Tobey Falls is normally a slide-type waterfall, but during high water it looks more like a horsetail as water speeds over and down a smooth, 45-degree angle slate rock. Big Wilson Stream is normally a 30-to-50-foot wide river, but at the waterfall the stream condenses to a fraction of that—usually about 8 feet under normal conditions. A stream being condensed to such a degree ensures a waterfall with torrents of whitewater, even when other falls that can be found along Big Wilson Stream have lost much of their visual appeal.
Tobey Falls is another waterfall that is much more impressive than its size would indicate. You will be quite surprised, as we were, of just how scenic an 8-foot tall waterfall can be.
Walk straight from the parking lot, passing three boulders, and onto the obvious trail that enters the woods. Continue down this very easy and short dirt road for about five minutes and the falls will be on your left as you approach a cleared out area on the road. This hike can be avoided if you have a four wheel drive vehicle and are able to drive down the road.
Directions for this particular waterfall are not posted online. Please see directions in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting directions via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are looking for directions to.
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