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Glen Ellis Falls Trail [CLOSED] is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gorham, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.4 mi Elevation gain 78 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Closed

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NOTE: Users have reported that starting July 13, 2020, this trail will be closed for 10 weeks due to renovations. Please check with the park for more information. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/whitemountain/notices/?cid=FSEPRD768184

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Reviews (281)
Photos (173)
Recordings (170)
Completed (695)
Elana Shapiro
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HikingMuddy

This was such a nice trail to go on with our kids. One it almost 5 and the other is (a very athletic) 22 month old. They both did great, we just had to hold their hands during certain parts to prevent falling. There are smaller water falls along the path which is rly nice and once you get to the bottom there’s a huge beautiful fall, nice and misty down there. We wore our water shoes and went on the calm water to hangout. There’s little spots to hangout on the water stream on the side of the trail too so we chilled there for a while as well. Kids wore bathing suits. Great picture spot. The kids loved it!! (And so did we haha) Oh don’t forget to bring $5 cash!

lori croall
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HikingRocky

The trail is going to be closing Monday for about 10 weeks for renovations so we wanted to get in a hike with the kids before it closed. It was raining yesterday, a sprinkle and later a downpour, but the tree cover made it manageable. The trail has really eroded since I visited last, so I’m glad they are going to do some repair work. The falls are still as impressive and awe inspiring as always.

Megan Gee
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Beautiful! There are a lot of little waterfalls but the big one is amazing. Getting down to the falls is easy but you just have to remember you have to go back up. The swimming holes were great as well. This is one of my favorite places so far.

Elizabeth W.
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Great!
Chet Pawlowski
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Hiking

Falls were dry this time of year. continued to Glen-Elllis gals instead

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Jorge Coelho
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Hiking

Short easy family hike with views of the waterfall from the top and bottom.

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Heather Gately
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the views are spectacular! worth the drive from MA. $5 donation short walk to an incredible waterfall

Ashley Schellinger
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Hiking

Short hike to a very tall waterfall - parking is $3 last I recalled for a slip

Jeff Hale
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Hiking

Quick hike. The falls were bigger than I expected. You get a lot of mist at the bottom of the falls.

Cody Roy
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HikingMuddy

Was a very nice walk for the family an I

Natalie Tobey
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HikingGreat!

The falls were beautiful and we loved that there was stairs to get up and down. Went with my mother who is 60+ and her friend on her 73rd birthday. It took some time but we were able to get up and down to see the falls in their glory. Decent amount of people were out but we did go on the weekend so that is to be expected.

Dan S
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HikingMuddy

Great short trail with multiple rewarding view points of the falls.

Faby Gonzalez
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HikingBugsMuddy

Short trail, muddy in some parts and you get a good leg exercise. Amazing views!!

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Ed Krisiak
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Nice easy hike. Lots of steps A little wet but This is a must do visit.

Megan Montoya
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HikingBugsMuddy
Jessica Dziondziak
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HikingMuddy

Very short hike with a great view of the waterfall at the end.

Ashli Campbell
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Hiking

Super quick but SO worth it! The views were absolutely amazing!

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Freedom O
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HikingMuddy

The trail was unique in the sense of walking through a tunnel to get to the actual trail to the falls. One of the logs near the overlook was loose. The stones were a bit slippery and muddy parts along the way. But gorgeous view.

Sofya D.
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Tiffany Link
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Hiking

Great small hike, well marked and lots of stairs. Nearly all along the river/stream. Doesn't take much time and a good hike to throw in with a beautiful waterfall and some nice views. It's nice to go in the off season (not between Memorial and Labor Day) as the regular season can be really, really busy on this narrow trail. Has it's own parking (fee required) but also accessible from a longer trail across from the Tuckerman Ravine visitor center area (haven't hiked it from here, but would like to do so some time...I think it's a little over a mile).

Jennifer Stone
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HikingIcySnow

Amazing watching the water flow behind the ice! The area is peaceful and absolutely beautiful. Looking forward to returning in the spring

Lisa Townsend
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Sebastian Moore
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HikingRocky

Great time and wonderful views! I brought my wife, two sons (5 and 3), and my lab! Everyone did great! The walk back up was good too! Good time!

Amy Smith
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Hiking

very easy hike but the waterfall is amazing and there are plenty of other trails from this same trail head location to do.

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Colleen Hannon
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Hiking

Great falls. A little rocky in the beginning so not good for those not steady on their feet.

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Richard Stephens
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Hiking

Short (less than 1/2 mile out and back) with an awesome waterfall . Great little add on for a day in the White Mountains.

Ashley Heimbach
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Hiking

Very well maintained trail. Short easy hike for a beautiful waterfall!

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