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Saturday, October 1, 2011

CMDTA Travel Tidbits - Champney Falls

If you don't mind taking a thirty minute hike through the woods over rough terrain then this post is for you.

Off of the famous Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire's White Mountains is the Champney Falls trail which can be used to climb to the summit of Mt. Chocorua.  This is the best way to climb to the summit of Mt. Chocorua unless you are a sadist and think the boring as sin Piper Trail is fun.

After about thirty minutes of hiking on the trail you reach the falls.  They are best viewed in the Spring or after a heavy rain.  These falls can vary greatly and if the weather has been dry for a while they have been known to almost completely dry up.

There are two main falls and both are amazing.  One of the falls is a classic water fall.  The other (pictured)  is a cascade water fall.  To be honest the picture above is about 10% of the waterfall.  The cascade goes on and on and on.

I would not recommend this trek for anyone who is not in at least average shape. The terrain gets rough and there is a decent amount of incline involved.  If you are able to do the hike it is well worth it. It is one of the best waterfalls in New Hampshire.

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