Cathles Trail Falls


Cathles Trail Falls, also known as the Waterfall on the Cathles Trail, is a unique waterfall in Simsbury, Connecticut. The waterfall is located on Simsbury Land Trust-owned land and it drops along Bissell Brook. This brook typically features only a little bit of flow. It is best to visit this waterfall after a strong rainstorm or during the spring when the snow is melting.

The waterfall drops about 60 feet in total with the main section dropping 30 feet. The waterfall drops over a steep ledge and primarily features plunges and cascades. It is easy to access via a 0.3-mile one-way trail. If you are looking for a huge and beautiful waterfall, this one is probably not worth visiting.


Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 30 feet (total drop is about 60 feet)
  • Type: Bissell Brook
  • Water Source: Unnamed brook
  • Swimming: Not possible

Cathles Trail Falls Location

  • Park: Simsbury Land Trust-owned land
  • Address: North Saddle Ridge
  • Town: Simsbury
  • State: Connecticut
  • GPS: 41.9014906, -72.8588414
  • Parking Notes: The closest parking area to the waterfall is located along the cul-de-sac at the end of North Saddle Ridge. There is room for maybe two or three cars. That said, the parking is not very well-marked and a better option may be available.¬†¬†
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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