Mad River Falls
  • Town: Batchelders Grant
  • Rating: 2.5
  • Type: horsetails
  • Height: 100-foot total drop
  • Source: Mad River
  • Trail Length: 1.6 miles to the falls
  • Trail Difficulty: moderate
  • Altitude Gain: plus 300 feet
  • Hiking Time: 45 minutes

From the overlook opposite the falls, you notice that Mad River Falls consists of several horsetails falling into a yellow-tinted pool. Aside from admiring the 100-foot total drop of the falls, there is not much to do here. Exploring is extremely limited, as it would be dangerous to get closer to the falls, and photography is not an option because the falls lie under a heavy tree cover.

To justify a trip to Mad River Falls, add Bickford Slides, another waterfall accessed via a trail from Brickett Place, and Rattlesnake Flume and Pool, a waterfall and swimming hole off the Stone House Trail.

Waterfall details provided courtesy of www.NewEnglandWaterfalls.com.

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