring this trail. Once the trail started heading uphill along the river, rather than sticking to the trail, we mostly hiked up the various exposed rock faces in the river. This is probably an option whose availability depends on the water level, but we lucked out and the kids loved it! At one point, there was even a huge tree trunk that we used to cross the river. For safety and speed, we descended on the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Rocky Glen Falls is a special place! You have to cross the river and continue about 0.2 miles to find it. Don’t miss it!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike to Kinsman falls! It took about an hour in total up to the falls and back. Not too steep and the falls were really nice! Unfortunately, too cold to swim but we will definitely be back in the summer for a swim! Another good hike to tire out the puppy!

6 months ago

Nice trail with 2 small waterfalls that offer beautiful photos. My favorite spot was about 1/2 way up on some of the rock formations....it was a perfect spot to sit and check out the views. Very tranquil. Well maintained and wide enough for people to pass easily. Great for dogs as well. My pup completed with no problems at all!

6 months ago

didn't get to finish, bridge out signs

8 months ago

a beautiful kid and dog friendly hike!

8 months ago

We hiked it during a steady light rain. The experience was incredible. the rock formations that were exposed from the washed-away soil were truly amazing. The climb was moderately challenging. The higher you get the muddier it got, but that's all part of the experience. You can spend a lot of time right on the stone riverbed. So many "Kodak" moments.

walking
8 months ago

We stopped off here after hiking Arethusa Falls and it was absolutely gorgeous! We dipped our toes in the water and were grateful for the bathrooms although there aren't any sinks.

hiking
8 months ago

What a great place to visit. I don't understand why this is rated as "hard" when I found it to be a leisurely hike. Highly recommended to visit.

9 months ago

Easy great trail for kids to see what "hiking" is about.

hiking
9 months ago

Popular, and easy trail to the Basin. Moderate to the Cascades and Falls. The trail to the Cascades was soggy with lots of exposed roots. We enjoyed the short hike to the Basin, Baby Flume, and the Cascades to Kinsman Falls. We turned back at Kinsman, and didn't go as far as Rocky Glen Falls.

hiking
9 months ago

Neat hike along a rushing stream. Water was high due to the abundant rainfall over the last few days. Had to cross the water once in order to continue along the trail. Worth it!

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked down the Pemi Trail from Lafayette camp ground the first weekend of October. What a treat...The Basin was gorgeous so glad I choose to stop here!!

10 months ago

Beautiful trail. Well marked. Definitely will be back

hiking
10 months ago

Breathtaking cascade and falls. In May 2017 bridge to cross Cascade Brook was out and water was to high to ford.

10 months ago

I prefer a slightly more challenging hike, but this 2 young kids this works just fine. There are many photo opps, and beautiful cascades, waterfalls and streams right off the super easy trail.

11 months ago

breathtaking! great for families!

11 months ago

Nice time. Stopped on a whim and was able to enjoy the hike with all 6 of my kids.

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike lots of water falls it was wonderful

hiking
Monday, February 20, 2017

beautiful hike. took our dog with us too. it was a easy hike but def crowded, some say a little too crowded.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Easy paved trail as well as dirt trails.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Easy paved trail as well as dirt trails.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Easy paved trail as well as dirt trails.

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

So many waterfalls! An easy, beautiful hike.

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Nice mild trail. It had some steep parts but overall it wasn't bad. It has been dry is the falls weren't super. Pitcher falls is a must see! Small fall but nice.

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

This trail is very short (5-10 mins) to a nice little basin.  It's not spectacular but for such a short walk it's nice.  Maybe do it at the beginning of a day to give a little encouragement if you have a long hike ahead.

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Beautiful trail!

Monday, September 12, 2016

We took our kids (5, 8 and 12) to this s trail and it was perfect. The distance was also perfect. The water fall along the side was great. Amazing view of the lack at the top and you could also swim there. It was a good experienced. We all loved it.

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