Stairs Falls is located on the Falling Waters Trail in the Franconia Notch area of the White Mountains. Stairs Falls is located about 0.7 miles from the Falling Waters trailhead and is the first (of five) waterfalls on the trail. Stairs Falls is a very beautiful waterfall and it drops about 15 feet (5 meters). The waterfall is located at an elevation of 2135 feet. The best times to visit the falls are from mid-May to mid-October.