Waterfalls near Stowe, Vermont



Stowe is the most famous resort and adventure basetown in Vermont. Set near the Green Mountains and the tallest mountain in the state (Mt. Mansfield), Stowe has miles of hiking trails and several excellent waterfalls (many of which are easy to find).

The waterfalls listed below are the best waterfalls that are close to the Stowe area. Each of these is within a 30-minute drive of Stowe.

Enjoy these Stowe-area waterfalls!





STOWE WATERFALL MAP

Here is a map that provides an overview of the best waterfalls near Stowe and Burlington in Vermont.

map of waterfalls near Stowe, Vermont

BINGHAM FALLS
Rating:
Stowe, Vermont
West Branch of the Waterbury River
0.3 mile hike one-way (moderate)

Who says you have to visit a Caribbean island to see a waterfall in a tropical-like setting? Bingham Falls is tucked into an attractive gorge a few miles north of the center of Stowe and is a personal favorite.

Bingham Falls, Stowe, Vermont FULL DESCRIPTION
Bingham Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

MOSS GLEN FALLS (STOWE)
Rating:
Stowe, Vermont
Moss Glen Brook
0.2 mile hike one-way (easy/moderate)

One of two waterfalls in Vermont named Moss Glen Falls. This one is taller & wilder, and you must complete a short hike in order to reach it.

Moss Glen Falls, Stowe, Vermont FULL DESCRIPTION
Moss Glen Falls-Stowe

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

BOLTON POTHOLES
Rating:
Bolton, Vermont
Joiner Brook
0.2 mile hike one-way (easy)

One of the most enjoyable swimming holes in all of New England. Come prepared for heavy crowds and expect a challenge in finding a legal and safe place to park.

Bolton Potholes, Bolton, Vermont FULL DESCRIPTION
Bolton Potholes

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

HONEY HOLLOW FALLS
Rating:
Bolton, Vermont
Preston Brook
Less than 0.1 mile hike one-way (easy)

Uncrowded and highly photogenic, Honey Hollow Falls is your best bet for an uncrowded Stowe-area waterfall.

Honey Hollow Falls, Bolton, Vermont FULL DESCRIPTION
Honey Hollow Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
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TERRILL GORGE
Rating:
Morristown, Vermont
Kenfield Brook
0.4 mile hike one-way (moderate)

The waterfall that dumps into Terrill Gorge may be small, but it's undeniably gorgeous. Swimming is top notch here too, and it's typically not too crowded.

Terrill Gorge, Morristown, Vermont FULL DESCRIPTION
Terrill Gorge

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

BREWSTER RIVER GORGE
Rating:
Cambridge, Vermont
Brewster River
0.3 mile hike one-way to lower falls; 0.5 mile hike one-way to upper falls (easy/moderate)

The Brewster River harbors a few waterfalls, but none are as tall and grandeur as those in Brewster River Gorge. Visit during the spring snowmelt or after heavy rains if possible; otherwise, much of the falls will be hidden behind or under the massive boulders that lie in the rivers' path.

Brewster River Gorge, Cambridge, Vermont FULL DESCRIPTION
Brewster River Gorge

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

JEFF FALLS
Rating:
Cambridge, Vermont
Brewster River
Less than 0.1 mile hike one-way (easy/moderate)

When landowners continue to allow access to their own swimming holes, we all need to forever grateful. Jeff Falls is one fine example of this. Enjoy this swimming hole and leave no trace so that this cherished place continues to stay open to the public.

Jeff Falls, Cambridge, Vermont FULL DESCRIPTION
Jeff Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

HUNTINGTON GORGE
Rating:
Richmond, Vermont
Huntington River
Less than 0.1 mile hike one-way (easy)

Come to Huntington Gorge to see the falls and the fascinating geology, but don't come here to swim. No other waterfall in New England has such a high body count. This is a beautiful but extremely dangerous place to swim.

Huntington Gorge, Richmond, Vermont FULL DESCRIPTION
Huntington Gorge

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

STERLING BROOK GORGE
Rating:
Stowe, Vermont
Sterling Brook
0.2 mile hike one-way (easy/moderate)

Significantly less crowded than most other Stowe area-waterfalls, Sterling Brook Gorge is a series of cascades, plunges and horsetails found along a short trail that descends into a tight gorge.

HELL BROOK CASCADES
Rating:
Stowe, Vermont
Hell Brook
Difficult hike required

Hell Brook Cascades is a towering set of plunges and horsetails on the eastern slopes of Mt. Mansfield. These falls are typically seen by those scrambling their way to the top of Mt. Mansfield, the state of Vermont's tallest peak, via the extremely steep Hell Brook Trail. Strong and adventurous bushwackers can see more segments of the falls if they are up for the challenge of traversing some steep and potentially dangerous off-trail terrain.

HELPFUL LINKS

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GUIDEBOOKS TO GET YOU THERE

The following guidebooks will help you discover more waterfalls throughout the Vermont as well as the rest of New England:



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