Beecher And Pearl Cascades
Bethlehem, NH

RATING: 3.5/5.0

Beecher And Pearl Cascades
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STATE: New Hampshire
COUNTY: Grafton County
TOWN: Bethlehem
PARK: White Mountain National Forest
TYPE: Horsetail, cascades, and a fan
HEIGHT: Beecher Cascade is a 35 feet; Pearl Cascade is 20 feet
WATER SOURCE: Crawford Brook
TRAIL LENGTH: To Beecher Cascade, 0.4 mile; to Pearl Cascade, 0.5 mile
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy
HIKING TIME: 20 minutes
ALTITUDE GAIN: +200 feet to Pearl Cascade
BEST TIME TO VISIT: May to October
SWIMMING: Poor
DELORME ATLAS: Page 44, C-3 (unmarked)
HANDICAP ACCESS: No
INCLUDED IN BOOK: Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
DOGS ALLOWED: Yes
COST TO VISIT: Free
ALTERNATE NAMES: None Noted

THE FALLS:

Beecher and Pearl Cascades are two falls located on Crawford Brook, a mountain steam that drains the waters of Mount Field. The first fall, Beecher Cascade, a 35-foot horsetail hidden under heavy tree cover, is encompassed by gorge walls of pink-brown colored Conway granite. Opportunities for exploring and photography are extremely limited at Beecher Cascade as the water has carved itself a path into the rock face over the years. Make sure to hike a few hundred feet further up the trail to Pearl Cascade, a 20-foot tall fan. Below the fan, water enters a gorge and becomes trapped in a jagged-edged pothole, creating one of the most delightful small swimming pools in the White Mountains. About four to five feet in depth, this colorful pool?with hues of brown, pink, yellow, green, and black to be found?is the perfect cool refreshing treat for a two or three people.


TRAIL INFORMATION:

Trail information for this particular waterfall is not posted online. Please see trail information in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls.


DIRECTIONS:

Directions for this particular waterfall are not posted online. Please see directions in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls.


SPECIAL NOTES / UPDATES SINCE THE 2ND EDITION:

None.




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