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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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  • Not a terribly challenging hike as the trail is well-maintained, but certainly a decent incline as you head to the falls. The more hearty members of our group scrambled out onto the boulders for a clo...  more »
  • Good steady hike. Not steep but you'll work at it. It's mostly uphill until you get near the falls and then you get a break of all downhill for a bit. We took the main trail. It's pretty much an hour ...  more »
  • I would give this short hike a 10/10. The hike itself is an hour in and an hour out, although it did not take an hour in and it definitely did not take an hour out. It's a pretty easy hike with not to...  more »

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