Bingham Falls, Vermont

Bingham Falls in September 2010

Bingham Falls was the first set of waterfalls that I visited after arriving in Vermont. I arrived at the Burlington airport, and the falls are not terribly far from Burlington. They’re about 40 miles at the minimum, though that route may take longer. I took the longer route just to get a better view of Vermont instead of taking the interstate.

Bingham Falls is pretty, but I’m not sure that it goes into one of my favorite waterfalls. Bingham Fall is a very pretty set of cascades and other falls. There are actually numerous portions that make up Bingham Falls. To be honest, I was less drawn to the waterfalls than the interesting rock formations around the falls. I’m no geologist, but the rock near Bingham Falls must be very interesting. The water leads to erosion that seems to create these “islands” of rock that are intriguing. Still, I would go and check out Bingham Falls. It’s pretty easy to access, though since you hike down to the falls, you’ve got to hike on an upward slope back to the parking lot.

Directions:

  1. The falls are found of off VT-108 north of the junction between VT-108 and VT-100.
  2. I was headed in the opposite direction and my GPS was indicating Bingham Falls was elsewhere, so the best bet is to look for the Smugglers Notch state campground.
  3. The parking areas for the falls are not clearly marked, but they are about 0.1 miles SOUTH of the campground. There are parking areas on both sides of VT-108.
  4. From the parking areas, follow the trail to the falls.

Accessibility: 7/10 (easy/moderate)
Height: 25′
Length of Hike: 0.6 miles round-trip

Upper Bingham Falls in September 2010

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