South Wardsboro Brook Falls is a wonderful waterfall located in Wardsboro, Vermont. The waterfall has a total height of 25 feet and features a lovely formation consisting of cascades and a horsetail. It can be found along South Wardsboro Brook, hence its name. This brook features pretty solid water flow year-round, but it truly peaks during the spring when the snow thaw occurs. For this reason, it is wise to visit the waterfall during the months of April, May, and June to truly see it roaring. That said, any day is a good day to visit.
Accessing the waterfall is rather difficult despite the journey being short. The waterfall is located just off Potter Road in Wardsboro. Visitors can park on the side of the road and then venture to the falls. For satisfying views of these falls, which are nearly entirely obscured from the road, you’ll need to descend to brook level. The descent is a difficult scramble that requires class II rock climbing on occasionally shaky, medium-sized boulders. Children should avoid this scramble since there are hidden spots of poison ivy. The opposite side of the brook, which you can only get by scrambling down and then crossing the brook, offers the greatest views of the falls.
Ultimately, this is a beautiful waterfall to check out, but should only be explored by adults who are able to make the strenuous journey.
- Height: 25 feet
- Type: Cascades and a horsetail
- Water Source: South Wardsboro Brook
- Swimming: Not possible / not allowed