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Hike Hamilton Falls

285 Salmon Hole Lane, Vermont

3.5/5
based on 2 reviews

Details

Distance

6.8 miles

Elevation Gain

889 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by The Outbound Collective

Hamilton Falls is a year-round wonder.

The hike to Hamilton Falls is an enjoyable 6.8 miles roundtrip voyage through gorgeous forest scenery alongside a babbling brook. Be sure to visit the upper and lower falls! This trail is kid and dog friendly, so why not bring both?! If you are visiting the falls in the summer, bring a towel and a swimsuit to enjoy the swimming hole at the base of the falls. 

We recommend taking the trail to the overlook in addition to visiting the falls to make this day trip even more picturesque. 

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Features

Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Swimming Hole

Reviews

The best way to do this hike is to bike on the rail trail from the parking area at Jamaica State Park, then hike the 1.4 miles to the falls. Swimming isn't permitted here because of all the lives that have been lost, but you can certainly cool off below the falls. The falls are awesome in the spring, but more of a trickle during dry summers.

Absolutely stunning falls but a local/tourist hang out spot. There is a cliff jump and water slide on the top but be very careful and mindful of current since it is possible to go over the edge if the water level is high.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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