Directions to Triple
Falls: Triple Falls is located on Dolly Copp Rd near Dolly
Copp Campground on the North side of Mt.
Washington in the White Mountain National Forest. Accessed from
either Rt. 2 or Rt. 16. If you come in via Rt. 2, take Pinkham B Rd.
Since the falls are on the town line, the road changes name at the
bridge where the falls are. Park in the parking area just West of the
Details About Triple
Falls: Triple Falls is technically made up of 3 waterfalls
of various heights: Evans Fall, Proteus Fall and Erebus Fall (no "s"
on "fall" as indicated by the signage there). These 3 waterfalls all blend in
together and are difficult to distinguish one from the other as they
are one on top of another. They are signed at each waterfall to help
distinguish one from the other. The waterfalls are made up of rocks
and mossy ledges that have been carved out for thousands of years.
Most times Triple falls is just a little more than a trickle, but
there is evidence there that this waterfall may be much more
powerful during the Spring thaw. There are a lot of trees washed
into the falls and smooth rocks much higher than the water level
during our visit to Triple Falls.
The trail along these waterfalls (Town Line Brook Trail) is dangerous as it it slippery
and runs along the edge of the gorge. At times the trail runs right
to the edge of the falls with a 20' drop, so exercising caution here
is a must, especially with children. Look for alternate side
trails that have been travelled, they are hard to see and somewhat
hard to travel, but they take you on a slightly safer path. Starting
at the road, go 25' East of the signed trail and you will see an
unmarked trail that is a little safer. The alternate trail fades in
and out but is a little safer and better for those afraid of
There doesn't seem to be much traffic to Triple
Falls, so chances are you will have these waterfalls to yourself,
especially in the off seasons.
Best time for photos may be
after the leaves have fallen. It is hard to get decent pictures here
because of the trees overhanging the falls, there is also a lot of
fallen trees in the falls.
Photos of Triple
Town Line Brook Trail (unmarked alternate trail
is 15' from the left side of the bolder)
View From the Gorge Bottom Looking Up (Trail is
on left side at the top of the photo. Colored ribbons in tree
appeared to be from a ceremony, small wooden crosses were also seen
in the area.)