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Arethusa Falls, New Hampshire

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Arethusa Falls is a waterfall in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States. The waterfall occurs when the headwaters of Bemis Brook tumble over a granite cliff on the western slope of Crawford Notch. They are sometimes erroneously referred to as the tallest waterfalls in New Hampshire, but they are in fact the second tallest, after the Mahoosuc Range's seasonal Dryad Falls.Arethusa Falls was discovered by Edward Tuckerman in 1875. It was named after the nymph Arethusa, daughter of Nereus. At the time, the falls were measured to be 176ft tall, but the Appalachian Mountain Club now estimates the height at 140ft.The falls are located within Crawford Notch State Park and are accessible by means of the 1.5mi Arethusa Falls Trail from U.S. Route 302.
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  • We did a family hike which included 4 adults (1 pregnant and 1 who never hiked before) and 3 children (ages 5,6 and 10). We took it easy going up it took about an hour and 45 minutes, but we stopped f...  more »
  • A little bit of a hike, we don't hike that much and we did well worth it, just take your time there are plenty of rocks along hiking trail that you can take a break and have a seat. If it's a warm day...  more »
  • After reading the reviews I was concerned about my ability to hike this trail. I have bad knees and not really a hiker. Did it today, and no problems. 800 feet of elevation with rocks, roots, and othe...  more »