Challenging Hike in the Lye Brook Wilderness

May 25, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Bistro Henry
1942 Depot St
Manchester Center, VT 05255
Reservations required
Keld Alstrup, Green Mountain Club

On Saturday meet up with the Green Mountain Club Manchester section at the parking lot for Bistro Henry 1942 Depot St., Manchester Center, leave cars there and carpool to the Glen Road parking area. Hike up the Lye Brook Trail, with a round trip side trip to the Lye Brook Falls of 0.8 miles, through the Lye Brook Wilderness to Bourn Pond, 7.5 miles and about 2000 feet elevation change. Continue on the Branch Pond Trail north for 2.7 miles to Long Trail with several hundred feet of up and down, north for a fairly level 1.1 miles on the Long Trail to Prospect Rock then out downhill on the Rootville Road 1.8 miles back to the cars. Total distance is 14.8 miles. Because of the distance and difficulty of finding the trail on the Lye Brook Trail for 5 miles, this hike is rated difficult. Once you start you need to stay with the group the entire way. Bring extra layers (weather could be anywhere from the high 40s to the 80s at this time of year and elevation), raincoat just in case, bug repellent, snack, lunch, fluids, headlamp, wear footwear that can handle wet trail.

Those interested must contact Keld Alstrup at 802-362-1422 or

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