Hancock Brook Falls, Vermont

Honestly, I have very little recollection of actually visiting Hancock Brook Falls. I do distinctly remember that I visited the falls later in the evening when the the sun was near setting. There was very little light around the falls, so I was lucky to even get a somewhat good picture.

Oh wait, it’s suddenly coming back to me as I jog my memory. This is where I got my rental car stuck while trying to turn around! The dirt road follows Hancock Brook, and you’ll slowly climb uphill. Parking wasn’t difficult, and getting down to the falls isn’t difficult, though they’re rather disappointing. As I was trying to turn around, the Mustang I was driving (which is not the right car for me, but I had no choice) got stuck in a groove after trying to back up. It took a lot of effort, but I finally was able to get out, though I imagined myself walking down Hancock Brook Rd. to get help! The road’s not bad, but I’d definitely not advise a Mustang :).


  1. I think I may have come a different way, but you can get here from VT-12 out of Burlington. Head north on VT-12. VT-12 is also known as Elmore Rd.
  2. You’re going to turn left onto Hancock Brook Rd.
  3. You’ll go about 0.3 miles to the “parking” area, which is not so much parking, so it might be better to just stop on the road.
  4. From there, head down to the Hancock Brook, where you’ll find the falls.

Accessibility: 9/10 (easy)
Height: 8′
Length of Hike: 0.2 miles round-trip

Hancock Brook Falls in September 2010

Where in the World is Hancock Brook Falls?


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