Bailey’s Ravine Falls, also known as Ayers Gap or Ayers Falls, is a beautiful waterfall located in Franklin, Connecticut. The waterfall has a total height of 20+ feet and it can be found along Bailey’s Brook. 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, Bailey’s Ravine Falls waterfall is a great spot to visit year-round. The waterfall itself drops in a unique formation consisting of an epic 10 foot plunge along with small slides and cascades.
Accessing the waterfall is relatively easy. The waterfall is located in the Ayers Gap Preserve which is maintained by The Nature Conservancy. There is a well-marked and well-maintained trail system in the preserve. Visitors can park along Route 207 at the trailhead and then hike about 1/3 of a mile (one-way) to the falls. The waterfall trail is family-friendly and a great way to get some hiking in. Dogs are not allowed at the preserve.
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- Height: 20+ foot total drop with the tallest plunge being 10 feet
- Type: Plunges, slides, and cascades
- Water Source: Bailey’s Brook
- Swimming: Not allowed and not possible
- Park: Ayers Gap Preserve
- Address: 291 Pond Street
- Town: Franklin
- State: Connecticut
- GPS: Lat 41.6378 Lng -72.1365 (multiple drops along the brook)
- Parking Notes: Parking is available for the preserve right along Pond Road, also known as CT Route 207. Parking is free.
- Parking Directions: HERE
- Location Directions: HERE (multiple drops along the brook)
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