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Purgatory Falls - Lower Falls

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good walk with good company

Spending an hour away drive from Massachusetts that gives us time to have a calm and enjoyable... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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Nice hike

As I write this NH is in a drought. Very little rain has fallen this year and last year we had very... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2016
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  • Average9%
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  • Terrible9%
Feb 12, 2019
“A great pet friendly hike”
Oct 2, 2018
“Amazing Dog Friendly Hike”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Purgatory Road, Lyndeborough, NH 03082
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

This place was gorgeous, such a fun hike. A few parts were pretty steep so def. Watch your footing. My dogs loved it and also loved the water lol.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Arthur L
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This place is so beautiful and super dog friendly. I let my two Aussies off leash, there are some dangerous and steep areas where I did leash them though. Trains could have been marked better but overall loved it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Arthur L
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Spending an hour away drive from Massachusetts that gives us time to have a calm and enjoyable company of friends to catch up with. This place is less congested, mosquitoes presence were around, so don’t forget to spray some repellent but all-in-all it was great!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank tonettej616
Reviewed October 2, 2017

My husband and I are in fairly decent shape and we've done our share of traveling, including hiking, and we are very familiar with how to use a GPS. That said, finding the trail head at either end of the Purgatory Falls Trail almost had...More

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank Yankee L
Reviewed June 21, 2017

What an awful hike! Purgatory Falls is poorly marked, so it's difficult to find even with a GPS. Once there, there really isn't much to see outside of a couple of small hidden waterfalls amidst a after a ten to fifteen minute walk in the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Cherry_Wonderdog
Reviewed April 30, 2017

I love the outdoors and photography, this hike is a perfect combination. I went with a group and we spent a little over 4 hours moving at a leisurely pace and stopping to admire the views along the way.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Brooks P
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

As I write this NH is in a drought. Very little rain has fallen this year and last year we had very little snow. Even with these conditions this was a great place for a hike. The falls were flowing but very limited. The pool...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Tradervic21
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Although this area is pretty dry right now, the falls were so peaceful and relaxing. Nice to recline on one of the huge granite boulders in the midst of the falls under the canopy of the trees and just chill! Trail is not well marked...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Lisa S
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

This is s nice quick hike to some beautiful falls. The good thing about this hike is that if you are ambitious you can add many more miles on and spend a day of it. Some of the trails are not marked the best and...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Bden99
Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

The trail to the lower falls begins at a small parking area off Wilton Road. A small 8.5x11" sign marks the entrance to the parking area. The trail is well maintained and traveled but poorly and infrequently marked but the high traffic has packed the...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Stephanie R
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crystal r
April 20, 2017|
Response from Bethany C |
If you put 499 North River Rd Milford, NH in your gps, that will bring you to a dairy farm called Fitch. If Fitch farm is on your right then the lower falls parking lot will be just down the street in the left. Hope that... More