Thundering Brook Falls Killington Vermont

On a recent trip to Killington, Vermont, we were looking for outdoor activities, and in particular, wanted to visit some waterfalls.  Someone at our hotel recommended Thundering Brook Falls, which is located right in Killington.

The falls are easy to get to, and we found it easily with Google Maps.  There is a pull-off that can accommodate a half-dozen cars, and there is a trailhead with information.

Thundering Brook Falls Waterfall Trail, Killington Vermont

The trail itself is very easy, and we realized that it is handicap accessible, which is wonderful.

Thundering Brook Falls Waterfall Trail, Killington Vermont

Thundering Brook Falls Waterfall Trail, Killington Vermont

The trail consists of boardwalks (built by the Green Mountain Club) and a wide path that is a combination of dirt and gravel.

Thundering Brook Falls Waterfall Trail, Killington Vermont

There are some great wildflowers along the way, even at the end of the summer.

Thundering Brook Falls Waterfall Trail, Killington Vermont

Thundering Brook Falls Waterfall Trail, Killington Vermont

Thundering Brook Falls Waterfall Trail, Killington Vermont

The trail is short and comes to an overlook at the bottom of the falls.

Thundering Brook Falls Waterfall Trail, Killington Vermont

This is supposedly the 6th tallest waterfall in Vermont, and it is definitely very large.  We visited in late August, and the water was still flowing nicely, but I’m sure it is even more impressive earlier in the season when water levels are higher.

Thundering Brook Falls Waterfall Trail, Killington Vermont

Thundering Brook Falls Waterfall Trail, Killington Vermont

Thundering Brook Falls Waterfall Trail, Killington Vermont

There are no swimming holes at this waterfall.  While swimming holes are a bonus at any waterfall, it was nice to sit and enjoy the scenery.

Thundering Brook Falls Waterfall Trail, Killington Vermont

Below the base of the waterfall are some buildings, which includes a historic mill.

Thundering Brook Falls Waterfall Trail, Killington Vermont

If you want to go up towards the top of the falls, there is an Appalachian trail and also some other trails that snake through the woods along the waterfall.

Thundering Brook Falls Waterfall Trail, Killington Vermont

We didn’t go too far up the waterfall before heading back out.

Thundering Brook Falls Waterfall Trail, Killington Vermont

We enjoyed Thundering Brook Falls, which was an easy, short hike to an impressive falls.

I recommend “Waterfalls of New England”, which was a great resource this summer.

Also be sure to check out our other Vermont destinations and Vermont hikes!