went to the falls and back. would love to hear if anyone hikes all the way to Stratton Pond.

Awesome. No major elevation changes. The view from Prospect Rock was great. But imagine if you fell off that thing! We stayed at William B. Douglas shelter for one night. The Branch Pond Trail was well marked, but the Lye Brook Trail was not the best marked.

Beautiful hike. Lots of side trails into lye brook Wilderness and up Stratton mountain. Stratton pond intersects with Long Trail/ Appalachian Trail. We stayed at tenting sites on Bourn Pond an Stratton Pond. Peaceful site with privy. Caretaker comes by to collect $5 per person per day. Parts of trail around Stratton Pond closed due to flooding when we were there but able to get to spring to collect and treat water.

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.

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

6 months ago

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

Friday, September 16, 2016

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.

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