Photos of Slippery Brook Trail

DISTANCE
11.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,923 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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3 months ago

Hiked Slippery Brook trail down as the last leg of the Baldface Circle loop to make for a shorter loop and an easier trip. Had a group of six hikers with us today with varied abilities and conditioning. Took the south section of the Baldface Circle Trail up from the road to the intersection of Baldface Knob Trail, and then that trial to Slippery Brook Trail and down to Baldface Circle Trail again and then to Route 113 and the parking lot. The sometimes steep and dicey rock climbing up the south Baldface Circle Trail took it out of some of us and took so much time that we had to shorten our itinerary in order to get back before it got too dark. Slippery Brook is a pleasantly nice, yet still scenic at the top, contrast to that steep section of the Circle and highly recommended as a way down if you want/need to shorten or ease the last leg of your hike. This modified loop totaled 8.1 miles and took about 7 hours with breaks and a long lunch. Great lookout spot for lunch below that intersection with Baldface Knob Trail, so you needn't even leave the Slippery Brook Trail if you climbed it up and down. Dogs? Sure, but only on Slippery Brook Trail. No way on the south section of Baldface Circle Trail. WAY too steep and too many smooth, slippery expanses of bare rock face to navigate safely with a dog. See my full review at "Baldface Trail" and partial review at "Baldface Circle Trail to Emerald Pool."