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Thundering Falls

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Hike along a boardwalk and trail to the sixth tallest waterfall in Vermont. At high water it is a magnificent 140-foot cascade through a steep and narrow cataract.
Trail Activity
Length
0.3 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Killington (VT)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

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.

Other Information

Thundering Falls provides the first universal accessible portion of the Appalachian Trail in Vermont with wheelchair accessible parking on River Road in Killington. 

Trail Manager

Visit Green Mountain National Forest online for more information or contact:

Green Mountain National Forest: Supervisor's Office - Rutland
231 North Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 747-6700
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Trail Tips

Minimize Campfire Impacts
Follow State and local fire regulations and check the current fire danger level before you go camping.

Trailhead Information

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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