Gorge Cascade Falls


Gorge Cascade Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in Hamden, Connecticut. The waterfall has a total height of 28 feet and it can be found along an unnamed stream. This stream flows strongest during spring when the snow melts and after heavy rainstorms. Although it is best to explore the waterfall in the spring, Gorge Cascade Falls is a great spot to visit year-round.

The waterfall drops in two distinct sections. The lower falls drops about 20 feet and the upper falls drops about 8 feet. Horsetails, fans, and slides can be viewed.

Accessing the waterfall is relatively easy. The waterfall is located in the Sleeping Giant State Park which features a well-marked trail system. Visitors can park along Turtle Avenue and then hike 0.25 miles to the lower falls and another 0.20 miles to the upper falls. In total, the hike is about 1 mile out-and-back to see both falls. The waterfall trail is family-friendly and a great way to get some hiking in. Dogs on leashes are also allowed on the trail and through the entirety of Sleeping Giant State Park. 

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Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 28-foot total drop (Lower falls drops 20 feet and upper falls drops 8 feet)
  • Type: Horsetails, fans, and slides
  • Water Source: Unnamed stream
  • Swimming: Not possible and not allowed


  • Park: Sleeping Giant State Park
  • Address: Turtle Avenue
  • Town: Hamden
  • State: Connecticut
  • GPS:¬†
    • Lower falls, Lat 41.438334 Lng -72.888502
    • Upper falls, Lat 41.437668 Lng -72.886834
  • Parking Notes: Parking is available along Turtle Avenue at the trailhead. Visitors can then hike along the stream up to the cascades.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
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