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Champney Falls Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Conway, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 682 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Rocky

Scramble

Snow

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Champney Falls is a series of cascades about 70 feet long. While spectacular during high water, the falls are quite meager during dry periods. Walking time to the falls and back is about 2.5 hours. The falls are named for Benjamin Champney, a noted White Mountain artist (1817-1907) Cell reception can be tricky. Off-line map recommended.

New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism P.O. Box 1856 Concord, NH, 03302-1856 Phone: 603-271-2665

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

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Richard Lamourine
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Jessica Healy
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Wonderful

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Vince Sy
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Deborah Dyer
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Kate H.
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HikingGreat!

This is an awesome relatively short and somewhat easy hike to 2 beautiful falls one which is really long and has several different levels. You can continue on to Mt. Chocorua which is a much harder steeper hike and takes probably another 2 hours but the views are worth it. Not sure of the name of that trail as it isn't really marked. There is no Champney Brook Trail so I am assuming people are referring to this trail as it follows along the brook. We Tool our 16 lb mini dachshund and he did great!

Rachel Barrett
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Jennifer Summerfield
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Christine Lusk
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Damon’s new favorite trail. Best views ever!

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Monika Ludkiewicz
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Great trail... not to hard, great views!!

Michael Nett
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casual hike up with an optional detour to see waterfalls. The views at the top makes the hike worth it.

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Mary Egan
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Nice hike, a few steep areas but overall not too hard. Views aren’t as impressive as Arethusa Falls, but still very nice!

Philip Coombes
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Less impressive than Ripley, Arethusula or Sabbaday Falls, but one of the longer options. The stream crossing were nice and not too difficult. Some bugs on the way back once it started raining. It got really muddy after rain. Not too difficult except the tall stairs when you get up to the falls.

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Petra S
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HikingMuddy

A great little hike! My watch showed about 3.6 miles including looking around the falls at the top. It wasn’t busy at 10am on a weekday, but we saw quite a few people on our way back. A bit muddy at a few spots, but overall an easy hike. Amazing views.

Chet Pawlowski
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About 3.3 miles including a stop at the falls. Try to time your day to finish by noon if your want to beat the crowds.

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Kim SF
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Love this trail. Great shade cover on the way up and beautiful views at the top. Falls were still running nicely too. A little buggy on the way down and a few more people than last time I did - but not bad for a gorgeous Saturday. Will definitely be doing again.

Orlando Holmes
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HikingMuddyRocky

Great hike- Splashing in the waterfall is really refreshing and energizes you for the return trip. It was a bit slippery at points and the water crossing where a little tough with two kids. My Son( 4yrs) managed the hike awesome and didn’t asked to be carried until late in the return trip.

Anand Sekhar
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HikingFeeMuddy

Great trail, with several wonderful waterfalls. Well marked (yellow markers on trees) and well kept/worn. Some parts are muddy and several water crossings. Taking a shower in the waterfall was very refreshing after the uphill climb on a moderately warm day.

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Lisa Collins
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

This was my first solo hike. When it came time to cross over the river where the water was flowing pretty good I almost turned back. Then I told myself that I would be mad at myself for the rest of the day . So, I went forward and I am so glad that I did! You will encounter slippery slopes, rocky slippery slopes and lots of fun and beauty .

Freedom Dumlao
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John L.
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Jack Benedict
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Very foggy, but a perfect temperature. Took us around 5:30 with a couple 10 minute breaks

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