Little Rock Pond Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Little Rock Pond Trail is a 4.7 mile out and back trail located near Danby, VT that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and fishing and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.7 miles 625 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

forest

lake

hiking
1 month ago

We really enjoyed this trail. Not difficult and very pretty. There were plenty of boards to traverse the marsh areas.

3 months ago

Perfect for a moderate hike. Rewarded with a picturesque pond and swimming opportunity. Loved the hike!

3 months ago

Even with the mud and rocks this was a treat! Lots of interesting flora and fungi with a nice variety of terrain. And then there's the pond...wow! Nice hike around the lake.

backpacking
6 months ago

Very very nice hike with not much of an incline and having the trail start off along the stream was nice. I highly recommend waterproof boots. Half the trail was all mud and water. It was a 2.2 mile hike to the shelter that could sleep possibly 8 on the platforms and 2 on the ground. Housekeeper wasn't there yet because it was early in the season. I've tried fishing there with no luck. But I've heard there is brook trout in there. The pond was beautiful and there is a trail that goes completely around the pond and a 1 mile trail that goes along the ridge with some cliffs. There are 4 tent platforms around the shelter with a nice fire pit and an outhouse. About .4 miles from the shelter is group camping platforms. Great day hike but I did an overnight at the shelter. I hope this review helped you out and I highly recommend this hike.

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Love the surprise view when you get to the lake. Path could be muddy and slippery after the rain

hiking
7 months ago

Great trails. Lots of rocks, so boots are a good idea. Perfect for beginners and great for kids. Beautiful pond views as well.

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

Drove out here a few days ago to hike this trail after a buddy of mine showed me this trail last year, but we had to head back to Albany. Beautiful streams follow you the whole way, its about to get muddy for the next few weeks, keep that in mind! After a few miles you come across Little Rock Pond and its gorgeous views! There is an area to set up camp and emergency shelter as well.

1 year ago

Went there today. Still has access to trail because of warm weather. Was a really great hike. Took us with our dog about 3 hours. We hiked out and around the pond. Beautiful scenery. Easy hike.

hiking
1 year ago

Glorious however a bit busy on Columbus Day week end.

1 year ago

Extraordinary day at Little Rock Pond.

canoeing
1 year ago

Great hike with the kids! And we all loved the chance to swim at the top. Very refreshing on a hot day.

hiking
1 year ago

Great day hike trail to an awesome swimming spot! Jumping off the rocks is great! Just keep an eye out for those sneaky little snakes that are everywhere!

hiking
2 years ago

Pretty easy trail, although mud can be an issue. Very pretty destination though, and definitely a family friendly hike. Kids will love this.
I hiked this as part of the Long Trail, and so didn't hike all the way around the pond.

Only issue I had was with some dog owners. If your dog isn't well behaved, in this includes barking, please keep your dog on a leash. The racket from incessant dog barking was what prompted me to keep hiking to the next shelter.

2 years ago

Some rocky bits on the way to the pond, but nothing too serious. If you hike all the way around the pond, however, you'll be doing some scrambling. A little over 5 miles if you hike around the entire pond. Great trail with some beautiful views.

hiking
2 years ago

more than 4 mile out and back trail if you loop around the pond. beautiful trail. rocky. roots. beaver home along the way. part of the AT/LT - so be sure to say hello to the backpackers along the way. the view from the overlook (head left when the trail reaches the pond) is gorgeous. swimming at the pond - but only saw 2 crazy hikers jump in from the top overlook - most opt for the lower rock to jump in (safer in my opinion)

hiking
3 years ago

One of my favorite hikes. Absolutely beautiful, and while it was busy the day I hiked it, you never felt cramped. The hike to and around the trail is rated moderate, but if you go to the Little Rock Pond Overlook from the pond, add a couple of degrees of difficulty. I shot a video from the overlook that shows a 180-degree view of eastern Vermont. Check it out!

hiking
4 years ago

This is a pretty easy trail. Great for family's with kids. Will be back in the summer months and bringing bathing suit to enjoy the pond. Plenty of parking at the trailhead. This trail follows a few streams along the way and was very relaxing to hear the water.

hiking
4 years ago

Great family hike fairly easy. Great for a change of color fall hike. Plus the drive to the trail head is short and nice.