Brickett Falls is a very nice waterfall located in Chatham, New Hampshire. The waterfall has a total height of 60 feet and can be found along Mill Brook. Mill Brook is a pretty seasonal brook that flows strongest during the spring when the snow is melting. Due to the brook being so seasonal, it is best to visit the waterfall during the months of March, April, and May to view the highest water levels. That said, the waterfall is still a nice place to visit year-round.
The waterfall itself drops in a unique formation consisting of a number of horsetails and slides along with a series of cascades. There are two small pools at the waterfall at the upper and lower section. The lower pool at the base of the waterfall is decent for swimming. It is not extremely deep but can be waded around on warm summer days.
Accessing the waterfall is relatively easy. The waterfall is located in the White Mountain National Forest which features a renowned well-marked trail system. Visitors seeking out Brickett Falls can park along Main Street (NH-113) right at the trailhead to the Mount Meader Trail. Follow the Mount Meader Trail for 1 mile to reach the waterfall. In total, the out-and-back hike is 2 miles and 217 feet of elevation is gained. The waterfall trail is family-friendly and a great way to get some hiking in. Dogs are also allowed on the route.
- Height: 60 feet
- Type: Horsetails, slides, and cascades
- Water Source: Mill Brook
- Swimming: Good at the lower pool