Fletcher's Cascade Trail

EASY 4 reviews
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Fletcher's Cascade Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waterville Valley, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
895 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

Park at the Drakes Brook lot off 49 in Waterville Valley.

19 days ago

Fairly easy hike at the beginning with moderate uphill climb as you go on. Cool brook crossing to a set of man made stairs provides a neat photo op. The cascade is small but beautiful with a view to Waterville valley.

hiking
30 days ago

My wife and I just finished this hike with our 2 dogs and 8 month old in a carrier. CAUTION: there is a yellow jacket nest in a rotted stump in the middle of the trail after the trail splits to the right. It is roughly 200 yards in from the split. Wife and I were both stung multiple times but ran away so tough to judge. But really other than that it is a great trail with some beautiful spots along the brook to stop. Once you get to the rock staircase, the incline definitely gets steeper.

hiking
3 months ago

Short hike with a nice reward of a series of picturesque cascades. The trail is fairly easy most of the way, only becoming steep and narrow at the very end where you then cross over into the middle of the brook for a pretty neat finish. I had heard that this trail is wet, but other than a couple of spots where you had to avoid some mud, I did not find that to be the case. There were several small stream crossings and one larger stream crossing that were very easy, even a smaller child could handle it. There are several trees down, but they are easy enough to scramble over. I hiked with 2 dogs and they loved the ample water opportunities!

hiking
2 months ago