Gibbs Falls
Beans Grant, NH

RATING: 4.0/5.0

Gibbs Falls
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STATE: New Hampshire
COUNTY: Coos County
TOWN: Beans Grant
PARK: White Mountain National Forest
TYPE: Horsetail
HEIGHT: 35 feet
WATER SOURCE: Gibbs Brook
TRAIL LENGTH: 0.6 mile
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy side of moderate
HIKING TIME: 20 minutes
ALTITUDE GAIN: +300 feet
BEST TIME TO VISIT: May to October
SWIMMING: Not Possible and/or Prohibited
DELORME ATLAS: Page 44, C-4 (marked as ?Gibbs Brook Scenic Area?)
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:

This waterfall flows into a gorgeous, rocky-bottomed clear pool, great for soaking your tired feet. Due to its sunny southern exposure, this wading pool is one of the warmer swimming holes in New Hampshire. (Note: There are currently fallen trees in the way which will need to be crossed in order for you to swim). The waterfall fans out for the last two or three feet of this 35-foot horsetail. It is in a wide-open area, although a large rock near its base prevents you from seeing the whole fall at one time. The waterfall scoops down around this rock, and ending with a final plunge onto a series of small rocks. Gibbs Falls makes for a great early resting place on a day-trip hike up Crawford Path to Mt. Pierce, but it is also worthwhile on its own merit. It is a nice destination away from the nearby crowds of other waterfalls in Crawford Notch State Park as well.


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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