Cooley Glen and Emily Proctor Trails

MODERATE 7 reviews

Cooley Glen and Emily Proctor Trails is a 11.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ripton, Vermont that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3349 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

Directions from South Lincoln, VT: Travel south on Forest Road 54. Travel about 4 miles and turn left (east) onto Forest Road 201 and continue .3 mile to the trailhead parking.

Great hike with lots of different trails (narrow, rocky, steep, large). Started with the Cooley Glen trail which was a good choice since the Emily Proctor trail is quite steep near the top. Stayed overnight near the Cooley Glen shelter with our tent. Did not see a lot of animals, but lots of pretty flowers! The trails are very quiet and you don't see that many hikers so it's perfect for some alone and peaceful time. Highly recommend!

hiking
28 days ago

Awesome loop.

hiking
29 days ago

great trail, started up Emily Proctor which was steep and wet, but made for an enjoyable challenge and nice hike down the Long Trail and Cooley Glen the next day.

9 months ago

Beautiful trail.

9 months ago

9 months ago

Really enjoyed the hike. Camped over in the Emily Proctor Shelter. Ascended Cooley Glen, hike north to Mount Grant, then South to Emily Proctor. Carried 4 litres of water, but didn't need to. The Emily Proctor shelter had a good water source. Great view from Mount Wilson.

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016