Roaring Brook Falls. Cheshire, CT
This is one of Connecticut’s tallest waterfalls, it’s also one of the least developed. While there is an .6 mile easy to moderate trail, you’ll find no observation platforms or railings near the falls. Unless you bushwhack and maneuver up and over the stream’s boulders, logs and obstacles getting close to the waterfall is hampered by a ravine of steep and loose shale.
From Waterbury, take I-84 east to exit 23, travel south on Rt 69 ( New Haven Road) for 6.9 miles to the junction of Rt-42. Follow Rt-42 ( Betham Mt. Road )east for 2.5 miles turning onto Mountain Road. Take your 2nd left, turning onto Roaring Brook Road, parking is near a sign/map for Roaring brook. The first section of trail is a road the passes by private property, an old tared driveway goes up hill towards a abandon house, do not go up, look for a left and dirt path that leads one into the woodland crossing small tributaries, uphill and then the falls. Allow 40 minutes round trip.
GPS Coordinates

41° 28’ 58” N 72° 56’ 32” W


424 ft. above sea level


No swimming.

Water access extremely difficult.