• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    0.75 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    250 Feet

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall

Explore multiple waterfalls with platforms for great viewpoints for photography. There are also large picnic and recreation areas.

Every now and then you need a day to rest those sore muscle from all your recent adventures. The only issue is, you don't want to sit around inside, you want to be outside. Insert a trip to Kent Fall State Park. The perfect rest adventure day.

Located 1 hour and 45 minutes north of New York City it is a perfect day trip/scouting trip for your next adventure. The parking lot is a good size but during summer and fall months it can fill up quickly. Parking costs are $7 for CT cars and $10 for out of state cars (Free parking normally from November through April).

From the parking lot you will instantly notice the large field with picnic tables and grills for visitors. at the far end of the field you will be able to see the lowest waterfall. Once at the base of the falls, start exploring, the path to your right will lead you all the way to the top. there are multiple viewpoints and landings that are perfect to set up your camera's tripod. There are also sections where you can venture off the trail and closure to the falls.

Note, there are sections with signs that say restricted & do not climb rocks. If you are rebellious (easier to do during November & April) just be careful of your footing as the rocks are very slippery of course.

Follow the falls all the way to the top and take you time to soak it all in. Then, head back down the same way you came or cross the river at the very top (shallow and thinner) and make your own route back down the other side of the falls.

Pack List

  • Athletic Shoes
  • Food & Drinks for a picnic
  • Frisbee
  • Camera
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Community Photos

+ Add Photos

Reviews

Overall rating: 

Leave a Review

Love the little covered bridge near parking area. The fall was beautiful in winter! Love the CT state parks!

12 days ago
12 days ago

Beautiful

10 months ago
10 months ago

Are we missing something? Suggest an edit

Nearby Adventures

Hike the Sugar Bowl Loop in Kings Canyon NP

Tulare County, California

First and foremost, to get to this trailhead you need to drive down a 2-mile, one lane dirt road that is quite steep.

3 Saves

Hike to Ehukai Pillbox

59178 Ke Nui Road, Hawaii

This hike starts directly across from Banzai Pipeline, the famous barreling wave at Ehukai Beach.

4 Saves

Winter Hike to Calypso Cascades

1046 County Highway 115, Colorado

While most people go snowshoeing near the Bear Lake or Glacier Gorge area in RMNP, Wild Basin is a much less trafficked option.

4 Saves