The views from Frankenstein cliff are great and even loved seeing the valley post-foliage. After just 0.1 miles you will see the Bemis Brook trail come up along the left. This trail takes you past Fawn Pool, Coliseum Falls, and Bemis Brook Falls which are great additions to add on to your trip to Arethusa Falls. Right after a big snowfall, of course, it can be an exhausting slog through bottomless powder, but within a few days, it will be packed down enough that you can walk it as easily as in summer. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Arethusa Falls. Stunning winter hike! Absolutely beautiful! Alex 1 year, 10 months ago Arethusa OutNBack. And by this I mean there are rocks, lots of them, along with gnarly tree roots throughout the trail, which climbs 900 feet over 1.5 miles. Did January 2021. Follow Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail, uphill and then downhill, for 1.1 miles where it will end upon meeting Arethusa Falls Trail and the spur to Arethusa Falls. It was absolutely stunning. Directions from Bartlett, NH: Travel north approximately 12 miles on US 302 to the park entrance. Depending upon the source, Arethusa Falls is anywhere from 125 feet tall to "well over 200 feet in height." The trail is challenging no doubt, but it's also short enough that families and kids can accomplish it. The Trail met a side-trail up a ladder to Chapel (a/k/a Pulpit) Rock, which I'd enjoyed on a clear day eight years ago, hiking up from the south. The Arethusa Falls Trail gains 827 feet in 1.4 miles at a generally easy to moderate grade, making it a good hike for families and beginners. We rejoined the Arethusa Falls Trail after a steep uphill and, after walking over sections of the trail still covered with snow, soon reached Arethusa Falls. I didn’t bring my measuring tape, so you’ll have to trust my scientific calculation of “big.”, Distance: 1.5 miles (one way) Overall a beautiful and challenging hike. There’s a private residence at the end of the road, and the trailhead is accessed by crossing the train tracks and staying to the left of this property. Trails.com July 8, 2011 In the hot days of midsummer the cascades, broad rocks, & tiny pools that emerge from the base create a perfect spot for cooling your feet, splashing your kids, or simply enjoying sights and sounds. #nehikes #wmnfhikers #whitemountains #hikethewhites #getoutsidenh #trailchat #nh48 #goeast #nhgram #nhoutdoors #getoutside and #explore hiking #hikingadventures #hikertrash #hiking #amcoutdoors #waterfall #waterfalls, A post shared by Northeast Hikes (@nehikes) on Jun 29, 2017 at 3:06am PDT, I hiked Arethusa all the way to the falls and back it took a lot out of me but it was fun can’t wait to hike again, Your email address will not be published. Your email address will not be published. It is mostly flat and beautiful till you reach the short section that connects the two trails. Nº 1 sur 3 choses à voir/à faire à Hart's Location. I started this trail with the hard part first, which is the path to Frankenstein Cliffs, but most people recommend going the opposite direction and starting with the falls first. We finally got to see Arethusa Falls and Frankenstein Cliff. 1) Doing the Arethusa trail alone is good for most folks. But seriously, it’s gorgeous. Submit one here. Yes, there are roots and rocks, but go at a comfortable place and you'll be fine. Nº 1 sur 3 choses à voir/à faire à Hart's Location. This trail is far less traveled than Ripley Falls Trail or Arethusa Falls Trail. The round trip hike is 2.8 miles. The AMC estimates the height of the falls at 140′, but it … Dogs are welcome on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. The falls are fairly early in the hike and we spent some time admiring them before moving on. We decided to do this trail and do the whole loop with the Frankenstein Cliff trail. Continue to the left for Arethusa Falls, climbing a steeper set of steps before descending to the falls. There were many smaller water crossings. Nobody at the Falls and we passed maybe 4 people on the way out to the Cliffs. Disclaimer Recommended Gear: Hiking Boots or Trail Runners; Trekking Poles (optional but not necessary); drinking water The way we went up was not maintained (at all) and the whitewash lichen looks too much like the white blazes used to mark the actual trail. At the junction of Arethusa Falls Trail and Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail, there is also a spur path that leads left down to the base of the falls. Arethusa Falls Via Bemis Brook and Arethusa Falls Trails is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bartlett, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. Overnight parking is not allowed. I chose to tackle Frankenstein Cliff first. Cascades. Directions. The trail is allegedly muddy and not as well maintained as the Arethusa Falls trail. Distance – 3 miles, out-and-back (2.8 if you leave the Bemis Brook Trail off and just stay on the Arethusa Trail the entire way) Elevation Change – 650 ft to the falls. Follow this spur for 0.2 mile as it drops 100 feet in elevation. The hiking trails get much easier here as it heads downhill to the falls. You get to see an amazing view along with a very cool waterfall, can't ask for much more than that on a 5 mile hike! They are located in Harts Location, New Hampshire, on a spur road, signed for Arethusa Falls, off of Rt. breilly670 1 year, 11 months ago arethusa falls. By going clockwise you can visit the falls earlier in your hike and you will be headed downhill on the steepest sections of trail. Arethusa Falls Region E-Bike, Hike trails, New Hampshire. Cathryn McCann. This trail can be pretty muddy during wet times. The rest of the trail was icy in spots and wet and muddy. The trail is challenging no doubt, but it's also short enough that families and kids can accomplish it. A second option is to take the Bemis Brook Trail, which adds a little mileage but offers a scenic hike along the brook. At 1.3 miles, the trail intersects the Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail. Learn more about Northeast Hikes here, and please feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions or feedback on this site. Take this trail for 0.5 miles along Bemis Brook. Arethusa Falls did not disappoint. Short Summary of Arethusa Falls. Loved the lonesome trail on this one. It's also a good trail for hiking with dogs. Soon after entering the park, you will see a parking lot on your left specifically for this waterfall trail. Steep in some parts but nothing too challenging. Arethusa Falls (CNN) A man died while hiking a trail in a New Hampshire state park Saturday, making for the third hiking/climbing-related fatality within a … Expect a fairly consistent and steady uphill over plenty of rocks and roots. The hike begins at the end of Arethusa Falls Road; there is parking both at the beginning and end of this road. Arethusa Falls (in early winter) Towering over 100 feet in height, the great Arethusa Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in the White Mountains. Directions To Arethusa Falls: For driving directions to trailheads near Arethusa Falls click a parking area on the map above, and choose Google Driving Directions. Dogs are also able to use this trail. New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism, P.O. Coming from the west: Difficulty – 3. My watch clocked almost 6 miles and 2000 ft of elevation. The shortest trek to the falls is via the Arethusa Falls Trail; you can also take the Bemis Brook Trail to the Arethusa Falls Trail. The Arethusa Falls/Frankenstein Cliffs trail is a 5 mile loop that is a moderate hike with some steep inclines. Arethusa Falls Via Bemis Brook and Arethusa Falls Trails is pet-friendly. Time: 1.5 – 3 hours (round trip) The trail follows Bemis Brook for about .4 miles and rejoins the Arethusa Falls trail after parting from the Brook. Definitely a challenging hike in the winter. We relished the sights and sounds of the 200-foot waterfall. Bridal Veil Falls Hike Via the Coppermine Trail, Explore Sabbaday Falls from the Kancamagus Highway, Hike Mt. There are two routes from the trailhead to the falls: the Arethusa Falls Trail (a 1.5-mile, one-way hike) and the Bemis Brook Trail (1.7 miles, one-way). Every day offered the potential for an exciting new adventure, many of which endangered the wardens’ lives. We started up Frankenstein, steep but doable. Whichever side you start on, I HIGHLY recommend taking the Bemis Brook Trail split from the Arethusa Falls trail. At 1.3 miles, the steady uphill Arethusa Trail intersects the Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail, but you continue left on Arethusa Falls Trail, climbing a steeper set of steps before descending to the Falls. The elevation gain on the shorter route is moderate, about 800 feet total, and the round-trip hike can reasonably be completed in a few hours or less. You made it all the way to the bottom. Arethusa Falls is a popular hike in the White Mountains, and come winter it is a popular spot for ice climbing. this climb is treacherous if your not an experienced hiker.. its all up hill at a serious pitch then all downhill with very deep roots and terrain, Some pretty steep climbs but worth it for the incredible views! The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Following the Bemis Brook Trail to Arethusa Falls will add a few other frozen falls to your hike before ultimately reaching Arethusa Falls. Arethusa Falls is a popular hike in the White Mountains, and come winter it is a popular spot for ice climbing. The shortest trek to the falls is via the Arethusa Falls Trail; you can also take the Bemis Brook Trail to the Arethusa Falls Trail. Opening up to the Cliff was beautiful. Even with spikes it was dicey. Turn right onto the spur (Arethusa Falls Trail goes straight) and follow it for 0.2 mile as it drops 100 feet in elevation. Dogs are recommended to be leashed, but not required. That might not sound like a lot, and if you’re an avid hiker, it isn’t. Arethusa is covered in ice and snow, very beautiful. Whether heading down or coming up, prepare to get your ass kicked. This hike only trail can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. Arethusa Falls Trail Conditions These posts have been tagged with Arethusa Falls NH , or are within 1.5 miles of it. Beware Ice Climbers that thought it was a good idea to to climb directly above the trail. Arethusa Falls is at an elevation of about 2,150 feet above sea level, and the trail head is at about 1,350 feet. Arethusa Falls Trail Hike in Crawford Notch, NH by Daren Worcester 1 Nestled into the southern end of Crawford Notch State Park off Route 302 in Harts Location, Arethusa Falls is regarded by many as the best scenic waterfall in New Hampshire. The round trip hike is 2.8 miles. This 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bartlett, New Hampshire features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. We returned directly to the trailhead on Arethusa Falls Trail. We decided to do this trail and do the whole loop with the Frankenstein Cliff trail. It clocked 5.2 miles. Bill 3 years, 2 months ago Arethusa Falls, NH. Difficulty – 3. If you have not yet been to Arethusa Falls you need to put it at the top of your bucket list! To get the best views of the falls requires crossing Bemis Brook which can be difficult in high-water conditions. Yes, there are roots and rocks, but go at a comfortable place and you'll be fine. Park in the lot and the falls are about 1.6 miles and 800' vertical feet away, at least that's what the old trail did. Dogs are recommended to be leashed, but not required. 127 avis. 302. They also just helped with having a better grip when going downhill. 127 avis. I saw dogs, little kids, and dads with children on their backs completing this trail. We also went ahead and added on the Bemis Falls trail when we came across it. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and snowshoeing. But…if you’re a tourist who doesn’t hike or exercise frequently, be prepared to sweat your heinie off. Arethusa Falls was raging like I’d never seen before. Pretty waterfall / trail moderate We took the Arethusa trail (1.6 miles one-way), but skipped the Bemis Trail. In spring, the trail is icy in some parts, so Micro spikes may be helpful. The hike from the parking lot to the falls was only about 1.5 miles with a modest elevation gain of about 800 feet. File:Arethusa Falls, Arethusa Falls Trail, Hart's Location - panoramio (2).jpg From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository Jump to navigation Jump to search In spring, the trail is icy in some parts, so Micro spikes may be helpful. Spikes were needed at this point. The trail was pretty easy. Given the ascent, it’s typically best to take this detour on the way in. Nestled into the southern end of Crawford Notch State Park off Route 302 in Harts Location, Arethusa Falls is regarded by many as the best scenic waterfall in New Hampshire. The foot of the cliffs is scree and very unsafe. Delightful for this time of year. You get see it from up top and below it. For those who survived this perilous gauntlet the reward was a spectacular view from the cliffs above under blue skies and blazing sun. It’s an uphill climb to the falls with lots of rocks and roots to navigate. The falls are likely around 160 feet high, though some sources, including the park poster above, lists them as 200 feet. The trail continues into the woods with an option to follow Bemis Brook for a nice hike next to the stream. I chose to tackle Frankenstein Cliff first. Arethusa Falls is often thought to be New Hampshire’s tallest waterfall but it actually plays second fiddle to Dryad Falls in terms of height; however, Arethusa is by far the more impressive of the two. I would say 5 stars but the Falls, though beautiful and worth it, can get a bit crowded. Arethusa Falls Trail . Fun hike but definitely a challenge. While the Arethusa Falls Trail stays atop the ridge, Bemis snakes alongside the brook below and thus has to climb the steep bank to rejoin the main trail. Arethusa Falls and Frankenstein Cliff Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bartlett, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. There is some debate, however, over the height of the plunge, believed to be the tallest in New Hampshire. The hike is rated as moderate to difficult, due to its steepness and tricky terrain. Continue to the left for Arethusa Falls, climbing a steeper set of steps before descending to the falls. The falls are located in Crawford Notch State Park and is the tallest waterfall in New Hampshire (between 140-200 feet). Our initial plan was to hike Mount Washington, but it was so overcast that I decided it be best to do the Arethusa Falls Trail once the weather let up. We also went ahead and added on the Bemis Falls trail when we came across it. My goal is to hike Mount Washington where I will be able to appreciate the views it offers, but I digress. For the small price of some steeper climbing, the Bemis Brook Trail adds two more waterfalls to the hike. Overall, the Frankenstein Cliff Trail was challenging for sure. Definitely wear sturdy shoes, pack water and a snack. It's also a good trail … I recommend being in good health and shape before attempting it. However, its height is of great controversy. Park in the lot and the falls are about 1.6 miles and 800' vertical feet away, at least that's what the old trail did. Best means of traverse: run! The trailhead for the Arethusa Falls Trail, located just off route 302 in Crawford Notch State Park, is very well marked and we had no issue finding a spot in the empty parking lot.The hike from the parking lot to the falls was only about 1.5 miles with a modest elevation gain of about 800 feet. We hiked this the day after Christmas when we got all the rain and warm weather....lots of wet slippery rocks and water crossings. The Frankenstein Cliff Trail heads north, while the Arethusa Falls Trail heads west — but if you have about 4-6 hours, you can hike them both in one big circuit. There are also some good hammock spots at the falls. Recommend going counterclockwise as the leaf litter in the steep sections is busted. Moosilauke via the Beaver Brook Trail. The Arethusa Falls Trail began in a large paved clearing area right next to a railroad track as well as what looked like someone’s property on the other side of the track. No description for Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail trail has been added yet! I would recommend going to the overlook and turning back, or using the train tracks on the way down when you intersect with them. Discounting the seasonal/ephemeral waterfalls, Arethusa Falls is believed to be the tallest single-drop waterfall that is trail-accessible in New England. There are far fewer people on the Bemis Brook for a reason and that’s reason enough to take it! Hiked yesterday 1/17/21 and it was great. Distance – 3 miles, out-and-back (2.8 if you leave the Bemis Brook Trail off and just stay on the Arethusa Trail the entire way) Elevation Change – 650 ft to the falls. Located in Crawford Notch, the trailhead is located off Rt 302 within easy reach of the other attractions along that scenic route. At the time we were still novice winter hikers, so we were looking for a relatively short easy hike. Appalachian Trail hikers past, present and future are invited to follow along with the Maine and New Hampshire section hiking blogs. To get the best views of the falls requires crossing Bemis Brook which can be difficult in high-water conditions. Washington and everything in between. Keith Miller 2 years, 10 months ago Hike up to Arethusa Falls (1/28/18) Tj Dudek 3 years, 2 months ago Arethusa falls - 9/17/17 . Started out on the Frankenstein Cliff Trail and had to turn around and go on the other side of the stream, because it was too difficult to cross. Northeast Hikes is on the hunt for the best New England hiking in Maine and New Hampshire, from Katahdin to Mt. It is a relatively gradual elevation gain all the way to the falls. We went up by way of Bemis falls and down straight from Arethusa and it seemed to lessen the amount of people we were leap-frogging. As we combed the internet in search for the right trail, Arethusa Falls caught our attention once we came across photos of ice climbers scaling the frozen cascade. The Frankenstein Cliff Trail heads north, while the Arethusa Falls Trail heads west — but if you have about 4-6 hours, you can hike them both in one big circuit. Required fields are marked *. The Arethusa Falls Trail is quite passable in winter, even without snowshoes, most of the time. This is a well traveled trail. The way down towards the train tracks was leaf littered and slippery so I was really glad to have my poles. Arethusa Falls is a well-signed side road off of Route 302 about halfway between Bartlett and the Gates of the Notch. The Arethusa Falls and Frankenstein Cliff trailheads are within Crawford Notch State Park. Choisissez une autre date. The recently rerouted trail picks up another 100 or so vertical feet and another 1/10 of a mile or so. We went clockwise. Fine for a beginner as long as you’re in shape. The trail is allegedly muddy and not as well maintained as the Arethusa Falls trail. 2 trails Hiked on 11/27 after some rain so trails were a bit muddy. Since we were one of the first ones at the parking area on the morning of our hike, we had no problems finding a spot. The falls are likely around 160 feet high, though some sources, including the park poster above, lists them as 200 feet. This hike only trail can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. I imagine it can get quite crowded near the Falls but we hit it early on an off day. Since then, people have constructed a new loop that enables hikers to bypass the Horton Center (Congo) buildings. We rejoined the Arethusa Falls Trail after a steep uphill and, after walking over sections of the trail still covered with snow, soon reached Arethusa Falls. Spikes recommended but not critical when we went. Trail connects to Frankenstein cliff if you want a longer hike. Arethusa Falls Trail The trailhead for the Arethusa Falls Trail, located just off route 302 in Crawford Notch State Park, is very well marked and we had no issue finding a spot in the empty parking lot. Please dish your trail dirt on The Twitter with #nehikes. Check us out on Instagram for more hiking fun: I’m not sure what camera filter created this shot, but I thought it looked cool. I don’t say this to scare you away; on the contrary, Arethusa Falls is magnificent and worth every ounce of sweat, just prepare appropriately. The trail is challenging no doubt, but it's also short enough that families and kids can accomplish it. Once we started heading thrown towards Arethusa Falls the spikes went in and stayed on for the duration. Arethusa Falls was legendary and a great reward for only an hour hike. And if you want to check out more of the state’s most impressive waterfalls, we’ve … When we went the river crossings weren’t difficult at all, maybe a 1-2 rocks to skip and that’s it. Moderate, with some steep parts. Arethusa Falls Trail. There might be a bit more climbing if you do Bemis Brook. These two trails merge again closer to the falls, so you can make this an out-and-back or a loop with a spur to the falls. The valley or "canyon" of Bemis Brook is somewhat narrow and steep-sided, resulting in a fairly heavy shading on the north-facing south wall of the valley. A mere 0.1 miles into the Arethusa Falls Trail, the Bemis Brook Trail cuts to the left, rejoining the main trail after 0.5 miles. It features a relatively thin path most of the way with a few quick elevation gain and loss sections between the two falls. At 1.3 miles, the trail intersects the Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail. Such a crazy hike. The first 20 minutes of the hike were easy. 2 trails on an interactive map of the trail network. Julie starting on the Arethusa Falls Trail after leaving the railroad tracks by the trailhead. I’m glad we did as the climb was steep and it’s a lot easier to go up than down. 1) Doing the Arethusa trail alone is good for most folks. Trail Notes. At 1.3 miles, the trail intersects the Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail. The hike itself is not very hard and would rate it as more moderate. Arethusa Falls Trail This Trail is a 2.6 mile out and back trail (1.3 each way) from 302 in Crawford Notch. Arethusa Falls (CNN) A man died while hiking a trail in a New Hampshire state park Saturday, making for the third hiking/climbing-related fatality within a … In just over one mile you will cross the railroad tracks and return to the parking area. You’ll eventually need to turn right and hike down a series of stairs down to the falls and Bemis Brook, but the turn is well signed and you can’t miss it. One of the people I was with is an avid hiker, but not a winter hiker. Highly recommend. Arethusa Falls is a well-signed side road off of Route 302 about halfway between Bartlett and the Gates of the Notch. I wish there were people in the photo for scale. There might be a bit more climbing if you do Bemis Brook. Arethusa Falls Via Bemis Brook and Arethusa Falls Trails, Ripley Falls and Frankenstein Cliffs Loop, Mount Avalon and Mount Tom via Willey Range Trail, Mount Crawford, Stairs Mountain and Mount Resolution, Ethan Pond, Thoreau Falls, Shoal Pond Loop, Southern Presidentials, Dry River and Montalbans, Mount Willey, Mount Field and Mount Tom via Ethan Pond Trail, Arethusa Falls and Frankenstein Cliff Trail. The trail is challenging no doubt, but it's also short enough that families and kids can accomplish it. The 1.4 mile hike into Arethusa is relatively easy. These posts have been tagged with Arethusa Falls NH, or are within 1.5 miles of it. It's also a good trail for running with dogs. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Nature in all its glory! That’s why we were so surprised when we learned of Arethusa Falls in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The waterfall occurs when the headwaters of Bemis Brook tumble over a … Follow the blue blazes that mark the trail. A 1.5-mile hike leads visitors to the base of Arethusa Falls. The view of Crawford Notch atop Frankenstein is fantastic with a rooty, but relatively easy hike between the two. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. AMC’s White Mountain Guide lists the falls as “nearly 200 feet,” while New England Waterfalls estimates 160 feet. Arethusa Falls Region mountain bike trail map. Before reality TV, GPS devices, and dashboard computers, there was a coming of age for the Maine Warden Service. Got to the Cliff with no spikes. Many hikers complete this loop in the opposite direction. The Bemis Brook Trail requires snowshoes, even if you are only planning to come down that way. Then I came upon this sign, that said it’s only 6/10 of a mile from the trailhead to the cliff. The recently rerouted trail picks up … You can learn more on alltrails.com. Extraordinary November weather made this hike phenomenal. The falls were beautiful and the cliff was actually pretty magical as we were the only ones on the trail for a while.. Great trail, very well marked although not easy especially on some of the uphill climbs. This hike was great. You’ll want to make sure everyone is up for it before heading out. Although the Arethusa Falls Trail … While many, mistakenly, refer to Arethusa Falls as the highest waterfall in New Hampshire, it is, actually, second to Dryad Falls. Very well marked trail. The waterfall has the highest free fall drop of all NH waterfalls! Well worth the STEEP portion that will either start or end Bemis Brook depending on which direction you are coming from. The trail follows Bemis Brook for about .4 miles and rejoins the Arethusa Falls trail after parting from the Brook. The Arethusa Falls Trail is located within New Hampshire’s Crawford Notch State Park, which itself is contained within the larger White Mountains National Forest. Wow! Alternative Hikes. A little steep but well marked. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Désolé, il n'y a aucun circuit ni aucune activité disponible à la réservation en ligne à la date que vous avez sélectionnée. If you enjoyed this article, please check out my book, Arethusa Falls Trail Hike in Crawford Notch, NH. Cascades . My personal favorite part was the train tracks shortly after the cliff. Arethusa Falls Trail to Arethusa Falls Spur Trail. Frankenstein was shedding massive shafts of ice which violently shattered on the trail and could leave someone looking like Frankenstein—or in need of similar resurrection. Such an incredible view. Take the Arethusa Falls Trail (the main one) and then cross over to the outlook trail and you will be fine. I would advise going up Frankenstein Cliff first because it is very steep. When we hiked to Frankenstein cliff trail, it was icy. They look identical from a distance making it very easy to lose the trail. Do it. Lucked out with snow on trees and a rare sunny afternoon. At 1.3 miles, the trail intersects the Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail. Trail Notes. Continue to the left for Arethusa Falls, climbing a steeper set of steps before descending to the falls. Julie starting on the Arethusa Falls Trail after leaving the railroad tracks by the trailhead The smaller water features include Fawn Pool, and Coliseum Falls. Follow this spur for 0.2 mile as it drops 100 feet in elevation. At 1.3 miles, the trail intersects the Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail.Continue to the left for Arethusa Falls, climbing a steeper set of steps before descending to the falls. Arethusa Falls and Frankenstein Cliff Trail is a 8.2 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bartlett, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. When you are through viewing the falls, continue east on Arethusa Falls Trail. We used crampons which I highly recommend as there is some climbing involved. The first 20 minutes of the hike were easy. Arethusa Falls Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. The hike up to the waterfall was great. The trail for Arethusa Falls begins across the train tracks near a private home. Continue along the Arethusa Falls Trail (by going straight at the junction), which will bring you to the falls and back to your car eventually. It is steep and rooty. , very beautiful … Arethusa Falls is best used from March until October is both... 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