© 2000 Jon Binder
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Ease of Access: 9/10
Texas Falls is a very interesting area. Although the falls themselves are not particularly striking, the entire area is very unique with its geology and impressive gorge.
The bottom part of Texas Falls
The middle part of Texas Falls
Texas Falls is located in Hancock, in the Green Mountains of Vermont. To reach the falls, turn north off of Vermont Route 125 onto Forest Road 39. VT 125 runs east-west from US 7 south of Middlebury to VT 100 at Hancock. The Forest Road is well marked with National Forest signs, as is the parking area.
Texas Falls is a popular area, and is "built-up" with railings, staircases, and bridges. Expect to see a lot of people here because of the falls' ease of access, and because it is so interesting. In fact, interesting is probably the best way to describe the Texas Falls area.
From the parking area, a trail leads only a few yards to the little gorge and the falls. A bridge crosses over the gorge and offers a view of the middle part of the falls. For an interesting view of the lower part of Texas Falls turn right after crossing the bridge, and continue down to a viewing area. This picture, the one on this page, gives a good indication of the type of scene to expect at Texas Falls - small falls cascading through unique rock formations. Be sure to explore the area in full before heading back to your car.
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