New Hampshire
1
www.stateparks.com
White Mountain National Forest 'The Kancamagus Highway' © Gary Jordan
Rocky Gorge View of the walking bridge looking downstream as it spans the Gorge.
upload your photos

view photogallery

USA Parks
New Hampshire
Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee Region
White Mountain National Forest
WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST
WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST
Federal Building
Laconia, New Hampshire   03246

Email:
White Mountain National Forest
'The Kancamagus Highway'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Rocky Gorge View of the walking bridge looking downstream as it spans the Gorge.

White Mountain National Forest
'The Kancamagus Highway'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Rocky Gorge Walking Bridge

White Mountain National Forest
'The Kancamagus Highway'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Rocky Gorge... This is during a season of above average rains.

White Mountain National Forest
'The Basin'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

White Mountain National Forest
'Silver Cascade Falls'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

This is a view from the road Highway 302. This is less then half the total drop of the falls.

White Mountain National Forest
'Silver Cascade Falls'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Occassionally, throughout my hike, I reached places and crept out of the woods to peak at the falls. The climb was quite the experience between fear, exploration, and venture. I did loose my footing several times. Luckly I had positioned myself for such events.

White Mountain National Forest
'The Kancamagus Highway'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Lower Falls.

White Mountain National Forest
'The Kancamagus Highway'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Lower Falls.

White Mountain National Forest
'The Kancamagus Highway'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Lower Falls.

White Mountain National Forest
'The Basin'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

White Mountain National Forest
'The Basin'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

The Basin area consists of a granite bowl, twenty feet in diameter, fed by a waterfall, worn smooth by the Pemigewasset River.

White Mountain National Forest
'The Kancamagus Highway '
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Rocky Gorge... This is a pothole in cross-section. It is scoured out by swirling sand and rocks over thousands of years. Later half the pothole was gradually worn away by rushing water, widening the gorge. The illustration in the left lower corner depicts how the pothole was made.

White Mountain National Forest
'Crawford Notch'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Crawford Notch Depot... This is where the train running out of Conway turns around for the trip back down the mountain.

White Mountain National Forest
'Crawford Notch'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

The Boss... The Conway Train Ride is powered by a diesel electric locomotive.

White Mountain National Forest
'Beats Walkin'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Beats Walkin... Shear cliffs on one side and a mountains on the other.

White Mountain National Forest
'Mt. Willard'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Mt Willard... The train passes next to Mt Willard and all its relics.

White Mountain National Forest
'Conway Train Depot'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

This is where the Conway Railroad leaves and takes you past sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading brooks and streams, panoramic mountain vistas, and across the famed Frankenstein Trestle and Willey Brook Bridge - enroute to Crawford Depot or Fabyan Station.

White Mountain National Forest
'Silver Cascade Falls'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

The upper part of the falls is not visible from the road. But here is a picture of what it looks like as you approach the top.

White Mountain National Forest
'Silver Cascade Falls'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

A look down gives you a visual of the long way you would fall if you were to slip. And farther down, it gets even steeper.

White Mountain National Forest
'Silver Cascade Falls'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

This is the top of the Falls. Please take my advice and never make this climb. It is way too treacherous for anyone but those who think they are invincible. As a senior citizen, I tell you this in all ernest. But I did get my photographs......

White Mountain National Forest
'Silver Cascade Falls'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Silver Cascade Falls is located in Crawford Notch and often refered to as The Gate of the Notch. This waterfall is a risky climb. I made the climb so you dont have to. These pictures were taken so you can see what it looks like without risking anything. Enjoy...

White Mountain National Forest
'Flume Cascade'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

This is the view right from Highway 302 in Crawford Notch.

White Mountain National Forest
'Flume Cascade'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Flume Cascade is the sister falls of Silver Cascade. They flow down the mountain next to each other.

White Mountain National Forest
© Original photo taken by Dorothy F. Valenti dfvalenti

White Mountain National Forest
'Rocky Gorge'
© Original photo taken by Dorothy F. Valenti dfvalenti

Viewpoint

White Mountain National Forest
'In The Fall'
© Original photo taken by Dorothy F. Valenti dfvalenti

New England, at its best Camera used Minolta Dimage Z1

White Mountain National Forest
'Rushing Waters'
© Original photo taken by Dorothy F. Valenti dfvalenti

Camera used Minolta Dimage Z1

White Mountain National Forest
'Autumn Overlook'
© Original photo taken by Dorothy F. Valenti dfvalenti

Camera used Minolta Dimage Z1

Located north of New Hampshire's central plateau, lies the White Mountains National Forest, cloaked with forests and laced with streams. Among the ranges and ridges are the highest mountains in the Northeast, the Presidential Range, which culminate in the bare granite summit of 6,288-foot Mount Washington, Mounts Adams, Jefferson, Monroe and Madison also exceed 5,000 feet in elevation. The Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire runs mainly through the White Mountains, including a section along the Presidential Ridge that is the longest section of the trail above the treeline.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Huntingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Picnickingyes
Boats and RVs
Newfound RV Park - Bridgewater/Bristol, NHMotor Home Campers
New Hampshire's newest Big Rig Park is situated just a few miles from Wellington State Park , which is on Newfound Lake, one of the cleanest inland lakes in the United States. Your recreational opportunities are varied and we are the perfect base camp for your explorations.
37.2 miles from park*


Get directions
to this park:

by Town and state
OR
by zip code

Nearby Parks


Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 11 not a park! / looks like a park by Swiftc
The white mountain National Forest is not a national Park. It is a working forest administered by the Forest Service, a subgroup of the US dept of Agriculture. As such they manage the forest on the basis of multiple uses and a sustained yield of timber. Timber harvests are part of the management edict.
July 19 by R.c.p.
I have going to n.h. For forty years with my family . We hiked most of the trails an camped in dolly coop Campground and really miss it .
October 1 Some Things Stay The Same by Judy B.
I have to give my thanks to the Parks Dept. for keeping the Whites pretty much the same. Been going there about 50 years and I can count on still finding wilderness, well kept trails, good parking areas, and the peace I came to find. You have my praise for protecting this area for generations to come! I miss the Old Man though.
May 18 Awesome by Maria:)
my family goes there in the summer and it is awesome. it is breathtakingly pretty and there is a lot of things to do and see as a family. Definatly a place to visit if you get the chance


Area Campgrounds

Beech Hill Campground & Cabins
970 Route 302 West
Twin Mountain, NH
603-846-5521


Area Cabins and Lodges
Mountain Club on Loon
90 Loon Mountain Rd
Lincoln, NH
(603) 745-2244


Village of Loon Mountain Resort
Kancamagus Hwy
Lincoln, NH
(603) 745-3401


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Newfound RV Park - Bridgewater/Bristol, NHCampgrounds
New Hampshire's newest Big Rig Park is situated just a few miles from Wellington State Park , which is on Newfound Lake, one of the cleanest inland lakes in the United States. Your recreational opportunities are varied and we are the perfect base camp for your explorations.
Web Site: newfoundrvpark.com/
37.2 miles from park*
The Buttonwood Inn - Conway, NHBBs / Inns
Situated on more than five secluded acres of field and forests, two miles from the village of North Conway, The Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise offers a peaceful, rural setting and the convenience of being close to everything. brbPrice Range/b $99 - $299
Web Site: Buttonwoodinn.com
19.9 miles from park*
View
Photo Gallery
Share Your
White Mountain National Forest
Photos
(click here)
Weather Forecast, (03251)

Directions
Travelling north from Boston on US Highway 93 will lead you to the forest.

USA Parks
New Hampshire
Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee Region
White Mountain National Forest
© 2014 StateParks.com