Glen Ellis Falls

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Glen Ellis Falls is an extremely popular 64-foot plunge waterfall in Pinkham Notch within the White Mountain National Forest. The waterfall source is Bear River which provides strong flow year-round but is best in the spring and after rainy days. Thousands of visitors flock to the waterfall each year.

The waterfall is located in a prime area of the White Mountains, near the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. Glen Ellis Falls has its own dedicated parking lot located off NH-16. The trailhead can be found at the southern end of the parking lot and the trail is only 0.4 miles out and back. Glen Ellis Waterfall Trail is rated as an easy trail, but it does have a very large set of stairs consisting of 150-200 steps. Glen Ellis Falls Trail allows dogs on leash.

Be sure to explore nearby Crystal Cascades and Thompson Falls, which are only minutes away!


Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 64 feet
  • Type: Plunge
  • Water source: Ellis River
  • Swimming: Prohibited and/or not possible


  • Park: White Mountain National Forest
  • Address: White Mountain Road
  • Town: Jackson
  • State: New Hampshire
  • GPS: Lat 44.24431 Lng -71.25250
  • Parking Notes: Parking for the waterfall can be found off NH-16 in Pinkham Notch. There are about 50-75 parking spaces around the loop road. There is a collection box for the $5 parking fee.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE

2 reviews for Glen Ellis Falls

  1. Tom Riley (store manager)

    Glen Ellis is a lovely New Hampshire waterfall. It is located just a short walk from the parking area, but the steps down to the base of the waterfall are steep – so go slow! Enjoy!

    Image #1 from Tom Riley
  2. Danielle

    Glen Ellis Falls, North Conway, NH.

    Image #1 from Danielle
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