Plan your own waterfall tour!Use these directions and descriptions to plan your own self-guided drive to one or all of these scenic falls.
Sabbaday Falls: This waterfall features three drops, pretty pools and a pothole formed by the swirling waters and sand. Though you can't swim in the falls, this is a great spot for picnics on warm spring days.
Glen Ellis Falls: The Ellis River plunges 64 feet to the basin below in a torrent of white water at this scenic spot. Nearby signs describe the geology and history of the area.
Crystal Cascade: This is a spectacular, two-tiered waterfall with a dramatic, 60-foot wall of water, followed by a 20-foot plunge, ending with the river making a 90-degree turn.
Thompson Falls: This is actually a series of falls along Thompson Brook at Wildcat Ski Area. The views of Mt. Washington from the highest ledge are worth the trip.
Arethusa Falls: Measuring about 176 feet, this is the highest single waterfall in New Hampshire. As a bonus, you can also view Bemis Brook Falls, Fawn Pool and Coliseum Falls while you're there.
Flume Cascade and Silver Cascade: These two falls are viewable from the car, but you can get close for a better look.
Ripley Falls and Kendron Flume: Enjoy an easy hike to the top of these waterfalls, where you'll discover swimming holes and pools upstream where you can take a cool splash when the weather is warm. Keep in mind that it is not safe to climb the face of the falls.
Jackson Falls: The locals head to Jackson Falls on hot summer days. Easily accessible, you'll find wonderful pools and small, cooling falls under which to drench yourself. A few picnic tables nearby offer the perfect spot for lunch, dinner or a cocktail to toast a successful waterfall hunt.
Diana's Baths: On a full moon night, this is one of the most romantic places in the world. The water supply for the area is located above this waterfall, so no access is allowed above, but the collection of small falls and pools offers the perfect place to relax and cool off. You'll need to hike about a half-mile, following a well-marked trail, to find this special place.