Explore the most popular fishing trails in Green Mountain National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Challenging hike on a wet day, but well worth it. Hope to do it again but in nicer weather.

1 month ago

Walked the loop with the family - 12yo and 9yo. It was an easy hike/walk with a few up and down slopes. Nice views near the pond, though nothing spectacular .

Came in November. Beautiful and no none there. Perfect.

Trail hugs a stream with several waterfalls, culminating in a serene mountain pond.

Great little hike but I was turned off by the hordes of tourists at the viewing area who did not complete the hike but just popped out of their bus and cars and made their way straight to the viewing area. Would love to revisit to some exploring in peace and quiet.

Great overnight trip with family. Easy hike up from the parking area and the camping around Little Rock Pond is just beautiful. We did it with my 9 year old son and my 6 year old daughter and they made it without a problem. Great hike, would definitely do it again!

Great trails and beautiful pond.

scenic, good family spot.

11 months ago

A nice walk, though a little muddy in spots after the recent rains. We did the loop from Frost's house via the Paran trail stopping at Lake Paran beach (which is quite nice btw)for a snack. About an hour each way., returning via the shore trail. Not much in the way of views though the bridge over Paran creek at the midpoint is quite picturesque. A little steep in some spots between the creek bridge and Frosts house; probably not suitable for little kids.

A scenic and fun hike for the whole family!

Love this trail. A little rocky and muddy in spots, but the pond makes it completely worth it.

Nice hike...not too strenuous. Pond was gorgeous with the fall foliage...great place for a family hike

on Paran-Frost Trail

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Nice walk. I started at the lake and walked out to frosts house. It seems that the lake has food to be had in the summer months and there is swimming at the beach. It was winter when I went, people were ice fishing and the trail was slippery. I would not take the shoreline trail where it splits off in the winter as it is more narrow and near the water and a ledge. Robert Frost's house is beautiful and it seems a shame to have perhaps the most famous poet in the U.S. nearby and not visit his home.

Very beautiful trail that mostly runs next to a creek. Very little change in elevation, rocky, but not too strenuous.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Short steep trail with beautiful views from tower.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Beautiful trail with great views. Well marked. Plenty of fun and water for dogs . Took us about 90 min to do the whole trail .

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

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

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.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

well taking care of day use area, Texas Falls worth the drive over the mountain.

This was an awesome out and back trail down to Griffith lake, I know you can get there another way, but this trail comes from seasonal forestry road. You follow the Appalachian trail/long trail south bound (and you'll likely pass a few backpackers coming from maine along the way. There are a few areas for camping if you can't make it back all the way, but it took us about 3 hours (with stops) each way. We ran out of water and were so thirsty we drank from the river without filtering but we were fine when we got home. Like the description says, if you make it all the way to the lake then bring water shoes!! The ground has a lot of crap so you have to watch where you step if you go barefoot. I also wore my shirt on my head to keep the horseflies from biting (there were many). The hike back was way easier, as long as you pace yourself then 13.6 miles isn't too bad. Also bring more water than you think you need or a water pump to filter the river water just to be safe.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

really lovely trail for an after work jaunt with the dogs. great history, but watch out for the ticks -- they seem to be exceptionally bad in this area for some strange reason.

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.

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

Monday, May 09, 2016

Great for the 4 year old and dog but I got a lot of ticks so use something strong. Kid and dog went off the trail and did not get any ticks ☺️ but was a great time.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Quick easy hike great to do if in the area

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

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A cool waterfall, is it worth the drive? Check out our full write up.

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.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Jack the dog and I enjoyed the walk out to Frost's House. Park at the lake, walk through the construction area...to the woods beyond. Here you will see the sign for the trail. It was a good distance ... It took us about 2 hours total out and back...

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