Kedron Flume
Harts Location, NH

RATING: 3.0/5.0

Kedron Flume
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STATE: New Hampshire
COUNTY: Carroll County
TOWN: Harts Location
PARK: Crawford Notch State Park
TYPE: Cascades and slides
HEIGHT: Approximately 150 feet of vertical drop viewable from trail
WATER SOURCE: Kedron Brook
TRAIL LENGTH: 0.75 mile
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Moderate
HIKING TIME: 40 minutes
ALTITUDE GAIN: +500 feet
WHEN TO VISIT: May to October
SWIMMING: Not Possible and/or Prohibited
DELORME ATLAS: Page 44, E-4 (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:

Just north of the two famous waterfalls of Crawford Notch State Park?Ripley Falls and Arethusa Falls?lays a relatively unknown third waterfall, Kedron Flume. Here, the mountain waters of Kedron Brook surge through a narrow flume, slide for a long distance through a narrow shoot, and eventually begin their steep descent towards the highway below.
         Exploring the flume is a dangerous business. The rocks on the trail and around the falls are deceptively slippery. Although most of the time the water volume is quite low, perhaps only a few inches deep, enough mist and condensation makes exploring the terrain hazardous. If you take extra caution, walk 20 feet downstream from the trail crossing and you can stand atop a waterfall ledge, with views of Mount Webster to the north opening up.
         The waters of Kedron Brook can run throughout summer, but we expect you will enjoy the flume more during times of rushing waters. Beginning at the end of the snow-melt season?usually early-May to the middle of June?you are pretty much guaranteed a good show. In mid-summer, the waterfall becomes progressively more difficult to see due to ever-growing leaves and tree coverage. We urge you to visit this place soon; over time, this waterfall has the potential to become lost to the woods as the underbrush continues to thicken.


TRAIL INFORMATION:

Please see trail information in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting information via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are interested in.


DIRECTIONS:

Please see directions in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) 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.


SPECIAL NOTES / UPDATES SINCE THE 2ND EDITION:

None.




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