Eagle Cascade is a wonderful and remote waterfall located in Beans Purchase, New Hampshire. The waterfall has a total height of 40 feet and can be found along Charles Brook. Charles Brook flows strongest during spring when the snow melts and after heavy rainstorms. Considering the water flow is often greatest in the spring, the months of March, April, and May are recommended for visitors hoping to see the falls in peak conditions. That said, Eagle Cascade is an excellent location to visit year-round. The waterfall itself drops in a unique fan formation.
Accessing the waterfall is relatively easy. The waterfall is located in the Wild River Wilderness unit of the White Mountain National Forest. The wilderness features a well-marked trail system. Visitors seeking out Eagle Cascade can park in the dedicated parking lot on the east side of Main Road in Chatham. Walk across the road and then hike 2.4 miles to Eagle Cascade. The hike starts along Emerald Pool Trail (which passes the iconic Emerald Pool) and then to the Baldface Circle Trail. Lastly, take the Eagle Cascade Link Trail to reach the waterfall. In total, the hike out and back is 4.8 miles and the elevation gain is 1,040 feet.
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- Height: 40 feet viewable from the trail
- Type: Fan
- Water Source: Charles Brook
- Swimming: Not possible
Eagle Cascade Location
- Park: White Mountain National Forest
- Address: Main Road (also known as NH-113)
- Town: Beans Purchase
- State: New Hampshire
- GPS: 44.2466, -71.0562
- Parking Notes: There is a good-sized parking area located right off Main Road in Chatham, New Hampshire. Walk across the road to the trailhead. Parking is free.
- Parking Directions: HERE
- Location Directions: HERE