Dean’s Ravine Falls


Dean’s Ravine Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in Canaan, Connecticut. The waterfall has a total height of 50 feet which makes it the third tallest waterfall in Connecticut. It can be found right along Reed Brook. The brook flows strongest during spring when the snow melts and after heavy rainstorms. Although the watershed is highest during the spring, Dean’s Ravine Falls is a great spot to visit year-round. The waterfall itself drops in a unique formation consisting of horsetails, cascades, and slides. 

Accessing the waterfall is relatively easy and quick. The waterfall is located in land manage by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association. Visitors can park in a dirt lot along Magic Mountain Road and then hike to the falls. The hike to the falls is runs parallel to Reed Brook and it is just 0.10 miles one-way. The waterfall trail is family-friendly and great for people looking for a short hike with a great waterfall. Dogs are welcome on the trail and at the waterfall too!

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Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 50 feet
  • Type: Horsetails, cascades, and slides
  • Water Source: Reed Brook
  • Swimming: Not possible and not allowed


  • Park: Connecticut Forest & Park Association-managed land
  • Address: Magic Mountain Road
  • Town: Canaan
  • State: Connecticut
  • GPS: Lat 41.91942 Lng -73.34426
  • Parking Notes: There is a dirt parking area located on Music Mountain Road at the trailhead to the falls. The falls are only a short hike from the road.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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