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The Green Mountain National Forest is managed by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Located in Rutland Vermont, the park contains portions of both the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail as well as other popular peaks and trails. The park is a popular destination in New England for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Highlights within Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest include Grout Pond Recreation Area, sections of the Appalachian and Long Trails, Little Rock Pond Trail, White Rocks Cliff Trail, and Thundering Falls. The most popular season to visit this park during autumn, as the park has a stunning display of fall foliage. The park is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including several bird species such as the peregrine falcon, as well as black bears, moose, and coyote.

I did this yesterday 11/18. Soft light snow covered the trail. Very little ice. Lots of fallen trees and detours that can be hard to see in the snow. Overall an amazing run.

Great easy hike for an early Saturday morning with a stellar view as the payoff. Had Prospect rock all to myself for 40 minutes...very grateful

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

An ok trail for an average view. I only did this hike because it's part of the NE hundred highest list, and I'll never be back. For those looking to do this mountain the following information is as of 11/12/17. Go to the very end of Tower Rd and park when you can drive no further. Start your hike heading straight ahead as if the road continued. at very near 1 mile in you'll pass a collapsed shelter, keep going. The only next sign you're heading the right way is a tiny cairn on the left of the trail. You'll be following a stream for some time, keep climbing. At two miles there's a T intersection, go right. From there out the cairns and summit trail to the tower are obvious. Enjoy!

Nice easy hike! The Falls were completely frozen when we were there today which was pretty cool. Very well maintained trail & super easy going, never steep.

Trailhead was easy to find and did not use a map for this hike which was fine because the path was clearly marked with trail markers. I felt like the incline was not to strenuous, but it definitely brought my heart rate up! Went on a rainy day so unfortunately there wasn't any view at the top, but I would totally do this hike again!

Fun rock scramble at the end. Little icy and muddy.

I did this hike in early October. I saw bear scat and enjoyed the wildlife and vegetation, but the trail is more moderate than difficult.

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16 days ago

Good hike for kiddos and the lodge and pond are beautiful!!

Great hike Rocky at top. Crossing the Long Trail cool sites!