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Address: Franconia, NH
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A 45-foot drop in Flume Gorge.

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Much better than the Flume!

Plenty of parking at the trailhead. Challenging hike with many waterfalls, each bigger than the last. We had lunch on a rock under the falls... magic!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of parking at the trailhead. Challenging hike with many waterfalls, each bigger than the last. We had lunch on a rock under the falls... magic!

Thank BigC320
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Took some effort to walk up the path alongside the running water. Sleet not very helpful as it was very cold.

Thank A B
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Avalanche Falls are at the end of the trail and they are beautiful! The trail is easy and less than a 20 - 30 minute walk filled with scenic trees, rocks and water. Very serene.

4 Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Orlando, Florida
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112 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Access by way of the flume gorge, very pretty falls, nice trees and rocks around it and good flow. The stairs and ramps to reach it are not too difficult, just take your time.

1 Thank Danielle O
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Beautiful falls and nice place to view falls colors - Nice place to stop and view n- scenic view and nice falls

1 Thank calliesk@yahoo.com
Reading, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is the culmination of the trail climb at the Flume Gorge. What an inspiring place. The waterfalls along the Flume Gorge are wonderful. The atmosphere within the gorge is precious and calming. As you do the trail up to Avalanche Falls you cannot help but be wrapped in its inspiration.

1 Thank JEM02882
Washington, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Bit of a hike on uneven ground, but breathtaking views. Surprised at number of people there during the week, definitely don't go on a weekend!

1 Thank momdzall
Oxford, Pennsylvania
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Avalanche Falls are part of the Flume Gorge hike and are at the highest point in the walk. Waterfall is nice but the walk to get there (and back) is even nicer

1 Thank HankW80
Pune, India
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice fall right at the end of flume george. The stairs leading to the fall gives different magnificent view from start to end. Though the height of fall is not much but still surroundings make it quite a view and water coming out gives a refreshing effect.

1 Thank harishlohar
Ottawa, Canada
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110 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We hiked the Flume Gorge trail from beginning to end, taking us about 2hrs in total (with lots of stops for photo ops along the way!) One of the highlights of the trail is Avalanche Falls at the top of the gorge, about midway along the trail. The falls thunder down a rock cut and you can stand in its... More 

2 Thank Trillium_Family

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