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Frankenstein Cliff
Harts Location, NH, Livermore, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail
The Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail

Route: Ethan Pond Trail, Ripley Falls Trail, Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail, Frankenstein Cliff Trail, Falcon Cliff Trail

Rugged trail between the falls and the ridge. Not much to see at the highpoint, but decent views from Falcon Cliff further down the ridge.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Frankenstein Cliff
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Moderate
Crowds: Heavy

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Parking Elevation: 1,440'
Destination: Frankenstein Cliff
Time Elapsed: 00:44
Trailhead Elevation: 1,440'
Summit Elevation: 2,451'
Vertical Gain: 1,211'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:00
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,611'

The Ethan Pond Trail trailhead
The Ethan Pond Trail trailhead

Ripley Falls
Ripley Falls

Slight views south from near the grown in top vista on Frankenstein Cliff - Click to enlarge
Slight views south from near the grown in top vista on Frankenstein Cliff

Directions to trailhead: Take US 302 West from Bartlett. Shortly after passing Frankenstein Cliff (on the left), the Appalachian Trail crosses. Take a left here, proceeding past the overflow parking up to the end of the paved road and the parking area. The Ethan Pond Trail trailhead is also here, almost immediately crossing the railroad tracks.

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