What makes this waterfall unique and worthy of its rating is the fun outdoors experience you get while visiting. There is a large, clean, and sandy pool perfect for taking a dip on a hot day. The slow moving water circles around the pool and then escapes into the lazy river below. This is an excellent natural playground for children.
The waterfall itself is a 35-foot wide horsetail cascading down a smooth rock face before plunging into a 50-foot wide pool below. The pool is calf-to-knee deep and it is possible to squeeze behind the falls. The pool is drained by two lazy rivers that merge back together shortly downstream, where more small pools await you. The trees are spaced wide enough apart that exploration up and downstream is simple and fun. Allot several hours to truly enjoy this park.
From the parking area, head downhill on the Bearcamp River Trail, which has yellow blazes. The falls are only an easy and flat five minute walk away. Other than a few roots and a few short sections of mud after rainstorms, this trail provides the ease of access for locals to bring a picnic to enjoy the surrounding area of the falls. We even saw children playing in water tubes during one visit. There are additional smaller waterfalls a short distance upstream of the main falls to explore as well.
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, or you can email us and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting directions via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are looking for directions to.
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