Thundering Brook Falls


Thundering Brook Falls is a gorgeous and super tall waterfall located in Killington, Vermont. The waterfall has a total height of 125 feet and it can be found along Thundering Brook. The brook flows strongest during spring when the snow melts and after heavy rainstorms. Although it is best to explore the waterfall in the spring, Thundering Brook Falls is a great spot to visit year-round. The waterfall itself drops in a unique formation consisting of lovely horsetails. Photographers often can be found with tripods at the base of the falls taking long exposure shots.

Accessing the waterfall is straightforward, but does take some hiking. The waterfall is located in the Green Mountain National Forest which features a well-marked trail system. Visitors can park along River Road and then hike 0.4 miles out-and-back to the falls. The trail to the waterfall is actually the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The section of trail leading to the waterfall is well-maintained and is perfect for families looking to do some exploring. Dogs are also allowed on the trail and through the entirety of the Green Mountains.

At 125 feet tall, Thundering Brook Falls ranks as the second tallest waterfall in the Green Mountain State. Looking to explore more great spots in Vermont? We have you covered! Check out


Waterfall Specs

  • Height: A total drop of about 125 feet
  • Type: Horsetails
  • Water Source: Thundering Brook
  • Swimming: Not allowed

Thundering Brook Falls Location

  • Park: Green Mountain National Forest
  • Address: River Road
  • Town: Killington
  • State: Vermont
  • GPS: Lat 43.6806922 Lng -72.7859899
  • Parking Notes: There is a small parking area located on River Road about 1.5 miles north of Vermont Route 100. From the parking area, visitors can access the Appalachian National Scenic Trail which leads to the waterfall. The walk is about 0.4 miles out-and-back.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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