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Great hike and view

Beautiful scenery with an easy hike to the top. Not much water at this time of year but worth the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Springfield, Virginia
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Excellent hike and so beautiful

This is a beautiful area. I got some great pictures and we had a fabulous time-the trail is not too... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Fort Worth
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Route 26, One-half Mile SE of Grafton Notch State Park, Newry, ME
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chose the mid rating because we did not actually get to the Falls. It is very popular and families were easily walking the rocky trail with small inclines and multiple tree roots. They carried their bathing suits so I imagine it is a popular swimming...More

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We walked step falls which was a nice hike to the top. There wasn't much water their, enough you still had to navigate, but it wasn't rushing in October, but it was a blast. Its a pretty easy walk up all the rocks with only...More

1  Thank Greg M
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery with an easy hike to the top. Not much water at this time of year but worth the trip.

Thank watchlover
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful area. I got some great pictures and we had a fabulous time-the trail is not too difficult for most folks (small kids, seniors, and the very out of shape might have some trouble). I was really disturbed to find however that...More

2  Thank notfromtexas71
Reviewed 1 September 2017

These falls were MUCH better for swimming than Screw Auger, but the walk was much, much longer and steeper. What I read was that this was a 0.5 mile (one way) easy walk to the falls; it seemed a lot longer than 0.5 mile, and...More

4  Thank Sherri M
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I've been to Step Falls at high and low water. In the spring, it's an impressive series of Class VI drops with unusual access to the adjacent granite, so you can sit right next to a raging waterfall and have a picnic. Very impressive to...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend a day. Pack a lunch and hike to the top. Relax and enjoy. Bring a bathing suit. The water is a must! A good pair of water shoes is suggested! My kids and I went twice. They had to do...More

Thank ellensw68
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The parking is fairly well marked but limited in spaces, so I would recommend getting there before noon. The cost is free but they do have a donation box. The walk in is pretty easy, a little up hill and some tree roots and rocks...More

1  Thank Goatmagic
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This place was amazing beyond words! By far one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The short hike leads you to some incredible waterfalls and natural pools, gentle enough to slide down, and cold enough to cool you off. The hike is...More

1  Thank Alexandra_Brook
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Wow, This place is just amazing. The walk is moderate and about 15 minutes. The steps are so beautiful. Very close the screw auger falls (1.5 miles away)

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Teresa W
14 June 2017|
Response from notfromtexas71 |
I would say no. There are many irregular stone steps and parts of the trail have a lot of roots; and the trail can be narrow in spots as well.