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|| New Hampshire
||Crawford Notch State Park
||Cascades and slides
||Approximately 150 feet of vertical drop viewable from trail
|BEST TIME TO VISIT:
||May to October
||Not Possible and/or Prohibited
||Page 44, E-4 (unmarked)
|INCLUDED IN BOOK:
||Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
|COST TO VISIT:
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 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, or you can email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 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 (email@example.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.
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