Falling Waters Trail

HARD 99 reviews

Falling Waters Trail is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3087 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Falling Waters Trail follows the rocky, rushing Dry Brook upstream to meet the Franconia Notch Trail. 0.5 miles below the summit is a 0.1 mile spur trail for "Shining Rock". This is an exposed slab of granite 200 ft tall by 800 ft wide.

hiking
3 days ago

Did this hike today with my dog. Long and steep, slippery in places but worth the view at the top. Everyone on the trail was friendly and courteous.

hiking
5 days ago

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9 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

it's rather difficult and challenging if you're well into middle-age and in normal physical condition and not seasoned mountain hiker, but feasible still (youngsters have no problems whatsoever). On a wet day, be very careful as it gets very slippery just about everywhere as you're mostly going on boulders or rocks. Nonetheless, I was delighted we did it, it's very beautiful.

18 days ago

Rocky and steep at points but well worth the work!

hiking
20 days ago

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26 days ago

great hike for waterfalls

hiking
28 days ago

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29 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Pretty waterfalls, lots of rocks to scramble over. Steep in certain areas.

1 month ago

The waterfalls were cool to look at. Well marked and less trafficked than Old Bridle on the ascent to the Franconia Ridge trail.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is an incredible hike, I did the loop so I saw the waterfalls and walked along the ridge. It is awesome. Check out my write up along with some other things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/lafayette

backpacking
1 month ago

Great trail, awesome start to our hike up LH, over the Franconia ridge, and down Lafayette for a night at Green Leaf hut. When they say "heavily traveled" they mean it. It was like a conveyor belt of hikers at time going up. I'm totally down with everyone getting out there and enjoying our natural world, it with that many people, always comes the rotten egg- for our hike it was the group of smokers who couldn't not light up on the trail. Oh well!

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

would recommend. nice steady climb with no real difficult parts. went up Falling Waters, over to Lafayette and down Old Bridle path. good day hike and get to stop at hut.