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Devil's Jacuzzi

Length: 0.8 miles out-and-back

Difficulty (click for info): Beginner

Elevation Gain: minimal

Rating (click for info): 4/10

Height: 2'

River: Nash Stream

Driving Directions:
Trailhead and parking area are on Nash Stream Road in Stratford, NH. To get to Nash Stream Road, take Emmerson Road from Rt. 110 in Groveton, 2.6 miles east of Rt. 3. Drive 1.4 miles and bear right onto Northside Road. Continue another 0.7 miles and turn left on to Nash Stream Road. Watch carefully for Nash Stream Road; it is unsigned. It is a gravel road across from a cemetery at a bend in the road. The small parking area is about 8 miles down the road, just after a bridge. It is on the left. You will see the Cohos Trail symbol (a mountain with the letters 'CT') on a wooden post. You will also see a camp cabin behind the parking area. To locate the trail, walk back down the road to the bridge you just crossed to park. On the left side, there is a sign for East Side Trail.

About the Hike:
This small feature on Nash Stream called Devil's Jacuzzi can hardly be called a waterfall, but it shouldn't be overlooked for its small size, especially since such a short walk is required to get to it. The East Side Trail begins at a bridge over Nash Stream and follows the river. There are a few outlooks to the water along the way. The trail soon turns uphill and climbs above the stream. At a large, pointy boulder, 0.4 miles into the walk, turn left at a sign for Devil's Jacuzzi. It leads steeply downhill through rocks to an opening. Here, three very small cascades pour over a rock into a small pool, creating a whirlpool of bubbles, hence the name 'Jacuzzi'. Above the Jacuzzi are some large boulders, which were moved downstream when a dam on Nash Bog broke in 1969.

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