Rocky Gorge

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Rocky Gorge is a beautiful waterfall located in Albany, New Hampshire right off the Kancamagus Highway. The waterfall has a total height of 15 feet and it can be found along the Swift River. The Swift River flows strongest during spring when the snow melts and after heavy rainstorms. Although it is best to explore the waterfall in the spring to guarantee the most watershed, Rocky Gorge is a great spot to visit year-round.

The waterfall itself drops in a unique formation consisting of lovely cascades. Photographers often enjoy taking long-exposure photos of the waterfall because there are many rocks where photographers can set up tripods.

Accessing the waterfall is super easy. The waterfall is located in the White Mountain National Forest which features a well-marked trail system. Visitors can park in the Rocky Gorge Scenic Area parking lot and then walk just about 1/10 of a mile to the falls. The waterfall trail is family-friendly, but be sure to walk carefully along the rocks as they can be slippery. Dogs are also allowed on the trail and through the entirety of the White Mountain National Forest. 

If you’re looking to see some other amazing waterfalls nearby, be sure to check out Pitcher Falls and Champney Falls which are less than 2 miles away!

Waterfall Specs

  • Height: Total drop of 15 feet
  • Type: Cascades
  • Water Source: Swift River
  • Swimming: Not allowed

Rocky Gorge Location

  • Park: White Mountain National Forest
  • Address: Kancamagus Highway
  • Town: Albany
  • State: New Hampshire
  • GPS: Lat 44.004171 Lng -71.278133
  • Parking Notes: There is a large parking area for Rocky Gorge, located just off the Kancamagus Highway. The parking lot can hold about 50 cars and fees are charged at a self-pay station. There are restrooms and picnic tables in the parking area.  It is $5 a day to parking in the White Mountain parking lots, yearly passes are also available.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE

3 reviews for Rocky Gorge

  1. Ben

    Always fun stopping at the Rocky Gorge Scenic Area along the Kancamangus Highway

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  2. Nicole

    Rocky Gorge in the White Mountains

    Image #1 from Nicole
  3. Nish

    Rocky Gorge

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