Diana's Baths

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Diana's Baths is a 1.3 mile out and back trail located near North Conway, New Hampshire that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
114 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

river

waterfall

snow

Dianas Baths are a must see if you are in the North Conway area and want to experience nature at its finest. Dianas baths lie along Lucy Brook in Bartlett which is fed from Big Attitash Mountain. During the summer the baths are a great place for children and grown-ups alike to enjoy the tranquility of nature, and explore the many rocks, ledges, cascading falls and pools in the brook. The cascading falls measure Aprox. 75 feet in total height. The hike to Dianas Baths is a fairly easy 6/10ths of a mile on a relatively flat, wide gravel path. Being part of the US National Forrest System, there is a large parking lot at the entrance to the hiking path and a self service pay station which requires visitors to purchase and display a daily pass on the dashboard your vehicle. This daily pass (currently $3.00 per day) may be used at other national Forrest sites as well. Dogs are allowed along the trails, but owners must clean-up after their pets.

walking
20 hours ago

That was a great little family hike. Lots of cold water pools to lay around in and 4 leaves up or so there was a hole that was about 2 ½ feet wide by 3 ½ feet long and about 10 feet deep. Jumped in with my arms by my side. What a rush. The hike is easy. Parking was a problem so get there early.

9 days ago

So romantic to do with your boo ;)

12 days ago

Short hike to falls- first part of the trail could even be accessed by wheelchair or with a stroller. Climb up higher on the path to get up to the top of the group of falls. Small waterfalls and natural rock slides - good for all ages but can be very slippery so watch the little ones.
Gets very busy on nice days, go early or go when it’s raining to avoid the crowds.

18 days ago

Very crowded, couldn’t park. Turned around. Disappointing, as we have hiked here a few years back and enjoyed it thoroughly.

walking
19 days ago

Fun spot! A must stop for a familiy..
Crowdy, parking was full at noon.
And like the other comment please bring back your trash

hiking
25 days ago

Very cool place, accessible by an easy mostly flat walk. If you do this in the summer, it's going to be busy so plan accordingly (go early in the morning or late afternoon). The pools are beautiful and you'll probably see a lot of people swimming/jumping into them. Use caution as the rock can get extremely slippery.

Another thing: it's a super easy trail with a lot of foot traffic, but that's no excuse for trashing the place. Throw away your trash and keep the area clean.

27 days ago

I’m really surprised at all the positive reviews and/or the lack of negative reviews.

Parking lot had a wait of about a 1/2 hour, not a complaint, just an observation.

First, I was barely able to stop from dry-heaving in the restroom. At LEAST 100 flies buzzing inside all over the 4’x4’ room and the most disgusting smell that carried to the outside as well. (We visited several other similar places and the restrooms were very clean, zero flies and a pleasant smell.)

The 1/2 mike walk to the location was nice and cool.

Unfortunately the restrooms weren’t the only bad-smelling place. The entire “swimming area” smelled like dog poop. Every breeze carried it and you couldn’t escape it. The one place where you might actually be able to swim had large sticks and other debris floating around and was decidedly green and murky as opposed to EVERY other swimming hole we visited that week.

There were several dogs, which is nice but the red bags used to discard their feces were unfortunately just left around on the ground in several places and not thrown away but left to lie in the sun.

There were several 6-8 year old kids picking up melon-sized rocks and just tossing them around near other people with no parents in sight to stop them. There of course were the several obligatory pairs of dirty, discarded socks lying in the mud and dirty paper towels and other trash blowing around.

My wife and I looked around and back at each other and were amazed that there were so many normal people seemingly oblivious to how disgusting this place was.

And to reiterate, we visited several very similar places with as many or more kids, adults, dogs etc. this week and every one was a very pleasant experience. The restrooms if available were clean, there was no trash to speak of and certainly no smell. They were ALL quite pristine and certainly blew away the disgusting Diana’s Baths.

I wish we hadn’t wasted the trip there and had just gone to where we went afterward instead.

Again, not sure how my review seems to be the only negative one here. We’re just middle class people from Massachusetts that have been staying at Indian Head in Lincoln for the better part of 20 years. And again, the several other similar places we visited were fantastic. This place however was a dump.

nature trips
1 month ago

A quick and easy walk on a clearly marked pathway leads you to the waterfalls/swimming holes, gorgeous area! Visited on a summer Sunday, it was crowded with lots of kids and dogs but still relaxing. Easy to find your own area to hangout or to dip your feet in the water.

Really cool place. Dog friendly, walk in was easy. Arrive early to get parking is a must!

it is marvellous

walking
1 month ago

Very busy but beautiful swimming hole

1 month ago

Loved it, very busy but worth it! The trail is longer than I thought but very open and not hard at all.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful and unique.

hiking
1 month ago

nice little hike and place to cool off

nature trips
2 months ago

Diana’s Baths is such a spectacular place! I don’t really consider this a hike, it’s a nice walk up to the baths. It’s normally extremely busy here, but everyone is always respectful and having fun! We brought our dog up with us last time and it was a blast for him to play around in the different baths. Such a fun spot for people of all ages!

2 months ago

1/2 mile to the pools. Flat path, could even bring a stroller (high quality with jogger wheels). Good easy walk in woods with two year old.

hiking
2 months ago

This was such a nice winter hike. It’s an easy out and back with a beautiful view of the baths. The water runs under the frost and it’s very cool!

2 months ago

Great Trail!

hiking
2 months ago

Stumbled upon this gem while looking for light hikes to do the day after hiking in the White Mountains. Boulder, or take the side trail, up to higher levels with differing pools to soak your feet in. Will definitely be back here next time I'm up near Conway.

2 months ago

Easy and great for little kids. Beautiful views too!

hiking
2 months ago

Gentle even paths. We provided a feast for the mosquitoes.

hiking
2 months ago

Scrambling over boulders along the river makes this “easy” trail fun. Also dips into the pools along the trail , cool.

3 months ago

Amazing trail

hiking
3 months ago

Such a beautiful place! The trail is a very easy one. The baths are amazing. Will definitely do this one again with the warming weather.

3 months ago

beautiful

3 months ago

Anyone no how much is it to park?

3 months ago

The trails are well packed, and easy to navigate. Every one in our group ranging from 8-40 ran up trail with ease... due to the warm weather that came in last wdek, a pair of cramp-ons will help with the ice on the upper portion of the trail or just stay on the side.

hiking
3 months ago

Good little hike to get the kids out on for the first time this season. Little slippy at the start with slushy wet snow and ice. The middle was dry. Water was flowing good and there was TONS of people.

3 months ago

Great for kids! Brought the dog too on a leash. Can’t wait to come back this summer to swim.

hiking
4 months ago

So beautiful!! A must-see when in North Conway. Very easy to find and hike to.

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