Glen Ellis Falls

A short hike with viewpoints to a lovely tall waterfall
Trail Activity
0.20 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Pinkham's Grant (NH)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Rock/Ledge, Stairways/Ladders
Permitted on leash


From the parking area, follow the trail signs to an underpass beneath NH-16. On the east side of the road, turn right to follow the Glen Ellis Falls trail. The trail is wide, but there are some places where hikers need to hike over boulders. There has been extensive trailwork on this trail with built stone overlooks with interpretive information over the top, middle and bottom of the falls. About halfway to the bottom of the falls, the trail goes down a series of wide stone steps. Remember, you have to climb back up to return to your car!

Other Information

Before you hike, know the hiker responsibility code and be prepared:

  • With knowledge and gear
  • To leave your plans
  • To stay together
  • To turn back
  • For emergencies
  • To share the hiker code with others.

 Visit the hikeSafe website to learn more!

Trail Manager

For more information, visit the White Mountain National Forest website or contact:

White Mountain National Forest: Androscoggin Ranger District

White Mountain National Forest: Androscoggin Ranger District
300 Glen Road
Phone: (603) 466-2713 x 0
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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Pack it in, pack it out. This goes for trash, leftover food, toilet paper, and hygiene products. If you brought it into nature, please bring it out.
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Trailhead Information

The turn off for the Glen Ellis Scenic area is on the west side of NH-16 11.2 miles south of Gorham and 11.3 miles north of the NH-16/US-302 intersection in Jackson. After turning into the scenic area parking, park in the pull-off around the loop. Please pay the day-use fee as described on the kiosk when entering the parking lot.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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