Magnitude:

16

 Abs Mag:

22

 Beisel Rating:

0.44 (Class 1)

 Height:

76 feet

 Tallest Drop:

76 feet

 # of Drops:

1

 Type:

horsetail

 Stream:

unnamed

 Latitude:

44.0189

 Longitude:

72.8499

 Maps:

USGS Warren 7 1/2"

 

Aerial Photography

 Delormes:

34 A1

 

 

The falls from the base in normal flow, click to enlarge

The falls from the edge of Route 100 in very high water, click to enlarge

 

 

Granville , Addison County, VT , USA

 

No Known Alternate Names

 

 

The falls from the base in normal flow

 

Details:

Little Moss Glen Falls is just north of Moss Glen Falls in Granville. This is a 76 foot chute that usually has a fairly small flow of water. Despite the low waterflow, this is a pretty waterfall, and can be quite photogenic. This waterfall has had a wooden walkway constructed that leads past this waterfall to the more impressive Moss Glen Falls just a few hundred feet south. This walkway may discourage people from climbing the area around the falls, but is a significant eyesore. I believe its purpose is to protect stupid people from themselves. I've seen people in street shoes do some pretty silly things, and This waterfall is only about 100' away from Route 100 so it draws lots of traffic from people looking to stretch their legs. That being said, I have explored the area around this waterfall, and I consider it to be much more dangerous than its more famous sibling. There are no more falls above this, the terrain is very steep, and the ground cover make this extremely treacherous. If you slipped while climbing above, you'd fall into, then down the face of the waterfall. Trust me, I don't think that would be a good time.

 

Geology and Bedrock Structure:

This waterfall slides down a steep chute in the Granville member of the Pinney Hollow Schist.

 

History:

 

Photography Notes:

This waterfall is a very nice waterfall, although it's quite limited in the number of compositions that can be made here. You'll want a tripod, a polarizer, a warming filter, and an overcast day. There is a proliferation of greenery here, from leaves, ferns and mosses.

 

Directions:

The falls are on the west side of Route 100, about 3.2 miles north of Granville. The parking lot is north of the falls.