Falls: Rt. 302 in Livermore, NH at the same trailhead
Falls and Frankenstein Cliff. Take the Arethusa Falls Trail to
the split for the Bemis Trail (only a couple minutes from the trail
head). You can also see Bemis Falls along this trail.
The trail to Coliseum Falls isn't very long but there are some
tricky parts to navigate through. This isn't a flat trail by any
means, lots of exposed roots and rocks that you need to watch your
footing on which is why we graded the hike to Coliseum Falls as a
moderate hike in difficulty.
While viewing Coliseum Falls, if you turn around and look behind
you, you will see a fairly steep trail. At first glance it doesn't
really look like a trail but if you look closely your will see the
markers on the trees. If you take this trail be extra careful on this part of the
hike. It is very steep, but do-able. Some places you have to use
your hands to grab onto roots to stabilize yourself but it's not
"Straight up." You will end up on the
Arethusa Falls trail at the top of the ravine. You can choose to
walk back to the trail head by taking a right or head to
Arethusa Falls by
taking a left (straight). Well worth the extra hike
to Arethusa Falls.
Here is a short video of part of the Bemis Trail to Coliseum Falls:
Video of Coliseum Falls
This video of Coliseum Falls was taken a few days after heavy rains in the
beginning of October when the fall foliage was just beginning in the White
Mountain National Forest.
Coliseum Falls Photos:
Arethusa Falls trail parking. From here you can access the trails to:
and Frankenstein Cliff. Take the Arethusa Falls Trail to the split
for the Bemis Trail (only a couple minutes from the trail head). You
will also see Bemis
Falls along this trail to Coliseum Falls.