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|| New Hampshire
||Crawford Notch State Park
||Horsetail and slides
||100-foot total drop
||Easy side of moderate
|BEST TIME TO VISIT:
||Not Possible and/or Prohibited
||Page 44, E-4 (marked)
|INCLUDED IN BOOK:
||Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
|COST TO VISIT:
Crawford Notch State Park is rich with noteworthy waterfalls. Towards the north end of the park are Gibbs Falls, Beecher and Pearl Cascades, and the sisters Flume Cascade and Silver Cascade. For the southern half of the state park, you will find popular day-trip destinations of Arethusa Falls and Ripley Falls, the later being discussed here.
Ripley Falls is a beautiful 100-foot sheet of whitewater flowing over a smooth rock wall. The rock wall is at about a 60-degree angle, causing the rushing mountain water to maintain contact with the rock during most of its descent. For the best photograph, scramble a few feet downstream and add some scale to your cameras frame, such as a person or rock in the foreground.
There are only short, temporary periods where the water jumps away from the rock wall. Because of this, Ripley Falls, as an entire structure, is one of the steepest-angled slides in all of New England.
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 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.
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