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.
The trail itself is very easy, and we realized that it is handicap accessible, which is wonderful.
The trail consists of boardwalks (built by the Green Mountain Club) and a wide path that is a combination of dirt and gravel.
There are some great wildflowers along the way, even at the end of the summer.
The trail is short and comes to an overlook at the bottom of the falls.
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.
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.
Below the base of the waterfall are some buildings, which includes a historic mill.
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.
We didn’t go too far up the waterfall before heading back out.
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.
Here are some other Vermont waterfalls we have visited:
Bristol Falls Swimming Hole, Bristol, VT
Bittersweet Falls, Weybridge, VT
Buttermilk Falls, Ludlow, VT
Falls of Lana, Salisbury, VT
Moss Glen Falls, Granville, VT
Pikes Falls, Jamaica, VT
Queechee Gorge, Norwich, VT
Queechee State Park, Norwich, VT
Twenty Foot Hole, Reading, VT
Warren Falls, Warren, VT
Also be sure to check out our other Vermont destinations and Vermont hikes!
About the Author: Marysa
Busy blogger and mom of two girls! We love traveling and the great outdoors, and are always looking for our next adventure!
Looks like a beautiful place to visit. We enjoy finding parks like this with great hiking paths. Wonderful to get out and see nature and hopefully some waterfalls or wildlife.
I live in NYC so this is not to far from me. My husband likes to take the kids hiking and this trail looked like a lot of fun. I will keeep this area in mind for a family road trip.
What an amazing place to explore! I’ve always enjoyed waterfalls. I’d go here and relax with a book!
Looks like we’ll have to put this on our list when we go up to Vermont next summer. There so much to do and explore!
This looks like a peaceful place. I want to hike this trail. Vermont is a beauty.
Wow looks so peaceful and calming. I’d love to take s trek through and enjoy the scenery because it looks wonderful
Oh yes, this would definitely make my “must see” list. I love waterfalls and that path looks so cool and inviting.
That is such a peaceful place. I am sure my family would love this trip!
I love getting outside to places like this. I would not mind some time out there.
Wow! Indeed such a great place to relax and destress from the hustle and bustle of the city. I love discovering falls too. How I wish I could be able to personally visit this too.
Killington is such a beautiful spot. I used to ski killington when I was in grade school. I need to see it in the summer this beauty is ravishing
What a beautiful waterfall. I like the way it tumbles down the rocks. So glad it’s accessible.
That’s super awesome! Love the trail and it’s definitely going to make the kids appreciate the outdoors more. I think it’s worth the visit, especially if you’re into hiking and exploring!
The waterfalls is a sight to see. I love the trail at Thundering Brook Falls. I hope I can visit it one of these days.
(Thundering Brook Falls) This place looks so peaceful and inviting to me, I would love to go and see it for myself some day.
I absolutely love those falls! Water like that is my favorite part of hiking. I’d love to take the family here.
This looks like such a great hike! Especially being so accessible, it makes it easy even for my younger son who isn’t a fan of crazy hikes yet.
Wow! Such an amazing place, everywhere you see is just so mesmerizing! Everyone will fall in love with these awesome falls! Loved to see this in person!
This is such a beautiful trail. I hope I can visit soon. I love that it is also available for persons with disability. Also, seeing the photos feels like I am also there with you guys.
Outdoor activities are great for family trips! We recently visited a falls near our town and did some bbq around it!
This sounds like such an amazing place. The pictures you took are great. It’s ideal for a relaxing walk. Perfect to clear the mind!
Vermont is so beautiful and thundering brook falls also looks amazing!
Vermont is the perfect getaway for me, and was so peaceful! Would love to visit again with my husband to see the thundering falls for sure.
This looks like such a beautiful spot to visit! I’m going to add it to my travel bucket list.
A cool place some exercises, photo taking and fun with family. Thanks a lot for sharing this and I like the photos.
Nnniiiccccceeee…if I were to camp for a short stay, it would be so hard for me to leave. I love waterfalls so much!
This look so amazing and never been there before. It’s nice to visit waterfalls and take memories.
That looks like a wonderful place! It would be nice to visit there one of these days. 🙂
I always think of Killington for skiing. But I would love to visit when I could see the waterfall instead. It’s so lovely!