Profile Falls
Bristol, NH

RATING: 4.0/5.0

Profile Falls
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STATE: New Hampshire
COUNTY: Grafton County
TOWN: Bristol
PARK: N/A
TYPE: Fan
HEIGHT: 30 feet
WATER SOURCE: Smith River
TRAIL LENGTH: 0.2 mile
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy
HIKING TIME: 10 minutes
ALTITUDE GAIN: Negligible
WHEN TO VISIT: Year Round
SWIMMING: Good
DELORME ATLAS: Page 35, C-10 (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
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THE FALLS:

Despite being located so close to the road and for being part of a town park, this waterfall was very surprising. Who knew that this section of central New Hampshire had such a mighty river with a dominant waterfall? This waterfall, a horsetail than fans dramatically across an elongated ledge, is just a portion of the park, which offers lots of trails to explore (some suitable for mountain biking), picnic tables, and bbq grills.
         Profile Falls is one of our favorite waterfalls for fishing, so be sure to bring your pole as you are very likely to catch some trout or even salmon if the season is right. One downside to the falls: on two separate visits we noticed an bad odor in the air. We are unsure if the smell is from the river or not, but it prevented us from going for a swim, which is normally popular here in the summer months.


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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