5.4 miles round-trip
575 feet of elevation gain
This hike has a fairly easy grade; it is a mostly-flat hike to the falls. At 1.5 miles, you will cross Zealand River on a bridge. After a few water crossings, you will find yourself in an open area of beaver ponds that you will walk through on boardwalks. After a while, the trail is on the ground again. The whole trail is 2.5 miles. I would recommend going to Zealand Falls Hut (an extra couple tenths of a mile) to see the upper part of the falls as well as stop by the hut and say "hello." The waterfalls are beautiful and so is the trail leading up to them. Check out my personal pictures of this hike! You can also check out a great collection of pictures of Zealand Falls here: http://www.newenglandwaterfalls.com/nh-zealandfalls.html.