Lye Brook Falls Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews

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

4.3 miles 963 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

22 days 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.

1 month ago

Nice. walk to the falls and back.

1 month ago

hiking
2 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.

2 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.

2 months ago

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

hiking
3 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.

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 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.

hiking
3 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.

hiking
4 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!

hiking
4 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.

hiking
4 months ago

We took our 3 year old to the falls today. It was quite a workout with a lot of rocks to maneuver and a small stream crossing. It was well worth it. the falls were beautiful and there was a nice rocky area to sit comfortably on and eat our lunch. I saw some people who didn't bring water or anything but I would highly recommend bringing water and some snacks. We had sneakers but wish we had hiking boots due to the rocks.

hiking
4 months ago

Long, steady up hill but well worth it

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great hike! You start up a very well maintained wide path gradually increasing in elevation under a gorgeous green canopy. The path will become slightly more rocky and steeper at times, but still doable for a less experienced hiker. Round trip was about 5 miles and the falls were absolutely stunning. We went in July, but could imagine that this would be a breathtaking hike when the leaves are changing color. Highly recommend this hike!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful and peaceful hike through the woods to a gorgeous falls. The trail is harder than it seems due to the non stop climb in elevation. Would not recommend this for a beginning hiker.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice easy trail with moderate amount of incline. Falls are beautiful and well worth the climb. Definitely returning in the near future.

hiking
5 months ago

A very easy hike with beautiful views of the falls. Definitely recommend for an easy outing.

5 months ago