Devil’s Den, Silver Ripple Cascade
I guess there used to be a sign for “Devil’s Den Road” but during our visit it had been removed. From the intersection of 120 and South Arm Road, follow South Arm Road for about 4.6 miles. When you see the narrow black and white post sign marking the “Andover Town Line,” take the first left-hand turn after it. Currently the dirt road just has some small faded white signs, and a warning that there are horses on this road. Follow the dirt road for a few minutes and you come to a wooden bridge with yellow gates. Park here, and the trail is to the left hand side, just before the bridge.
We aren’t sure who owns this land, but it is clearly a popular ATV trail. The trails to the water are well worn, and there were a number of visitors there. There were no signs prohibiting access.
New England Waterfalls lists this as a swimming place, though the rocks in the pool seem like they are quite silty, and the water is black. We didn’t see anyone swimming so we can’t say for sure if it is safe/desirable to swim in, or what areas people do swim in. It is a beautiful gorge with multiple waterfalls though, and worth seeing. There are large rocks to picnic on, and the area has sort of a mossy, dark, quiet atmosphere. Kind of elvish.
Mind that the gorge is a drop, and if you have children with you you’ll want to guide them, as there are gorges on either side of the trail. The trail itself isn’t dangerous, and the short walk is easy and well worn.
- 5 min.
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