Hike to Franklin Falls



2 miles

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Added by Michael Matti

Great outing for the whole family. Beautiful waterfall. Easy hike (2 miles roundtrip).

This is an easy 2 mile roundtrip hike that leads to beautiful Franklin Falls. The trail is very well maintained and is easy for even young hikers to travel. The trail goes through the forest and along a gorge as you gain 400 feet in elevation to the falls.

There are a few places you can scramble down into the gorge which has a few really small waterfalls in it. But non of these falls compare to the size and beauty of Franklin Falls. Franklin Falls leads into a river that is shallow enough to walk across. There are some nice photos to be had if you wade out into the stream to get a more direct view of the falls.

It makes for a nice and easy snowshoe during the winter (depending on recent snowfall). Of course, stay out of the water and don't get too close to the falls if you do go in the wintertime. Also keep in mind it could be a longer hike if the road to the trailhead is too snowy to drive.

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8 months ago

Easy hike

The waterfall at the end is amazing and well worth the easy hike.


11 months ago

Love the falls

It's a relatively easy hike to Franklin falls, with not much elevation change and a short distance to hike. Beautiful waterfall at the end!

Soo Beutiful

Went for a late morning hike on such a beautiful day today! There were a lot of people, but not a problem, plenty of path for everyone! We didn’t have grippers, would have been nice, but not a deal breaker! When we got to the falls, I actually did not feel comfortable sliding down the last bit of trail holding onto a rope for fear of falling the wrong way because I am a bit of a chicken! I was plenty close enough and glad I got to see this spectacular site in the snow! I will definitely come back in the summer! The road to the actual parking lot is still closed, so be prepared for a bit of a walk before even getting to the trail, but that’s what we were there for....a hike! Definitely go, I had no idea this beautiful falls was right under I-90 and I have driven over it hundreds of times!

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