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Crystal Cascades is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gorham, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Length 0.8 mi Elevation gain 160 ft Route type Out & Back
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This is a short hike up the Tuckerman Ravine trail to Crystal Cascades. When you hear the word cascade, you think of a gently sloping rapids-like water feature.  Not here!  This waterfall has a total vertical drop of over 90 feet, with the upper falls being in the range of 70 plus feet and the lower falls being over 25 feet.  The trail crosses the Cutler River below the falls...a nice spot to snap a few photos before seeing the gem on this short hike.  There is a nice viewing area directly opposite of the falls so the falls are very easy to photograph. 

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Morgan Marzella
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Jim Derick
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Excellent. Short and beautiful falls

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Ken Brown
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Nice short hike. A small amount of steep terrain. The falls are beautiful.

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Laura Petrolino
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Samantha Pendleton
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Super easy access and absolutely beautiful to see!

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John Burns
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One word. Curvature.

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Tanya Daniels
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Vincent Perrone
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John Locke
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Easy access to beautiful falls very nice. Did this after Lost Pond and Square Ledge

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Alyssa Morgosh
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David Sontag
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Heather Herindeen
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What an incredible view for such ease of access! Pinkham Notch parking lot is huge. Bathrooms there, and even a little store that has hiking stuff. The falls are up a short, easy walk. Just be sure that you don’t stop your trip early and head back after the bridge. The real treat is just a bit further up the trail than the bridge.

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Robert Schwersky
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cassouki chouramanis
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short, easy, and heavily trafficked. walk over the bridge and up a bit further to see the lookout of the big fall...she's a beaut.

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Vignesh Radhakrishnan
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Edward Lantigua
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Meghan M
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Short and sweet. The waterfall is beautiful! Bonus of parking at the Pinkham Notch visitor center, where there are bathrooms and snacks!

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koby landou
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Erin DeFuria
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Easy Peasy + Fun!

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Whitney Seagle
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Short, easy walk. Pretty waterfall

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Andrew Goldhardt
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Wyatt M
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Carolina Guzmán
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Super difficult

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Roger Eberlin
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Rocky!! But beautiful

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Bridget Anne
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Tyler Jackson
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Killer trails with killer views. Hit it early or later to avoid big crowds.

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Kate W
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