The outlined route shown by Alltrails is actually pretty off the mark, especially when it comes to the Branch Pond Trail (left leg as you are looking at the map). the Alltrails map shows it being much farther west than it actually is. if you use the Terrain or Topo Map layer you will see the correct route that follows along the eastern side of the river for most of the way before coming to bourne pond.
Also if you plan on camping at any of the tenting areas or shelters you will need to bring cash, as it is $5 per person per night. There are Trail hosts living at stratton shelter who come around and collect the fee's.

backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike, lovely and quiet campsites by the pond. My favorite place in Vermont so far.

A really lovely low-impact hike. Can be a very leisurely overnight. Camping by Bourne Pond is great. Highly recommended.

backpacking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

wonderful hike. easy on the feet. be sure to preserve to the falls. they shouldn't be missed

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Long waterfall is great

Beautiful falls! Took my 2 chihuahuas with me and they loved it!

camping
Friday, September 04, 2015

Did a loop with an overnight. Hiked Lyle Brook trail and detoured to the waterfall which was beautiful. Then continues trail which is extremely overgrown with hobble bushes, camped at Bourne pond, woke up and hiked the Branch Pond Trail which is nicely maintained. Stayed on trail to the intersection with AT then turned down service road to Prospect Rock which provides a beautiful view of the mountains to the south and west. Trail continues to the paved road for a mile and a half hike back to start.

The falls are beautiful!

hiking
Sunday, August 30, 2015

hiking
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Easy trail but quite humid

Great hike. Not much for views off the mountain, but beautiful falls and wildlife. I'm a local and have been going here for years. After Irene, part of the trail was washed out but now, it just makes it that much more interesting!

hiking
Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tuesday, September 02, 2014