Did a loop with an overnight. Hiked Lyle Brook trail and detoured to the waterfall which was beautiful. Then continues trail which is extremely overgrown with hobble bushes, camped at Bourne pond, woke up and hiked the Branch Pond Trail which is nicely maintained. Stayed on trail to the intersection with AT then turned down service road to Prospect Rock which provides a beautiful view of the mountains to the south and west. Trail continues to the paved road for a mile and a half hike back to start.
Philippe P. on Lye Brook Trail to Stratton Pond
Easy trail but quite humid
Kate B. on Lye Brook Trail to Stratton Pond
It was my first backpacking adventure out in the Green Mountains and the trail was pretty much level, except with the constant bog hopping, and beaver/storm damage detours it was an easy hike (in comparison to the White Mountains). The summit was only 2500 ft in elevation and there was no view except where we camped, there was a pretty pond and a view of Stratton Mountain. The wildlife is untouched here, heard loons and coyotes throughout the evening. But obviously there is no trail crew to maintain trails because it was difficult getting in and getting out to/from the campsite.