Eliza Adams Gorge

Location: 13-29 Brown Rd, Harrisville, NH  03450

Category: Hiking, Waterfall,

The Eliza Adams Gorge is a stunning little quiet locals’ secret spot on the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway between Russell Reservoir to the north and Howe Reservoir. It has amazing rocky walls, cascading waterfalls, and rushing water under a charming footbridge that crosses over the gorge. Howe Reservoir Dam is immediately nearby and offers picturesque views of the reservoir and the gorge from above. Take a longer hike to the gorge heading south to north on the rarely trafficked M-S Greenway. The trailhead for a 3-mile out-and-back hike with less than 400 feet of elevation gain begins on Route 101 at about the mile-9 marker. White blazes lead the way through Leighton State Forest along an old logging road through tall grass, passing by Splitoir Shelter, to the gorge. To view the gorge without a hike, it’s a short walk from a small parking lot on Brown Road. Leashed dogs are welcomed.