Bingham Falls in Stowe, Vermont has become one of the most popular waterfalls in Vermont over the years. The waterfall features a spectacular 25-foot plunge and several small cascades. It can be found along the West Branch of the Waterbury River which flows strongest during spring when the snow melts and after heavy rainstorms. The waterfall itself features a stunning display of plunges and cascades.
The water is an amazing location to visit all year-round. Photographers often flock to the waterfall during the springtime because that season often features the most water flowing. The waterfall is also a joy to visit during the summer because swimming is allowed and is super fun. During the fall, visitors can admire the stunning foliage surrounding the waterfall. Winter is another magical time to visit because you will often be the only one at the waterfall since the trek through the snow is not everyone’s cut of tea.
Reaching the waterfall is rather easy. The Bingham Falls Trail is 0.5 miles out and back with a trailhead located just off Mountain Road. The walk begins with a gentle descent along a wide path that leads to the gorge’s rim. Hikers can choose to travel left along the upper gorge or right to descend to the falls at a fork in the route. The trail then descends down a narrow stone slope with the stones acting as steps. Because these stones are almost always damp and slick, take your time and make sure that each step is secure. Passing other hikers might be difficult in this part, so give hikers coming uphill enough time to reach the upper section before starting your walk down.
Dogs are allowed at Bingham Falls on leash.
- Height: Tallest plunge is 25 feet
- Type: Plunges and cascades
- Water source: West Branch of the Waterbury River
- Swimming: Great swimming
Bingham Falls Location
- Park: Mt. Mansfield State Forest
- Address: Mountain Rd
- Town: Stowe
- State: Vermont
- GPS: Lat 44.51674 Lng -72.76602
- Parking Notes: Parking for Bingham Falls can be found on both sides of Mountain Road in Stowe. There are about 25 spaces are both sides of the road and parking is free.
- Parking Directions: HERE
- Location Directions: HERE