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Garfield Falls

Length: 0.5 miles out-and-back

Difficulty (click for info): Beginner

Elevation Gain: -100 feet

Rating (click for info): 8/10

Height: 40'

River: East Branch of Dead Diamond River

Best Time to Visit:
Visit on a day when you have other things planned in this remote area. Make sure to visit Magalloway Mountain while you're making the effort to drive down Magalloway Road.

Driving Directions:
Trailhead and parking area are on Magalloway Road in Pittsburg, NH. Magalloway Road leaves the east side of Rt. 3 11.5 miles north of Rt. 145. Drive 12 miles down this logging road, ignoring smaller spur roads leading away from the main road. Watch for logging trucks, which always have the right-of-way. Park in a small parking area near a kiosk. The trail leaves on the opposite side of the road as the parking area.

About the Hike:
Since it is located just about as far away from civilization as possible in New Hampshire, some explorers may question driving 12 miles down a rough logging road just to see a waterfall. But Garfield Falls is worth the effort. Aside from the driving, the hike to the waterfall takes only about 15 minutes, and it's down an easy dirt path. The 40-foot, voluminous cataract is a striking feature in the total isolation of the wilderness. After taking in the scenery of the area, you can venture down to the river, or try bushwhacking upstream to see another waterfall.

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