NH Family Hikes

Huntington Cascades

Length: 0.4 miles out-and-back

Difficulty (click for info): Beginner

Elevation Gain: minimal (to lower falls)

Rating (click for info): 5/10

Height: 18 ft (lower) and 50 ft (upper)

River: Cascade Brook

Driving Directions:
Trailhead and parking area are on Rt. 26 in Dixville, NH. The parking area is 12 miles east of Rt. 3. It is on the south side of the road and is marked by a sign for Dixville Notch Wayside. The trail begins near an informative sign.

About the Hike:
Dixville Notch is home to two beautiful waterfalls, almost directly across the road from each other. The Dixville Flume is visible from the parking area, while the Huntington Cascades are accessible via a very easy and short walking trail. The lower part of the waterfall is easily visible from the trail. It is a wide, fanning cascade which flows over an angled rock. The upper cascades are much more impressive. They are made up of a series of falls through a very long and deep ravine, walled in with rock. Unfortunately, many tree branches restrict the view of the upper falls. Additionally, seeing them requires climbing a short, but very steep pitch. Many visitors will be content with turning around at the lower cascades, but the upper cascades are definitely worth the extra effort. Above the falls, the trail continues to Table Rock.

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