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The Rattlesnakes - Hiking

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Arethusa Falls & Frankenstein Cliff - Hiking

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Arethusa Falls (2,000 ft) Frankenstein Cliff (2,150 ft) Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft cumulative Trails: Arethusa Falls and Frankenstein Cliff Distance: 4.7 miles roundtrip Duration: 4 hours Difficulty: Moderate
I don't get a chance to drive through Crawford Notch very often, but when I do, it's always a treat to see how beautiful this part of the White Mountains are. I met with other members of the New England Over 50 Hiking group this morning at the trailhead of the upper parking lot just off of Route 302. The weather was perfect, a bit chilly but sunny and comfortable.
Reading other reviews of this particular hike, most take the Frankenstein Cliff trail first, then make the loop to the falls. Steve, our meetup group organizer, took us in the opposite direction.   The trail to the falls is pleasant and an easy hike walk. There were several wooden bridge crossings and no grand views as the trail is entirely wooded. There were many others on the trail as well. And since it was such a beau…