This incredible 100 foot drop waterfall is located in Crawford Notch State Park. Ripley Falls is a massive 60 degree angle rock slab with water flowing smoothly down it. This angle causes the gushing mountain's water to maintain contact with the rock for the majority of its descent. It is one of New England's steepest-angled waterfalls. You can also plan a day hike after seeing Ripley Falls and Hike Mount Field, Mount Tom and Mount Willey.
To get to Ripley Falls by foot:
Hike up the Ethan Pond Trail from the Ethan Pond Trail Parking Area for 0.3 miles until you see a junction to bear left to head down to Ripley Falls. Follow that trail for roughly 0.4 miles until you reach the falls.
To get to the Ethan Pond Trail Parking Area:
The parking lot for this hike is located on Willey Station Road off of Route 302 in Whitefield, New Hampshire. Go to the end of the road, where there is a small parking lot. (You are allowed to park along Willey Station Road if the parking area is full.)
Ripley Falls on November 3, 2011