Arethusa Falls

HikingSnowshoeing

Livermore, New Hampshire

Mark crosses Bemis Brook with Kobi closely in tow
New Hampshire Atlas and Gazetteer
Map 44 F4
AMC Map
New Map 3 Crawford Notch-Sandwich Range H8
 
To Get There:
From Conway, NH take Rt. 302 North. The Arethusa Falls road is on the Left 6.1 miles North of the White Mountain National Forest sign, and immediately after the Crawford Notch State Park sign.
From the North on Rt. 302, the Road is 3.4 miles past the Willey House, on the Right.
 
Contact:
Saco Ranger District
RFD 1
Box 94
Conway, NH 03818
(603) 447-5448
TDD (603) 447-1989
 
References
 
Last Visited
February, 2000
 
Description
The Arethusa Falls trail leads directly to New Hampshire's highest waterfall of 200 feet. Winter is an excellent time to see ice climbers scaling the Falls.
 
Ice Climbers on the Falls
 
There is plenty of parking available at the trailhead. The trail begins on the left side of the parking lot at the top of the Arethusa Falls Road.
 
The Route is direct, reaching the Falls in 1.3 miles. In the summer, this will take about an hour, allow extra time in the winter. When we visited, the trail was well packed. We didn't use our snowshoes, but I put on my crampons for a little extra traction.
 
In the summer, or in the winter if you are skilled and or brave, you can make a loop back to the parking lot by taking the Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail over Frankestein Cliffs.
 
Deni pays a visit to Arethusa Falls for some Spring hiking. Read her story...