Clarendon Gorge Upper Falls


Clarendon Gorge Upper Falls is a nice little waterfall and swimming hole in Clarendon, Vermont. The waterfall features an 8-foot drop and can be found along the Mill River, right next to the Bob Brugmann Suspension Bridge. Although some waterfalls can be found along seasonal brooks, the Mill River flows strong year-round. This makes the waterfall great to visit year-round considering it is often roaring.

Accessing the waterfall is quick easy and quick. The waterfall is located in the Green Mountain National Forest right along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. There is a dedicated parking area off VT-103 and from the trailhead, the falls are just over 300 feet away. It takes just a minute or two to view the falls. The falls can be viewed from above by standing on the Bob Brugmann Suspension Bridge. Additionally, explorers can bushwhack down to the base of the falls. Be careful because the terrain is steep.

Clarendon Gorge Upper Falls in a beautiful series of cascades within a narrow gorge. All around the falls, there are beautiful deep pools. These are deep and clear and are great swimming holes. During the summer months, locals and visitors flock to the falls to wade in the water and beat the heat. 

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Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 10 feet
  • Type: Cascades
  • Water Source: Mill River
  • Swimming: Good

Clarendon Gorge Upper Falls Location

  • Park: Green Mountain National Forest
  • Address: Vermont Route 103
  • Town: Shrewsbury
  • State: Vermont
  • GPS: 43.520308, -72.925310
  • Parking Notes: There is a parking lot located right of VT-103 at the Clarendon Gorge Appalachian Trailhead.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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