Cascade Path is a hiking trail in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 1,548 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 520 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.
Cascade Path Professional Reviews and Guides
"This easy hike close to Waterville Valley combines woodland hiking with waterfall exploration and views from the top of Snows Mountain. The area is filled with ski trails and walking paths, so you will need to pay attention to stay on the right trail. Detailed maps of the area can be purchased at the Jugtown Deli in Waterville Valley if you want to have an extra level of information. The highlight of the hike is the series of cascades and waterfalls along Cascade Brook, which is best visited in the spring when the water is high, although kids will find this hike interesting at any time of year. Spring is also a good time to catch the woods full of wildflowers."
--Jerry & Marcy Monkman, Discover the White Mountains of New Hampshire (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"Perfect on a hot summer day, this pleasant walk cuts through the woods to a string
of some of the state’s finest swimming holes. There are many brooks named Cascade Brook in New Hampshire, but on a hot summer day, this is the best one. This short hike leads to a string of swimming holes and rock waterslides. Plan for plenty of time to relax and swim—you won’t want to leave!"
--Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair, Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"Hikers who love waterfalls, have an active family, or need something to do on a drizzly day should enjoy the Cascade Path. Since these criteria include most everyone sooner or later.It’s no wonder that this easy trail, smack in the middle of Waterville Valley, has become a popular family hike.Special attractions: Beautiful falls on Cascade Brook and close-up view; of Waterville Valley from ski trails on Snow's Mountain."
--Larry Pletcher, Hiking New Hampshire (Falcon Guides).
"This is a pleasant, easy walk to a beautiful series of small waterfalls in Waterville Valley near the resort community. A number of connecting trails provide a potential longer hike if you do not mind wading across a stream."
--Robert N. Buchsbaum, AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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