Bingham Falls

Stowe

A 40-foot waterfall and summer swimming holes in a mountain stream.

Hiking Easy

Distance
802 m
Ascent
56 m
Descent
56 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
367 m
High Point
424 m
Gradient
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Bingham Falls Map

Description

Bingham Falls is an easy and worthwhile hike in between the town of Stowe and Stowe Mountain Resort. It’s especially good on a warm summer day when you’ll enjoy the shade of the forest and the cold water of the creek. Even on days that are too chilly for swimming, lots of people come to admire the waterfall and spend time in the forest. As with any hike in the area, it’s also excellent for foliage in the fall.

The main waterfall at Bingham Falls is about 40 feet high, and it plunges into a large, clear pool. The water then cascades through a miniature gorge, over many smaller waterfalls and pools. The trail goes downhill from the road to the creek; it’s mostly easy-going but has stone stairs and roots in some places. Beware of slippery spots all along the trail, but especially the rocks near the water’s edge.

Sources: https://www.stowelandtrust.org/conserved/properties/binghamfalls/

Difficulty

Easy

Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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