Huntington Gorge is a stunning gorge and waterfall located in Richmond, Vermont. The waterfall has a total height of about 30 feet and the highlight is a 15-foot plunge. What truly makes this place spectacular are the sculptured rock walls which drop into dramatic chutes and bowls. The gorge may look tempting to swim in, but this is not wise. Many people have died over the years while swimming at the falls. Vermont is home to many wonderfully safe swimming holes and this is not one of them.
The gorge itself can be found right along the Huntington River and this river is known for flowing strongly year-round. For this reason, the gorge is a wonderful place to visit year-round.
Accessing the waterfall is super easy considering it is located right off the side of the road. Visitors can park just steps from the gorge along Dugway Road. There are no observation decks for visitors, so be cautious of the steep and slippery terrain.
- Height: 30 feet
- Type: Horsetails, cascades, and a plunge
- Water Source: Huntington River
- Swimming: Not wise considering many people have died swimming within the gorge
A beautiful roadside spot to explore! Be careful tho!
I must get back here in the summer – the water was incredible!
Easy to explore considering it is right on the side of the road. I have heard it gets busy during the summer.
I would not swim here considering many have been killed. Big plaque at the entrance to Huntington Gorge!