Ambler Cascade


Ambler Cascade, also known as Ambler Gorge, is a beautiful waterfall located in Weston, Connecticut. The waterfall has a total height of 20 feet and it can be found along the West Branch of the Saugatuck River. The brook flows strongest during spring when the snow melts and after heavy rainstorms. Although it is best to explore the waterfall in the spring, Ambler Cascade is a great spot to visit year-round. The waterfall itself drops in a unique formation consisting of wonderful cascades. 

Accessing the waterfall is relatively easy. The waterfall is located in the Lucius Pond Ordway / Devil’s Den Nature Preserve which features a well-marked and well-maintained trail system. In fact, Devil’s Den is The Nature Conservatory’s largest preserve in Connecticut.

Visitors can park at the end of Pent Road and then hike to the falls. The falls can be accessed via a 1.1 mile (one-way) hike by hiking Pent Trail to Ambler Trail. The waterfall trail is family-friendly and a great way to get some hiking in. Sadly, dogs are not allowed in the preserve.

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Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 20-foot total drop (several 5-foot waterfalls)
  • Type: Cascades
  • Water Source: West Branch of the Saugatuck River
  • Swimming: Not possible and not allowed


  • Park: Lucius Pond Ordway / Devil’s Den Nature Preserve
  • Address: 33 Pent Road
  • Town: Weston
  • State: Connecticut
  • GPS: Lat 41.249334 Lng -73.405668
  • Parking Notes: Parking is available for the Devil’s Den Nature Preserve at the end of Pent Road. Parking at the nature preserve is free and the lot is open from sunrise to sunset.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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