Buttermilk Falls Trail is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ludlow, Vermont that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length0.5 miElevation gain55 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyNature tripsWalkingForestRiverViewsWaterfall
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Suzanne Dodge
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Low effort for really pretty views. Not very clear where the trail is during this time of year but we were able to do it without poles or crampons pretty easily. More poop than I’ve ever seen on any trail. Not sure if it was all dog or if some of it was wild animals too now that it’s spring.

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Noah Siegel
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Lilly Kalika
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Nice short trail, crampons or snow shoes recommended but trail is packed snow so you can get through

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Jon Williamson
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SnowshoeingGreat!

Nice snowshoe trail on road and then cut down to the falls. Snow was pretty deep due to a recent storm but the frozen falls were still visible under the snow covering. Not a huge hike so I recommend following the road over the bridge above the falls and exploring the x-country ski trails above the river. Enjoyable!

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Brian Smith
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Short trail to a scenic waterfall. Worth the short walk.

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Megan McGee
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Short and sweet!

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Clare Dancho
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nice waterfalls. short hike. no marked trails

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Barbara Rawlings
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David Mcilhenny
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Joshua Cooke
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Trevor Murphy
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Just some trash. otherwise nice.

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Ellie Jansen
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Not much of a hike, but three waterfalls to admire and pools to swim in! Can tell it’s a popular spot, some litter noted on the trails.

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Jeffrey Lepage
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Judy S
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Nice hike. The first .3 mi was steep but no rocks or climbing. Just a steep trail. The view is lovely with Okemo in the distance. The last 2/3’s is easy. Pretty wooded trail. The very end is along the road. We didn’t cut back in after reading other reviews. Good advice.

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Stacey D
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Very short and easy, Probably more impressive falls in the spring.

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Larry Thompson
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Not that I am the expert on swimming holes and water falls but this was truly unbelievable. Like what you would dream a Vermont swimming hole would be. 3 levels and all fun After some great hiking nice place to cool off

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Stefania Mignone
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It was a nice trail to the falls. But at the falls, there was a bunch of garbage from other hikers.

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Gianna Pepoli
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Very easy to get to, great for swimming! Beautiful! Deffinetly attracts crowds

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Robin Belliveau
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This isn’t a trail and I don’t think should be included in the app. It’s a swimming hole next to the road; a few holes actually. There is nowhere to hike.

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Anita C
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Not much of a hike but the falls and pool along the river were fun to swim in.

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Kate Volpe
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Cute place to swim! We just wandered along the falls not really on trail! Can’t wait to come back tomorrow with swimming gear!

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Sara Sullivan
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Beautiful swimming hole

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lindsay breedlove
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Beautiful falls, fun place to swim, but check the e coli levels. Can be very crowded. Good for kids. As others have said, calling this a hike is not accurate.

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Andrew Fleming
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Short trail along the river...but that’s not why you come here. Upper and Middle falls both have swimming holes at the bottom. Upper is bigger and deeper. Gets crowded in the high season.

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Anthoulla Themistocleous
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Very short but refreshing

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Louis Botta
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Beautiful yet short trail with the best part being the brook that forms beautiful swimming holes for a half a mile long. If you stay on the trail, it’s perfect for dogs too. Superb picnic spots.

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Chris Murphy
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The swimming hole is great, and the falls are pretty. The trail is little more than a foot path to the water, so if you’re looking for a hike, I’d recommend going somewhere else.

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William Swierupski
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It was amazing I loved it and in the summer you can jump in the water this trail is very recommended.

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Samantha Mazzocco
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Ryan Robidoux
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Three lovely roadside waterfalls. Recommended.

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