Starting from the River Road parking area the Appalachian Trail (AT) passes through the open Ottauquechee River floodplain across 900 feet of boardwalk built by the Green Mountain Club. The trail than ascends to the falls viewing platform via an accessible switchback and spur trail built by the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. From here, the AT continues its ascent through northern hardwood forest to Thundering Brook Road where a small parking lot can be found.
Thundering Falls provides the first universal accessible portion of the Appalachian Trail in Vermont with wheelchair accessible parking on River Road in Killington.
Visit Green Mountain National Forest online for more information or contact:Green Mountain National Forest: Supervisor's Office - Rutland
From the intersection of Vermont Route 100 & Route 4 in Killington, drive 2 miles east to an intersection with River Road on the left. From here, drive 1.5 miles to a wheelchair accessible parking lot on the left.
From the intersection of Vermont Route 100 & Route 4 in Killington, drive 2.3 miles north on Vermont Route 100 to an intersection with River Road on the right. From here, drive 2.5 miles to a wheelchair
accessible parking lot on the right.
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