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Hike to Thundering Brook Falls

Appalachian Trail, Vermont

based on 2 reviews



0.4 miles

Elevation Gain

29 ft

Route Type



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A quick afternoon jaunt to a scenic waterfall.

The hike to Thundering Brook Falls is kid friendly and fun for the whole family. At only .4 miles roundtrip, this is an excellent quick workout. Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash. This trail is hiked year-round but is best used in the spring, summer, or during fall colors. 

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly

Hike to Thundering Brook Falls Reviews

This is an easy trail to a lovely waterfall - not more than 1/4 mile long. You can certainly make it longer by continuing on the Appalachian Trail all the way to Kent Pond or to Gifford Woods State Park. The trail was busy when we went - Saturday in August.

The walk to Thundering Brook Falls is short and fun. There is a small parking lot right by the trailhead on the road. It was full when we arrived, but we were able to park on the side of the road without issue. The path to the base of the falls is a boardwalk through a meadow-like area. Depending on your speed, it should only take about 5-10 minutes to reach a viewing platform near the base of the falls. To catch a glimpse of the top of the falls, you may hike off the path up an incline over some tree roots and rocks.

Leave No Trace

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


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