Abs Mag:


 Beisel Rating:

0.4 (Class 1)


44 feet

 Tallest Drop:

14 feet

 # of Drops:





Lincoln Brook






USGS Warren 7 1/2"


Aerial Photography


39 I14



The lowest tier just above the Mad River confluence, click to enlarge

The lowest tier just above the Mad River confluence, click to enlarge

The lowest tier just above the Mad River confluence, click to enlarge

One of the middle tiers, click to enlarge

The upper tier, click to enlarge

The upper tier

, click to enlarge



Warren , Washington County, VT , USA


No Known Alternate Names



The lowest tier just above the Mad River confluence



Lincoln Brook cuts through a layer of schist as it approaches the confluence with the Mad River in Warren. The first waterfall you encounter is the plunge adjacent to the old Bobbin Mill. There is a well graded trail that leads upstream along Lincoln Brook passing several cascades along the way. After about 1/4 mile, the stream bed opens up and a short two stepped pothole appears at the far right of the bedrock riverbed. Bring your swim suits on a warm day, this place is nice. Safe for children as the water is shallow and the river bed is fairly even. There are small pockets in the river that make small bathtubs. My son certainly enjoys this place.


Geology and Bedrock Structure:

This waterfall cuts through the Granville member of the Pinney Hollow Schist.




Photography Notes:

This is a rather picturesque stream, lots of rocks, lots of ledges, evergreen trees and high banks from which to shoot. Compositions are many. You'll want a tripod. Your polarizer will be indispensable. The color tones here are decidedly cool, so you'll want a warming filter. Overcast days are ideal, minimizing the overabundance of blues that come if the skies are blue. Hazy afternoons will also yield interesting light, though you'll want to be mindful that the sun goes down more or less directly over the falls. Late afternoons are best, but wait until the sun has dipped below the ridge or you'll be fighting lens flares. Rainy days are also very good here. If all the rocks are wet, the polarizer will do wonders.



Take Route 100 south out of Warren, passing the Lincoln Gap Road on your right. Just past this, turn right on Bobbin Mill Road. Park in the dead end, on the right side of the parking lot. The trail leads into the woods. The area around the falls and at the trailhead are private property, but access is graciously allowed. Be sure to park on the right side of the parking area and don't impede access to the mill building. The owners are kind enough to allow access to a nice series of falls, let's not abuse and lose the privilege.