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Trailhead

From the town of Middlebury, take US-7 south for 3.5 miles. Turn left onto VT-125 east and continue for 13 miles. Turn left onto Texas Falls Road. 

There are two trailheads, both with parking across from them. The southern trailhead is located next to the falls observation points and the northern trailhead is across the road from the picnic area. 

Description

From the upper parking lot, the trail meanders through the forest along Hancock Brook 0.3 miles toward the Texas Falls observation sites. At the various observation sites and the bridge over the falls, hikers can see the series of cascading falls and the potholes carved into the rock by glacial meltwater. 

The trail then loops back up to the left, away from the water, heading toward the upper section of the nature trail and winding through the woods. After twisting through trees and ferns, the trail bends left and descends a short hill that leads back to the parking lot. The trail loop length is 1.0 mile, with a 70-foot elevation change.

Other Information

Swimming is not permitted in the falls.

Trail Manager

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

Green Mountain National Forest
Rochester Ranger District Office
99 Ranger Road
Rochester, VT 05767
Phone: (802) 767-4261

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