Explore the most popular waterfall trails near Conway with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Excellently maintained trail. Lots of hikers and dogs on a beautiful Monday. A summer camp-ful of teenagers at the top made for a crowded summit, but still plenty of room for all! Gorgeous views at the summit! A little bit of a scavenger hunt finding the blazes once you hit the ledgy boulder section at the top, but not really a problem because you can probably pick your way up several different ways. Did the Champney Falls loop on the way down. They were very pretty and gave my dog a spot to swim.

Nice path. Great views and of the lake and waterfalls.

Very challenging but well worth it!! Bring lots of water and lunch. Took about 6 hrs. Beautiful trail and summit!!

I took my 10 y/o son up the Liberty trail to the summit to celebrate my 35th birthday yesterday (mid July). I could not have asked for a better "proud dad" moment than to share this experience with him.

The hike was moderate and grew in difficulty as you make the ascent, but upon reaching the Jim Liberty Cabin, it seemed to energize the both of us with boyish delight as the summit was now within reach.

From this point, the climb is at it's most daunting with only raw rock face to traverse; the monotonous trail left below you. However, the excitement will surely overcome you and the view upon reaching the top is exhilarating!

One of my favs!

Not many picnic areas, people diving in the “no swimming” area of the waterfalls, took away from the view and posed danger that was not something children should be doing.

Great hike - nice view water cold

Family friendly relatively easy hike to the falls. I did this with nine people and it took about three hours including the time we spent at the falls. Gorgeous views from the top of the waterfall. We tried doing the loop portion to also check out piper falls but the path barely looked like a path so we had to head back the way we came in. I'd definitely recommend this hike to anyone of any skill level.

The trail is now open.

This is a nice short hike!

It was worth it. The brook seemed too dry at first, so I was anticipating that I'd be unimpressed. But the forest let light in in a way that made the trail compelling for photography and it was not too difficult a hike. I did not meet too many people on the way up which gave me enough time for picture taking at the end of the trail where the falls are. The gorge that makes up the end of the trail had a nice balance of light and shadows for photography even though the falls themselves were rather dry.

Nice hike today- challenging for me because I am not cardio conditioned.... it is getting buggy with the recent rain and hot weather. Mosquitoes are growing in muddy areas and water pools. I used a lot of bug spray and kept moving. Had a hard time finding a few trail markers near the summit and they were incredibly obvious on the way down. Also appreciated the trail structures on the way down with stone placement, steps and run off drainage.

Did the falls loop on the way back and that was beautiful. Glad I saved it for the way down because it was a nice treat. The trail is steep (roots) by the falls and then steps.

Absolutely best view in the Whites! The trail is an easy 1.7 miles to the Champney Falls junction. From there it is a steady but moderate climb an additional 2 miles to the summit of Mt. Chocorua. As you approach the summit cone you will traverse the open rugged North shoulder. This area is worthy of some exploration. From here up I cannot comment about the trail as I scaled up the west slopes of the cone. Quite a view down the vertical face of the wall. This is truly a spectacular hike!

Went today for the first time. With my two children 11 and 13 years old, our dog and a family friend. We all had a great time. However some spots were very steep and rocky. Had to be very careful not to slip. Very well marked trail and lots of other people hiking. Well worth the $5 park pass, we will be doing this one again.

Seems to be off the beaten path from most Conway trails. It’s a nice walk in the woods. But once you get to .8 mile mark “mineral site” you can go right or left. Neither trail has any of the yellow markings and the trail to the left. Which I presume would loop you back is not marked and looks like a deer path. We encountered several other families on the path also expecting a waterfall and nice view as described. We found nothing but a dried up creek bed and a lot of mosquitos. If you are looking to go mineral hunting or walk the dog it’s a good easy walk. But not very rewarding or anything to write home about. Go to Black Cap Mountain trail instead! We did it with 2 dogs and a 10 month old no problem. And what a view!

Great Hike! We had two 10 year olds with us. A 5 hour round trip which included the loop to Champney Falls. Definitely recommend going by the falls on the way down. The upper part of the climb is the place to watch the kids and make sure they follow the yellow trail marks. Spectacular views and now a family favorite. A solid hike.

I hiked these trails in late June and enjoyed it for the most part. I hiked it with my dog going up The Brook trail. It was not difficult until near the end when you hit several rock slabs. My dog struggled a bit here and I had to lift him up a few times.
The trail is marked fairly well and is a gradual climb. The only place where you can get a little lost is when you hit the rock slabs. They are poorly marked and I wasn’t sure if I was on the trail or not several times.
The trail opens up close to the top and I again had to lift up my dog several times.
The view from the top is awesome!! On a clear day you can see for Miles way up to the Whites! Lots of areas to sit with the dog too to rest.
We descended the Liberty trail and it was much easier and I recommend this way up and down if you are bringing your dog.
My advice.... leave early to beat the crowds and you can have the mountain to yourself. I was on the top at 10:30 and there was only two others! One hour later... 20!!
It’s an awesome hike to do. Liberty up and down if you have a dog. Long but nice! If you don’t have a dog do brook trail up. Or I did Piper trail before and that was great too! Enjoy!

24 days ago

US Forest Service posted today the trail is now open.


Ignore the stars as I haven't hiked it yet. Just wanted to post a review to let you know that as of yesterday, the road to access the trail head was still closed for the season.

A great area to walk in the woods. A good mix of in the woods and on the gravel road. The falls area is nice but can also be seen from the road. This one is more for those looking to enjoy the forest away from the crowds.

The falls were great and the hike around the pond was quiet. Nice place to take a walk with young kids.

This hike was not as hard as my partner and I thought it would be! The first two miles of hiking along the Liberty Trail was quite flat and we didn’t hit hard inclines til the last .8 miles of the hike. There are incredible views the last mile of the hike. Liberty Cabin is a nice place to stop to refuel but we were disappointed with the view from the cabin. This loop trail actually doesn’t bring you to the summit of Chocura. There is another .5 mile or so to get to the peak which we did not end up doing as we were satisfied with the views from the lower peak and were getting quite annoyed from the amount of bugs. Only complaint with trail is that there were no clear trail markers along Liberty trail and it was a bit difficult to stay along the brook trail. BE SURE TO BRING BUG SPRAY AND SUNSCREEN AND A HAT OR SUNGLASSES. Many of the viewpoints and last mile of hike is bare granite so the morning June sun was beating down on us. Also black flies were terrible and we passed many hikers that were just as annoyed with their incessant nagging. At times there were so many flies they looked like dense black clouds surrounding us. Bring enough water as the brook and springs did not contain the clearest of waters.

A lovely, gradual climb to amazing ledges with unparalleled views. Crowded on a Monday in June, more than 10 other groups on the summit. No part of the trail was tough. A top trail in my book.

1 month ago

My First ever Hike!

The trail itself lived up to billing as difficult. What was the downer was at the lower elevation there were non stop mosquitoes!! Worst I’ve ever seen by far. You could not stop or you would be swarmed. Once you got higher up it wasn’t so bad but at the lower elevations watch out, beginning at the parking lot. Also there was no waterfall like advertised. Also I couldn’t find the loop so it ended up being an out and back. Also it’s rocky as heck.

1 month ago

it is a little muddy but good hike. we went about 9am and was buggy but not super buggy. if not a hiker like us will take a while, but what's the rush.

1 month ago

Great hike, rocky in places and muddy. Make sure to wear hiking boots. Did this hike early evening. Bug spray is a must. Nice hike to work up an appetite

1 month ago

Really nice trail with lots of little swimming holes and waterfalls. A little muddy in spots. There are a few streams and simple obstacles to cross but a pretty easy hike for couch potatoes. This is a popular trail and the parking lot fills up.

Bring a pencil and $5 cash for the parking fee. Don’t forget bug spray!

Awesome hike!

1 month ago

Never been, but want to. I’ve called the Ranger Station; now looks like it’ll be July 4th before this is open once again. Bummer as it’s a great quick destination, I’ve been told.

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