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 the 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