Lye Brook Falls Trail

MODERATE 56 reviews

Lye Brook Falls Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Manchester Center, Vermont that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

4.3 miles 961 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

2 days ago

Great hike- enough variety to keep the 11,13,&14 year olds interested- several small stream crossings made for a little adventure. Bit more strenuous due to snow & ice but beautiful 60+ degree weather kept us going. Only disappointment was the falls were non-existent, but overall a fantastic day!

3 months ago

I would rate this hike on the easier side. It's a nice walk through the woods with a waterfall at the end. It's uphill for the first 3/5 or so of the trail and then a straight away to before a small decline at the waterfall. Overall it shouldn't take too much longer than 2 or 3 hours to complete.

3 months ago

Nice. walk to the falls and back.

4 months ago

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5 months ago

Mellow hike, four friends, beautiful day. Falls were beautiful and worth another visit when not as dry. With more water I expect the falls would be amazing.

5 months ago

Very nice hike to the falls. A good incline and rocky at times. Dogs were better on leash for the majority of the hike. Falls are beautiful and a nice pause before heading back down.

5 months ago

Awesome to hike but the falls have shifted after Irene so you have to hike past where the old falls were

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6 months ago

Definitely worth the drive for the beautiful waterfall at the end. Be mindful of the need for good shoes, as the trail is very rocky and steep at times. Loved it during August and will definitely be back once the fall foliage has made its appearance - it will be truly stunning then.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

This is a pleasant hike. Not a lot to look at until you get to the end so it could be described as a little boring. The waterfall at the end is totally worth the walk. Beautiful cascading waterfall. Path was a little busy because it is very accessible so don't expect to have the waterfall to yourself. It is good for a dog. Probably not good for small children in parts, especially the waterfall as it is an open gorge. It says the hike is moderate but I personally would describe it as easy. I have done this route before and I would do it again. If I lived here this would be my regular dog walk, about 4 miles out and back.

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6 months ago

The end result of the hike is very nice, but "kid-friendly" it is not. After we took the right fork to head to the falls, the path is narrow with a steep drop off. We had twins (7 years) and a 5 year old, and needed to walk slowly, not let go of their had. When at the falls, there is no safe viewing area and with a few other groups, it was not easy to find a safe spot to view the falls and take pictures since there is no flat area. I would recommend this hike for teens and up, but not for younger kids.

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

Nice hike! Very rocky in parts. Make sure you wear good shoes. Walking poles or a stick helps a ton crossing brooks on the trail. Hiked today.. very muddy in areas probably from the rain a few days ago. Beautiful ending!

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6 months ago

One of the most beautiful waterfalls on the east coast. You have to continue past the non-existent waterfalls to find this beautiful waterfall.

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6 months ago