The trailhead is located on Coppermine Road. Its off of 116 in Franconia. We drove past it at first, turned around then found it. There is no fee for parking. Park the car, and walk up .4 miles on the road until you reach the Coppermine Trail.
The trail itself is fairly easy. When we went it was a little muddy.
There is a great story behind this trail, whether myth or not. The famous actress Bette Davis walked this trail when she was visiting Sugar Hill/Franconia area.
Bette got lost on the trail and her future husband, Arthur Farnsworth, found her and brought her back to safety. (Long story short) They married, she found him with another woman, filed for divorce. During the process of divorce, Bette supposedly hit Arthur in the head with a lamp. No immediate reaction. Until three days later, he collapsed and died out of the blue. She was put on trial but was found not guilty. Divorce papers disappeared and a plaque was placed on the trail in memory of Arthur. Bette confessed, on her death bed, that she had killed Arthur.
The plaque can be difficult to find. We couldn't find it ascending the trail. Look for an open, camp area. There are a couple of fire pits. Head towards the Coppermine Brook. The plaque is on a rock on the edge of the brook.
The waterfall itself is breathtaking! Here's some pictures:
Be careful going up to the pool!! The rocks on both sides are extremely slippery after rain!
This hut is just around the corner from the falls!