Waterfalls in the White Mountains.

Waterfalls in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.


A list of waterfalls in the White Mountains.
WARNING: Waterfalls can be dangerous! The rocks are almost always slippery, even when dry because the rushing water has made them very smooth, rocks can also be loose and the environment changes constantly.

Agassiz Basin

Route 112
North Woodstock, New Hampshire 03262
Agassiz Basin is located in North Woodstock New Hampshire.
Agassiz Basin (aka Indian Leap) is located in North Woodstock NH. The total height of Agassiz Basin is 8-10′.
Directions to Agassiz Basin: East of the Rt. 112 / Rt. 118 Junction, roadside

Arethusa Falls & Arthusa Falls Trail in New Hampshire

Livermore, New Hampshire 03812
Arethusa Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in New England! Arethusa Falls has the highest freefall drop of all New Hampshire waterfalls! If you …

Trailhead GPS Location: 44.148582, -71.366661
Directions to Arethusa Falls: Rt. 302 in Crawford Notch. 1.5 miles South of the historic Willey House. Located at Crawford Notch State Park.

Avalanche Falls & Liberty Gorge Cascade Lincoln New Hampshire

Franconia Notch, Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251
Avalanche Falls and Liberty Gorge Cascade is located in Lincoln New Hampshire.

Avalanche Falls & Liberty Gorge Cascade in Lincoln NH offers a 45 foot total drop. The best part of Avalanche Falls & Liberty Gorge Cascade is its location within The Flume Gorge in the White Mountain National Forest. This does make the area quite busy if you just wanted to view Avalanche Falls & Liberty Gorge Cascade itself.

Baby Flume (The Baby Flume)

I-93 Lincoln, New Hampshire 03580
The Baby Flume, located in Lincoln, NH is named after The Flume, a much larger attraction than the Baby Flume of coarse, it is also located at Franconia Notch State Park. The Baby Flume is an enticing attraction only because of it’s short (0.1 mile) easy hike along with the other nearby waterfalls like Kinsman Falls, The Basin, and Rocky Glen Falls.
The water at the Baby Flume is a green color from the minerals coming down from the mountain. The total drop of the waterfall is only about 7 feet.
Directions to The Baby Flume: Take I-93 to Lincoln NH. I-93 runs through Franconia Notch State Park. Park at the well-marked lot for the Basin. Follow signs for the Basin until you see the sign for The Baby Flume. GPS location for the parking lot is N44° 07.157′ | W071° 40.875′

Basin (The Basin)

I-93
Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251
The Basin is located in Lincoln NH at the Franconia Notch State Park. This is an easy to get to, handicapped accessible attraction in NH. We visited The Basin in Lincoln New Hampshire. Check the detailed information, photos and videos about the Basin below.
Directions to The Basin: Take I-93 to Lincoln NH. I-93 runs through Franconia Notch State Park. Park at the well-marked lot for the Basin. Follow signs for the Basin. Parking lot.

Beaver Brook Cascade and Beaver Brook Trail

Route 112
Woodstock, New Hampshire 03293
Beaver Brook Cascade is located at Kinsman Notch in Woodtock NH.
Beaver Brook Cascade offers a cascading 500 foot total drop with the largest drop in the cascade is 80 feet. The hike to Beaver Brook Cascade waterfall is a challenging 1.1 miles from the trailhead along Beaver Brook Trail which is part of the Appalacian Trail and takes you to the summit of Mt Moosilauke in Benton NH.

Beecher and Pearl Cascades Carroll New Hampshire

Route 302
Carroll, New Hampshire 03598
Beecher and Pearl Cascades is located in Carroll New Hampshire. Both Beecher Cascade and Pearl Cascade are found on the same trail loop called the Cascade Loop.

Directions to Beecher and Pearl Cascades trail location: Rt. 302 in Carroll. The hiking trail begins behind the Crawford Depot which is an old train station still in use as a scenic railroad.

Bemis Falls Livermore New Hampshire: Waterfall and Hiking Info

Route 302
Livermore, New Hampshire 03251
Bemis Falls is located in Livermore, New Hampshire. You can view Bemis Falls along your hike to Arethusa Falls.
Directions to Bemis Falls: Rt. 302 in Livermore, NH at the same trailhead for Arethusa Falls, and Frankenstein Cliff. Take the Arethusa Falls Trail to the split for the Bemis Brook Trail (only a couple minutes from the trail head). You can also see Coliseum Falls along this trail.

Brickett Falls North Chatham New Hampshire

Route 113
North Chatham, New Hampshire 03813
Brickett Falls is located in Chatham NH. Brickett Falls has a total drop of 30 feet
Directions to Brickett Falls: Mount Meader Trail head on the side of Rt. 113 in North Chatham, NH. The hike is approximately 1.2 miles from the trailhead.

Bridal Veil Falls and Coppermine Trail Franconia New Hampshire

Route 116
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New Hampshire 03580
Bridal Veil Falls is located in Franconia NH and has an 80 foot total drop. Bridal Veil Falls is part of the Coppermine Brook
Directions to Bridal Veil Falls: Take the Coppermine Trail on the side of Rt. 116 on the Franconia NH / Easton NH border. The hike to Briodal Veil Falls is approximately 2.6 miles with 1,100 feet in elevation gain.

Campton Falls

Route 175
Campton, New Hampshire 03223
Campton Falls (Aka Beebe River Falls) is located in Campton NH and has a total drop of 15 feet. Despite its’ rather short drop Campton Falls tends to have good water flow making this a powerful thundering waterfall.
Campton Falls Directions: I-93 to exit 27 onto Blair Rd. Go to stop sign and take a left onto Rt. 175 Look for the bridge over Beede River. The Falls are near the road by the bridge.

Cascade Brook Falls Lincoln New Hampshire

Franconia Notch
Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251
Cascade Brook Falls is located in Lincoln NH and has a 200 foot total drop. Cascade Brook Falls is near The Basin so you can use the same trailhead parking.
Cascade Brook Falls Directions: I-93 to Franconia Notch, follow signs for the “Basin.” Take the Cascade Brook Trail.

Cold Brook Falls Randolph New Hampshire

Route 2
Randolph, New Hampshire 03593
Cold Brook Falls is located in Randolph New Hampshire. Located just off of Route 2 this short hike of only about 150 feet offers a quick view of Cold Brook Falls …

Coliseum Falls Livermore New Hampshire

Route 302
Livermore, New Hampshire 03812
Directions to Coliseum Falls: Rt. 302 in Livermore, NH at the same trailhead for Arethusa 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.

Crystal Cascade Pinkham Notch

Route 16
Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire 03846
Crystal Cascade is located in Pinkham Notch New Hampshire and offers a 100 foot total drop.

Directions to Crystal Cascade: On Rt. 16 in Pinkham Notch. Park and walk from the Appalachian Mountain Club Pinkham Notch Visitor’s Center on Rt. 16.

Diana’s Baths

West Side Rd
Bartlett, New Hampshire 03812
Diana’s Baths, located in Bartlett New Hampshire and sits near the North Conway town line. Diana’s Baths offer a well marked and well maintained trail to the waterfall.
Directions to Diana’s Baths: Diana’s Baths are located on West Side Rd on the North Conway/Bartlett town line just North of Cathedral Ledge within the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Cathedral Ledge can be easily seen on your drive North on West Side Rd. headed towards Rt. 302. The parking area for Diana’s Baths is very well marked with a state sign along the roadway. There is a small cash fee to enter.

Ellen’s Falls Albany New Hampshire

Route 112
Albany, New Hampshire 03818
Ellen’s Falls is located in Albany NH and part of Hobbs Brook. Allen’s Falls offers a 25 foot total drop but its not an easy hike with no direct trail access to Ellen’s Falls. The hike is roughly 3/4 mile of very dense forest.
Directions to Ellen’s Falls: Take Kancamagus Highway (Rt. 112) and park on the side of the road near the Swift River. See map below for best parking area. Cross Rt. 112 and follow Hobbs Brook to the waterfall. Since there really isn’t a good trail it is best to follow the brook to and from Ellen’s Falls so you don’t get lost in the White Mountain National Forest!

Flume Cascade Hart’s Location New Hampshire

Route 302
Hart’s Location, New Hampshire 03812
Flume Cascade is located in Crawford Notch in Hart’s Location New Hampshire. Flume Cascade has a total drop of 690 feet!
Flume Cascade Directions: The Flume Cascade is located at mile marker 44 on Rt. 302 in Hart’s Location on the side of the road, in fact it ends under the bridge on Route 302 There is a parking lot off the road

Franconia Falls Lincoln New Hampshire

Kancamagus Highway (Route 112)
Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251
Franconia Falls is located in Lincoln NH. Franconia Falls has a 35 foot total drop. The hike to Franconia Falls is a bit long for most inexperienced hikers but the trail is well-marked and very popular.
Franconia Falls Directions: Directions to Franconia Falls: I-93 to exit 32 onto the Kancamagus Highway (Rt. 112) for about 5 miles. Parking and trailhead is on the left at the Lincoln Woods Visitor Center. Watch for sign on left side of the road (sign photo below). Large parking area and ranger station is located here.

Georgiana and Harvard Falls Lincoln New Hampshire

Hanson Farm Road
Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251
Georgiana and Harvard Falls is located in Lincoln NH along Harvard Brook. Georgiana Falls, aka, Lower Falls has a 30 foot total drop. Harvard Falls, aka Upper Georgiana Falls has a 60 foot total drop. Most hikers miss Harvard Falls (the upper portion of the falls) because the trail is not well traveled, or marked.
Georgiana and Harvard Falls Directions: Parking area is on Hanson Farm Road in Lincoln. There is an unmarked trails there. Georgiana Falls are a 1.3 mile hike. Harvard Falls are a 1/2 mile past Georgiana Falls and the trail is much rougher and steeper.

Gibbs Falls Crawford Notch New Hampshire

Route 302
Bean’s Grant, New Hampshire 03589
Glen Ellis Falls is one of the best waterfalls in New Hampshire for many reasons. It is easy to get to, has a well maintained trail with signs that give you some of the history of Glen Ellis Waterfall and the Ellis River, and above all an experience that you won’t forget.
Directions to Glen Ellis Falls: Take Rt. 16 to Pinkham Notch in the White Mountain National Forest. 1/2 mile South of the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center is the parking area on the West side of the road. The trail and parking area and very clearly marked as shown in the photos below. Walk through the tunnel under the road, down the rocks steps to the base of Glen Ellis Falls.

Glen Ellis Falls Jackson New Hampshire

Route 16 Pinkham Notch
Jackson, New Hampshire 03846
Glen Ellis Falls is one of the best waterfalls in New Hampshire for many reasons. It is easy to get to, has a well maintained trail with signs that give you some of the history of Glen Ellis Waterfall and the Ellis River
Directions to Glen Ellis Falls: Take Rt. 16 to Pinkham Notch in the White Mountain National Forest. 1/2 mile South of the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center is the parking area on the West side of the road. The trail and parking area and very clearly marked as shown in the photos below. Walk through the tunnel under the road, down the rocks steps to the base of Glen Ellis Falls.

Jackson Falls in Jackson New Hampshire

Carter Notch Rd
Jackson, New Hampshire 03846
Jackson Falls is very easy to get to as it sits on the side of the road in downtown Jackson New Hampshire.
Directions to Jackson Falls: Take Rt. 16 to Rt. 16-A (Village Rd.) over the Jackson Covered Bridge (Honeymoon Bridge) to Rt. 16-B (Carter Notch Rd.) go .3 mile to Jackson Falls. Plenty of parking at the bottom and the top of the falls on the right.

Kinsman Falls in Lincoln New Hampshire

Franconia Notch
Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251
Kinsman Falls in Lincoln, New Hampshire is an easy hike with lots of root ladders. It follows the stream the entire hike up the mountain, so will get to see many other unnamed cascades and waterfalls along this hike through the White Mountain National Forest.
Directions to Kinsman Falls: Take I-93 to Lincoln NH. I-93 runs through Franconia Notch State Park. Park at the well-marked lot for the Basin. Follow signs for the Basin until you see the sign for Kinsman Falls.

Lower Ammonoosuc Falls

Lower Falls Rd
Carroll, New Hampshire 03598
Lower Ammonoosuc Falls in Carroll NH is found along Rt. 302 near Fabyan’s Restaurant. This is a decent set of falls for anyone looking for a dramatic cascading style waterfall that has decent water flow even in drier weather. This falls can even be accessed in the Winter time by snowmobile, found on snowmobile corridor 11 in Carroll, NH
Directions to Lower Ammonoosuc Falls: Rt. 302 to Old Cherry Mountain Rd. Take an immediate left onto Lower Falls Rd. Go to the end of the road to the parking lot. Follow the dirt road beyond the gate at the end of the parking lot .2 mile. The dirt road was an old road that is now used as a snowmobile trail.

Lower Falls on the Kancamagus Highway

Route 112
Albany, New Hampshire 03818
Lower Falls is located on Route 112 (Kancamagus Highway) in Albany, New Hampshire. Once on the Kancamagus Highway, follow the Swift River on the North side of the …

Mossy Glen Falls Randolph New Hampshire

Carlton Notch Trail
Randolph, New Hampshire 03593
Mossy Glen Falls in Randolph New Hampshire offers a 40 foot total drop with variations of different cascades and pools along Carlton Brook.
Directions to Mossy Glen Falls in Randolph: Take Town Rd in Randolph to the end and park, the hike starts there. Take a left onto Carlton Notch Trail, go 600′ then take a left at the fork in the trail. Then follow Carlton Brook to Mossy Glen Falls. Map below shows trailhead parking area. Note: We have not yet verified these directions to Mossy Glen Falls.

Nancy Cascades Livermore New Hampshire

Route 302 at Crawford Notch
Livermore, New Hampshire 03812
Nancy Cascades in Livermore New Hampshire is one of the tallest waterfalls in NH. At just over 350 feet Nancy Cascades offers all types of different paterns of waterfalls from cascades to straight drops.
Nancy Cascades Directions: Park at the Davis Trailhead on Rt. 302 near the Notchland Inn, then follow the sign for Nancy Cascades and Nancy Pond along the Nancy Pond Trail.

Paradise Falls at Lost River Gorge New Hampshire

1712 Lost River Road, Route 112
North Woodstock, New Hampshire 03262
Paradise Falls is also know as: Falls of Prosperine, and Falls at the Lost River Gorge.
Paradise Falls is a beautiful waterfall with easy access due to it being privately owned and maintained as a tourist attraction.
Paradide Falls has a 35′ total drop and has a walkway along the side of the waterfall. The falls are fed by Lost River.
Directions to Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves: Take I-93 to Exit 32. Right at the bottom of the off ramp onto Route 112 west. Follow Rt. 112 for 6.5 miles. Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves will be on the right hand side at the top of the hill.

Ripley Falls, Hart’s Location New Hampshire

Route 302
Hart’s Location, New Hampshire 03575
Ripley Falls is located in Hart’s Location NH and offers a beautiful 100′ drop. Ripley Falls is one of our must see NH waterfalls!
Directions to Ripley Falls: Take Rt. 302 to Hart’s Location. You will see the sign right on Rt. 302 (see photos). Follow the road to the top of the steep hill. Park and walk up trail. Carefully cross railroad tracks to continue up the trail to Ripley Falls.

Rocky Glen Falls Lincoln New Hampshire

Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251
Rocky Glen Falls is located in Lincoln NH. Rocky Glen Falls has a total drop of 37 feet in a series of 3 waterfalls along the Cascade Brook in Franconia Notch.
Directions to Rocky Glen Falls: Take I-93 to Lincoln NH. I-93 runs through Franconia Notch State Park. Park at the well-marked lot for the Basin, and follow signs for the Basin until you see the sign for Rocky Glen Falls.

Rocky Gorge Albany New Hampshire

Kancamagus Highway (Route 112)
Albany, New Hampshire 03818
Rocky Gorge was formed by a mile high glacier at this location about 10,000 years ago. The Gorge was created by the melting of this glacier.
Location of Rocky Gorge: Rt. 112 (Kancamagus Highway). Rocky Gorge Scenic Area and waterfall is located 5.7 mile East of Sabbaday Falls on the Kancamagus Highway and 2.3 miles West of Lower Falls

Sabbaday Falls Albany New Hampshire

Kancamagus Highway
Albany, New Hampshire 03818
Sabbaday Falls is located on the Kancamagus Highway in Albany NH. The parking area at Sabbaday Falls accommodates quite a few visitors as this is one of the most frequently visited waterfalls in NH.
Directions to Sabbaday Falls: On Rt. 112 (the Kancamagus Highway in Albany) Parking area for Sabbaday Falls is very well marked.

Silver Cascade Hart’s Location New Hampshire

Route 302
Hart’s Location, New Hampshire 03575
Silver Cascade is located in Hart’s Location NH. This waterfall has no hike as it is located and seen along the road.
Directions to Silver Cascade: Silver Cascade is located on Rt. 302 in Hart’s Location on the side of the road. There is a parking lot on the side of the road, be careful crossing the highway as cars tend to go very fast through this area and visibility can be tricky.

The Flume Gorge Lincoln New Hampshire

Franconia Notch
Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251
The Flume Gorge at Franconia Notch State Park in Lincoln, NH is a naturally made gorge created by glaciers. The gorge extendis 800 feet at the base of Mt. Liberty. The walls of granite rise to a height of 90 feet and range from 12 to 20 feet apart. The state park is almost 6,700 acres.
Directions to Flume Gorge: On I-93/Route 3, Franconia Notch Parkway, Lincoln/Franconia

Thompson’s Falls and Emerald Pool New Hampshire

Route 16
Pinkham’s Grant, New Hampshire 03846
Thompson’s Falls and Emerald Pool is located in Pinkham’s Grant, NH. This New Hampshire waterfall offers a 200′ total drop along Thompson Brook.
Directions to Thompson’s Falls / Emerald Pool: Rt. 16, 1.5 South of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Pinkham Notch Camp, park at Wildcat Ski Area, Lot C. Follow signs. Total hike distance is about 3/4 mile

Thoreau Falls Bethlehem New Hampshire

Zealand Rd.
Jefferson, New Hampshire 03574
Thoreau Falls in Bethlehem NH has a total drop of 80′ along the Pemigewasset River. The Pemigewasset River is also know as “The Pemi”.
Directions to Thoreau Falls: Take Rt. 302 to Zealand Rd in Jefferson. At the end of Zealand Rd is Zealand Trail in Bethlehem. Take Zealand Trail to Ethan Pond Trail then to Thoreau Falls Trail. The trail to the waterfall is part of the Appalachian Trail.

Triple Falls Gorham, New Hampshire

Dolly Copp Rd.
Gorham, New Hampshire 03581
Triple Falls is made up of 3 waterfalls of various heights with a total drop of 650′ along Town Line Brook (Triple Falls is on the Gorham NH and Randolf NH border): Evans Fall, Proteus Fall and Erebus Fall (no “s” on “fall” as indicated by the signage there). These 3 waterfalls all blend in together and are difficult to distinguish one from the other as they are one on top of another. They are signed at each waterfall to help distinguish one from the other.
Directions to Triple Falls: Triple Falls is located on Dolly Copp Rd near Dolly Copp Campground on the North side of Mt. Washington in the White Mountain National Forest. Accessed from either Rt. 2 or Rt. 16. If you come in via Rt. 2, take Pinkham B Rd. Since the falls are on the town line, the road changes name at the bridge where the falls are. Park in the parking area just West of the bridge.

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