Jefferson Falls


Jefferson Falls is a stunning waterfall located right near the Brewster River Gorge in Cambridge, Vermont. The waterfall has a total height of 80 feet and it can be found along the Brewster River. Brewster River is a pretty seasonal water source. It flows strongest during the spring when the snow is melting. For this reason, the waterfall is often in peak condition during the months of April, May, and June. That said, the waterfall is a wonderful location to visit year-round. The waterfall itself drops in a unique formation consisting of horsetails and plunges

Accessing the waterfall is pretty easy and quick. The waterfall is located on public land owned by the Brewster Uplands Conservation Trust. Visitors can park at the Alden Bryan Brewster River Trailhead and then hike about a half-mile to the waterfall. The route features little elevation gain and it is a nice trail. Overall, a visit to the waterfall is a great adventure for families and dogs are sure to have fun too!

Jefferson Falls is also sometimes referred to as Brewster River Gorge or Brewster River Gorge Falls.


Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 80-foot total drop
  • Type: Horsetails and plunges
  • Water Source: Brewster River
  • Swimming: Poor at the lower falls pool

Jefferson Falls Location

  • Park: Public land owned by the Brewster Uplands Conservation Trust
  • Address: Grist Mill Drive
  • Town: Cambridge
  • State: Vermont
  • GPS: 44.629800, -72.827290
  • Parking Notes: Parking is available right near the eastern entrance to the Grist Mill Covered Bridge. This is the closest parking area to the trailhead. Additionally, visitors can park at the Brewster River Gorge which features over two dozen parking spots. Parking is free.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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