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Purgatory Falls via Purgatory Brook Trail [CLOSED]

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Lyndeborough, New Hampshire

Note: As of September 2020, this trail is closed. Please be respectful and do not enter closed areas.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 331 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Forest River Views Waterfall Bugs Rocky Closed
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Note: As of September 2020, this trail is closed. Please be respectful and do not enter closed areas. The first of the three falls is only a 10 minute hike and great for swimming. The next 2 are an hour plus through a very thin overgrown path.

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Malorey Andrew
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HikingClosed

Made it 100 feet on or less and saw a bear.

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David B
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Hiking

As everyone has been saying, the lot is closed, however, if you don't mind a 10-15 min. Walk, there's an open lot down the road past the farmstand. You can make it out past 2 falls before the private property signs. The first falls is worth it. Very pretty!

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Britt Smith
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HikingBugsGreat!Muddy
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Michaela Short
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HikingClosedGreat!

I was able to hike here before it closed due to Covid19. It was absolutely stunning! As a photographer, I enjoyed taking many photos of the waterfall. Its a very unique trail. It wasn't too hard to travel through. From what I know it's still closed since June of 2020 so please post when it opens up again. I wish to come back this summer!

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Hani Bakhshaee
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HikingClosedPrivate property

PARKING IS CLOSED. I asked around and it seems that the trail passes through private properties. We switched to another trail nearby called Grater Wood Loop https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/grater-woods-loop--2?u=m

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Nidhi Bhagat
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Cute little trail! Rocky path, but not too difficult. The upper waterfalls are worth the little trek!

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Meg Marcouillier
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HikingClosed

Overall a great trail! The parking is closed, and there isn’t really any parking close by. But we did only a short walk and got to see a beautiful waterfall! It is an easy enough walk. We definitely want to try this trail again and explore further.

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Sabena Busa
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HikingClosed

THIS AREA IS CLOSED PER THE TOWN. IT HAS SEEN AN ABUNDANCE OF TRAFFIC AND ALL ACCESS POINTS ARE BEING MONITORED FOR TRESPASSERS! ( I PULLED IN FOR 2 MIN TO REGROUP PLANS AND WAS ASKED TO MOVE ON IMMEDIATELY BY POLICE. FOUND AN ARTICLE ON LINE WHEN I RETURNED HOME...PEOPLE, YES YOU, PLEASE RESPECT THE LANDS, THE OWNERS AND DON'T POLLUTE...ENJOY DONT DESTROY

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Jenn Schirmer
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Hiking

Hiked at the end of March. Still some spots of snow on the trail. Fairly easy and level hike with just a few short, steep climbs. Family and dog friendly trail with 3 lovely falls on the way

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Jennifer Ricketts
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HikingClosed

They are closed and ticketing cars

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Melissa Sampson
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Hiking

Tried to go today, it is blocked with a sign from the police stating the trail is closed as of April 30th

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Shannon Elizabeth
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HikingBridge outMuddyRocky

Beautiful trail and so worth it! I would definitely say that it is more than 5.1 miles as there is so much exploring to do! When we got back to the car, my watch said we hiked 6.6 miles.

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Patrick Buckley
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HikingBridge outMuddy
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Dawn Rousselle
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WAY too crowded today. Had to pass by today.

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Dean Drouin
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Michelle Bouley
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HikingMuddy

Made it to the upper falls this time. Several water sheds over the trails but view is worth the 5 total miles

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Carmine Arpaia
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HikingBridge outFloodedMuddy

Very nice trail along the water. Disappointing to see the amount of trash people have left out there though. Humans can sometimes be the worst!

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Sheri Tomkiewicz
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HikingBridge outFloodedMuddy

Excellent trail! Very muddy, boots highly suggested. Easy nature walk by the river/falls with multiple views of the falls. AllTrails map leads you up to a broken bridge that you cannot cross. If you wish to continue on to the large loop shown on the map, you can walk about 1/4 mile through the woods and it will reconnect easily, though trail ultimately leads to an alternative trail head and back to the main trail.

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