We went on a road trip this summer to explore a bunch of waterfalls in Vermont. We had heard the Warren Falls is supposed to be one of the best waterfalls for exploring and swimming in the area, so it was among the top on our list.
Warren Falls is located in Central Vermont off Route 100. We used Google Maps to get there, and had no problem finding the falls. There is a well-marked parking lot and a decent number of parking spots – maybe 15-20. We arrived midday and had to wait for a spot, but it wasn’t too long before someone left. There are signs that warn you to park in designated spots only.
There is a trailhead at the parking lot with information.
Walking from the parking lot to the falls is not far. The parking area is closer to the larger, upper part of the falls. You can just about see the river from the trails, so it isn’t much of a walk.
We wandered around a bit, deciding where we wanted to start off.
On a hot summer day, the falls were busy. I would recommend if you are going on a hot day, and especially on the weekends, get there early!
Despite the crowds, we started exploring and found several places to swim.
The water is beautiful, and there are places to swim out or jump in.
My daughter had a blast jumping in off the cliffs. We are always very careful about this, making sure the water is deep enough and doesn’t have any branches or other obstacles in it.
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For younger kids, there are plenty of shallow areas and “potholes” amongst the rocks.
The kids had fun swimming around in the pools.
There are lots of spots to climb, just be careful and watch your step and be careful on the rocks.
The kids also enjoyed swimming where the water creates a bubbly pool.
We have been to many swimming holes, and the water was nice here. Even in late August, the water levels were still sufficient for plenty of jumping in and swimming.
It started to clear out a little in the afternoon.
These photos don’t capture just how beautiful it is around Warren Falls.
After swimming for a couple hours, we relaxed and dried out, exploring the lower falls.
What a great place to visit and swim. I definitely recommend Warren Falls, and would suggest getting there early on hot summer days!
I recommend “Waterfalls of New England”, which was a great resource this summer, and helped us on our journey to see lots of waterfalls.
Also be sure to check out our other Vermont destinations and Vermont hikes!
All of the Vermont waterfalls/swimming holes 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
Thundering Brook Falls, VT
Twenty Foot Hole, Reading, VT
Warren Falls, Warren, VT
We visited VT last summer and had a great time. The parks were so scenic and beautiful. I would love to visit Warren Falls one day!
Such a cool article, I like the way you presented the information. It is so fun to read as you go through on your trip. 🙂
Ohhh these pics have me homesick! I am from Mass. and spent all my summers up north, now that I’m living in Florida it is such a different lifestyle to get used to.
We live in MA, not far from Vermont and I didn’t know these falls were there. We’ll be taking road trips to see the foliage and want to stop by there now! Just gorgeous.
This place looks so cool! I bet the water is refreshing and the experience is fun.
That is an awesome spot for the summer. I wish there was something like that near me!
Looks like everyone had a fun trip! I have not been to Vermont yet, but if I do get to go, I know one place I want to stop
Looks like a great place to have fun indeed. Those rock formations are amazing. I would like to see them up close.
I have always wanted to go up north. This looks alot like some of the falls we’ve seen in Oregon. I’ll have to keep this on my wish list when I finally get up there. I looks beautiful!
This sounds so lovely and like so much fun!! It looks beautiful. I will definitely have to check it out if I’m ever in the area.
That looks like such a great place to cool off in the summer. There is still snow coming here but it is good to get the feelings of a nice hike to a waterfall.
I love Vermont! It’s hands down one of my favorite places to visit.
The swimming holes look so refreshing! We love going to Vermont and will have to try and get to Warren Falls when it is safe for us to travel.
What a perfect place to visit when it’s hot out. I always love going to waterfalls. I need to see if there’s one near me.
Such a great place to swim. The water is so clear and clean.
This looks like a wonderful place to visit. I would love to visit this location with my family.
That looks like an amazing place to go. I think my family would really enjoy it there too. We love going places like this.
What an amazing place to explore, would love to visit Warren Falls one day as it’s incredible.
wow! So beautiful! Love when kids pass their time in the nature. I have a place like this near we live and it’s so great!
I love finding a hiking spot like this. This would be such a fun trip to take.