Woodstock, New Hampshire

Paradise Falls is a captivating 20-foot plunge waterfall nestled within the enchanting landscapes of the Lost River Gorge Reservation in North Woodstock, NH.

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Paradise Falls is a captivating 20-foot plunge waterfall nestled within the enchanting landscapes of the Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves Reservation in North Woodstock, New Hampshire. This picturesque waterfall is a true gem of nature, easily accessible via the Lost River boardwalk, conveniently located around the halfway point of the 0.6-mile Lost River Gorge Trail that meanders through the reservation in a loop. The boardwalk not only offers visitors a front-row view of Paradise Falls but also provides a breathtaking birds-eye perspective of this natural wonder.

Paradise Falls holds the distinction of being one of the most sought-after waterfalls in New England, thanks to its accessibility to all visitors exploring the reservation. A journey to this tourist attraction is well worth the company of fellow nature enthusiasts, particularly if you or your companions have a penchant for exploring caves and marveling at waterfalls. To assist visitors in planning their exploration, the trail map provided upon entrance clearly indicates the relative difficulty of each cave along the loop, making it easier to choose the caves that best suit your preferences and abilities.

As of 2023, the general admission rates for visitors aged 4 and older are $23 when purchased online in advance or $26 at the ticket booth, while children under 4 are granted free admission. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online in advance at lostrivergorge.com, as in-person ticket sales are not guaranteed. The reservation has taken measures to enhance the visitor experience by reducing capacity on an hourly and daily basis, and certain time blocks or days may be sold out.

The Lost River Gorge Reservation is open to visitors from May to October, providing ample opportunities to explore Paradise Falls and the surrounding natural wonders. While the waterfall typically showcases its full grandeur during the spring when water flow is at its peak, the reservation is a delightful destination year-round.

It's important to note that dogs, with the exception of service dogs, are not permitted within the Lost River Gorge Reservation. This policy ensures the safety and comfort of all visitors as they revel in the beauty and tranquility of this natural paradise.

Whether you're an avid nature enthusiast or simply seeking a serene escape to revel in the splendor of waterfalls and caves, a visit to Paradise Falls within the Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves Reservation promises a memorable and enchanting experience.

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Lost River Road, Woodstock, New Hampshire

GPS Coordinates:
44.037389, -71.780750
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Parking Notes:
There is ample parking at the Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves visitors center. Parking is free, but there is a fee to walk the trail and access Paradise Falls. You can learn more about the location by checking out the external website link below.


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