Waterfalls Near North Conway, NH



North Conway is one the greatest mountain towns in the United States. There is something for everyone here, from beautiful mountains, ski resorts, shopping outlets, scenic rivers, cozy inns, theme parks, and, of course.....waterfalls!

The waterfalls listed below are the best waterfalls that are close to the North Conway area. Each of these falls is within a 40-minute drive of downtown North Conway.

Enjoy these North Conway area waterfalls! And if you are looking for more things to do in North Conway, here is my top 25 attractions in North Conway list and my guide to Hiking near North Conway.





NORTH CONWAY WATERFALL MAP

Here is a map that shows all known waterfalls near North Conway:

map of waterfalls near North Conway

DIANA'S BATHS
Rating:
North Conway, New Hampshire
Lucy Brook
0.6 mile hike one-way (easy)

This family-favorite waterfall is one of the most popular falls in all of New England. Children love splashing in the dozens of small falls and pools that can be found here. The hike in is very easy (only 1.2 miles round-trip) on a nicely packed, well-maintained wide trail.

Diana's Baths, North Conway, New Hampshire FULL DESCRIPTION
Diana's Baths

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

LOWER FALLS
Rating:
Albany, New Hampshire
Swift River
Roadside

Lower Falls is quite possibly the most famous swimming hole in New England. If you've driven the Kancamagus Highway between Conway and Lincoln (NH 112), you've almost certainly seen or even stopped at this waterfall before. You may even have memories of this place from your childhood as several generations of families often visit here.

Lower Falls, Albany, New Hampshire FULL DESCRIPTION
Lower Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

SABBADAY FALLS
Rating:
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Sabbaday Brook
0.3 mile hike one-way (easy)

A short and pleasant hike off the Kancamagus Highway brings you to gorgeous Sabbaday Falls, one of the premier waterfalls of the White Mountains. Set in a pretty gorge, this falls is very easy to reach and is quite family-friendly.

Sabbaday Falls, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire FULL DESCRIPTION
Sabbaday Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

ROCKY GORGE
Rating:
Albany, New Hampshire
Swift River
0.1 mile hike one-way (easy)

Rugged and scenic, Rocky Gorge is a quick and easy jaunt just minutes from more great waterfalls along the Kancamagus Highway. This site is handicap-accessible.

Rocky Gorge, Albany, New Hampshire FULL DESCRIPTION
Rocky Gorge

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

JACKSON FALLS
Rating:
Jackson, New Hampshire
Wildcat Brook
Roadside

Come during the summer and spend the entire day in the swimming holes of this famous spot near downtown Jackson. The upper half of the falls is for swimming, while the lower falls are more thunderous. All of the falls are gorgeous during fall foliage.

Jackson Falls, Jackson, New Hampshire FULL DESCRIPTION
Jackson Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

GLEN ELLIS FALLS
Rating:
Jackson, New Hampshire
Ellis River
0.3 mile hike one-way (easy/moderate)

Fed by the cold waters of Mt. Washington, Glen Ellis Falls is a standout attraction in the White Mountains. Come see this 64-foot waterfall roar into its rocky basin.

Glen Ellis Falls, Jackson, New Hampshire FULL DESCRIPTION
Glen Ellis Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

THOMPSON FALLS
Rating:
Pinkhams Grant, New Hampshire
Thompson Brook
0.6 mile hike one-way (easy/moderate)

Thompson Falls is a lovely set of several waterfalls located near the Wildcat Mountain Ski Area. These clamshell-shaped falls represent the lowest falls found here.

Thompson Falls, Pinkhams Grant, New Hampshire FULL DESCRIPTION
Thompson Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

NANCY CASCADES
Rating:
Livermore, New Hampshire
Nancy Brook
2.8 mile hike one-way (moderate/difficult)

Nancy Cascades is a dreamy chain of several beautiful falls. Reaching the falls requires a tough hike that includes a lot of elevation gain and two brook crossings.

Nancy Cascasdes, Livermore, New Hampshire FULL DESCRIPTION
Nancy Cascades

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

WINNIWETA FALLS
Rating:
Jackson, New Hampshire
Miles Brook
0.9 mile hike one-way (moderate/difficult)

Up for an adventure? Reaching Winniweta Falls requires crossing the mighty Ellis River. This crossing keeps crowds far away, but it is typically doable from July through October (with some care, of course).

Winniweta Falls, Jackson, New Hampshire FULL DESCRIPTION
Winniweta Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

CRYSTAL CASCADE
Rating:
Pinkhams Grant, New Hampshire
Ellis River
0.3 mile hike one-way (easy/moderate)

Crystal Cascade is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of New England, and it is located on the slopes of the biggest and baddest mountain in the Northeast.

Crystal Cascade, Jackson, New Hampshire FULL DESCRIPTION
Crystal Cascade

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

CHAMPNEY FALLS
Rating:
Albany, New Hampshire
Champney Brook
1.7 mile hike one-way (moderate)

Champney Falls is a seasonal set of falls on the northern slopes of Mt. Chocorua.You'll want to hike to these falls in spring or after heavy rains, otherwise you run the risk of seeing only a trickle of water.


(photo credit: Jeb Fisher)
FULL DESCRIPTION
Champney Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

HELPFUL LINKS

Here are some helpful links to help you explore and enjoy more waterfalls and swimming holes throughout New England:
  • Waterfalls near Boston, Massachusetts > link
  • Waterfalls near Great Barrington, Massachusetts > link
  • Waterfalls near Brattleboro, Vermont > link
  • Waterfalls near Burlington, Vermont > link
  • Waterfalls near Stowe, Vermont > link
  • Waterfalls near Lincoln, New Hampshire > link
  • Waterfalls near Nashua, New Hampshire > link
  • Waterfalls near North Conway, New Hampshire > link
  • Waterfalls along the Kancamagus Highway > link
  • Top 25 Waterfalls of the White Mountains > link
  • Top Swimming Holes of the White Mountains > link
GUIDEBOOKS TO GET YOU THERE

The following guidebooks will help you discover more waterfalls throughout the White Mountains region as well as the rest of New England:



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