Wildcat Falls is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Merrimack, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 95 feet Route Type: Loop

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bugs
1 day ago

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3 days ago

The trail was crowded, small parking lot, signs of over use of trails, trash and lots of dog poop and poop bags along the trails. This is in a neighborhood not a waterfall or safe for swimming

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bugs
4 days ago

Limited parking and questionable trail markings. Otherwise good trails, busy.

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4 days ago

What a great day! The weather was perfect and the falls were so much fun ! My Boys loved it and so did I! Looking fwd to going back very soon!

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bugs
7 days ago

recorded Wildcat Falls

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bugs
8 days ago

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11 days ago

Nice walk with dogs. Beware of small parking area. Most everyone was great about social distancing and having their dogs leashed... unfortunately there were also a few groups who clearly weren't following any rules. Had one unleashed dog who was allowed to run up on my dog several times, and apparently some dog owners think they have a pooper scooper fairy. Beware of discarded masks along the way...

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bugs
11 days ago

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15 days ago

Was really nice easy trail. You can enter the “exit” and you will get to the location a bit quicker. I definitely would/will go back. Nice for dogs too, though there were quite a few not on leashes. They didn’t bother our dog or us though.

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16 days ago

Nice mellow hike with a nice long stretch along the river. A bit confusing at times but otherwise easy.

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16 days ago

Trail was really nice. Parking area is open. No barrels or toilets. Easy trail to follow (blue blazes) for the loop. We got a bit disoriented but that was our lack of paying attention and we just kept going and linked back to the main trail. Nice water rapid and little beach area for a break.

17 days ago

Used to be a great place but now has become completely overrun... Parking is out of control and there is unbelievable amount of trash throwing on the ground everywhere.

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18 days ago

Great walk ! Tons of off trails that loop back to the main trail. Falls were awesome!

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19 days ago

A great place to walk along. An easy well marked, and make sure to get your swimsuits to get into the water. Parking might be a problem.

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19 days ago

flat for the most part, but decent views of the river -wildcat falls-

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rocky
21 days ago

This is a lovely trail and perfect for beginners! The trail was easy to follow and mostly clear path until you reach the waterfall there is an incline and lots rocks to walk down but it’s really worth it and makes a breathtaking view.

good trail for inclines and beginners..

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25 days ago

Awesome trail! Beautiful from start to finish. I recommend taking the north loop and following the blue trail along the river. Great conditions, the falls are beautiful and not to crowded.

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28 days ago

Beautiful trail!

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29 days ago

Falls were in full swing, and the trails were well marked and easily traversed. Many options to zig-zag and loop smaller or larger the entire way!

recorded Wildcat Falls

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1 month ago

Beautiful walk, very popular!

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muddy
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Been saving my 5 star rating for a trail like this. The trail is clear, the views are awesome and the nature along the walk was amazing. Will definitely go back.

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1 month ago

Nice easy and well maintained trails

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1 month ago

Good trail for an incline/decline run and beautiful scenery with rapids in view

walking
1 month ago

Very nice. Crowded by the falls but less popular trails were in crowded. Entire family hike!!

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1 month ago

2 miles round trip. Beautiful views of the falls and river. Dry, unpopulated trails at 9:30 am. Parking lot was full by 11:00 though.

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1 month ago

Super short easy with a beautiful waterfall feature.

walking
1 month ago

Great loop. Easy to lose the main trail in some spots, but not much danger of getting majorly lost. We took our two doggos and had a great time. Moss on the trail along the river was quite slippery, and the river is running high and fast, so keep kids and dogs close near there. Falls are beautiful. The parking lot was full, but we still only encountered a couple groups along the way. Nice hike.

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1 month ago

Perfect for a Sunday afternoon with the pup.

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