Westledge Trail Cascades


Westledge Trail Cascades is a beautiful waterfall located in Simsbury, Connecticut. The waterfall has a total height of 8 feet and it can be found along the Steven A. Paine 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, the Westledge Trail Cascades is a great spot to visit year-round. The waterfall itself drops in a unique plunge formation.

Accessing the waterfall is relatively easy. The waterfall is located in the McLean Game Refuge which features a well-marked trail system. Visitors can park at the trailhead off Firetown Road and then hike about 0.15 miles one-way to the falls. The waterfall trail is family-friendly and a great way to get some hiking in. Dogs are also allowed on the trail and at the waterfall.

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Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 8 feet
  • Type: Plunge
  • Water Source: Steven A. Paine Brook
  • Swimming: Good


  • Park: McLean Game Refuge
  • Address: Firetown Road
  • Town: Simsbury
  • State: Connecticut
  • GPS: Lat 41.918000 Lng -72.856668
  • Parking Notes: Parking is available at the trailhead to Westledge Trail. Parking is free.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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