Ripley Falls on Avalanche Brook in Crawford Notch in Hart's Location, New Hampshire (White Mountains region). Named for Henry W. Ripley, Ripley Falls was discovered in the 1850s (maybe even earlier). In the early years this waterfall was called “Sylvan-Glade Cataract” and Avalanche Brook was called Cow Brook. Thomas Starr King would rename this waterfall as Ripley Falls. The Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail travels pass this scenic waterfall. Click on images for a larger preview.