Moss Glen Falls Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Stowe, Vermont that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 613 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

views

waterfall

For most people, the highlight of this hike is the actual Moss Glen Falls, which is only about 1/4 mile from the trailhead. This route is labeled as being "easy", but there is a short steep climb required to get to the best falls viewpoint. The rest of the route follows an old woods road. At about the 1.5 mile mark (just after a wooden bridge), this road turns left and begins a steep ascent, which actually reaches a (viewless) summit after the end of the marked route.

hiking
muddy
6 days ago

Waterfall was pretty, couldn’t tell where the rest of the trail was so stopped there and turned around.

bugs
muddy
16 days ago

kid friendly easy hike. the falls at the very beginning of the trail is beautiful but after that the trail widens and is flat and easy strolling. the trail is extremely popular and can be crowded at times.

hiking
18 days ago

This has to be one of my favorite hiking experiences. Breathtaking view when we got to the falls. Decided to hike out a little further down a well maintained trail about 3 miles in we stumbled upon a black bear moseying around in the leaves!! We minded our own business and admired him for a few minutes before he scurried off.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

I walked as far as the view of the falls. Wildlife evidence...a deer-rutted tree, beaver dam and chewed trees... Everywhere...a really pleasant walk.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

Really pretty but a muddy walk

hiking
icy
3 months ago

not much to see in the snow in winter

hiking
icy
rocky
scramble
snow
3 months ago

I wish I could add a picture. I just did a quick stop here on my way out of Vermont. A great view of the falls is only about a quarter mile in. It's February and covered in ice & snow, but still accessible with good grip on your boots and basic hiking experience. It's a must see if you're in the area.

walking
snow
4 months ago

one if my favorite places. very private in winter... super crowded in summer and fall...but if you want the Falls to yourself...come during off season...and mud season.... really a beautiful hideaway!!

hiking
4 months ago

Just went to the falls. Nice when frozen!

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Très belle chute en début de parcours, après environ 800m. Ensuite, une marche en forêts avec de beau payasage. Par contre, il n’y a pas de marcage de fin de parcours pour faire demi tour et le reste du parcours est moins agréable que la chute en soit.

muddy
snow
6 months ago

Nice short hike to the falls. It was a little icy and muddy in spots. The waterfall was raging, so beautiful

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

hiking
muddy
private property
7 months ago

We had a beautiful day (Saturday, Oct 12, 2019). There are planks to walk on over mud on way to lower view of falls. They don’t last long. You can get a good view of the falls within a quarter mile for those who are challenged or with small children. If you walk further, you do have a strong and a bit slippery climb . After you see the falls from the top there is a wide path to follow for the rest of the trail in the woods. On the way back we thought we could avoid the steep downhill by the falls but the right “fork” dead ends at private property and is blocked. We had to turn around and walk to the “V” going down the steep trail by the waterfall. We enjoyed the trail immensely.

hiking
7 months ago

Peak foliage & plentiful water over the falls after the previous day’s rain made for iconic photos of Moss Glen Falls. Slippery roots to clamber over but the sun-lighted wide walking path at the top of the falls made for a relaxing hike as we spotted wildflowers & fungi.

hiking
7 months ago

I'm 65 yo, two vertebral fractures plus discal hernias but I managed with some help to get to a point with a partial view of the water fall. About 7-10 min from the parking lot. Recommended for elders, but be careful it's quite slippery! Beautiful!

hiking
8 months ago

Falls are beautiful. If you’re willing to risk slippery rocks (and ignore the warning sign) the view of the surrounding rocks and waterfall from the bottom is stunning. The road hike past the falls is nice but leads nowhere.

hiking
8 months ago

Payoff for the short part of the hike to the waterfall is excellent. View of a spectacular falls with not a lot of effort. Plus a very impressive beaver dam.

hiking
muddy
off trail
8 months ago

Excellent easier hike with exception of climb up to top of waterfall viewing area. Best viewing seasonal take your shoes and socks off and go to bottom of falls. Cold water and slippery rocks in areas but so worth it. Last mile of our hike basic but good cardio but messiest area with muck avoidance key. Overall a revisit for sure!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice little short trail to a nice waterfall

hiking
muddy
over grown
8 months ago

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