Griffith Lake Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Griffith Lake Trail is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near East Dorset, Vermont that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.7 miles 2168 feet Loop

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Directions from Hapgood Pond Area, VT: Travel west on Forest Road 21 to 58. Take Forest Road 58 to the end. Trail begins there.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Not my favorite. Constant up hill. A simple trail with not a lot to see ( unless you get to top which we did not). We made it past the falls. Just ok. At one point I could hear traffic.

6 months ago

6 months ago

7 months ago

Did this trail one year ago. The wilderness is beautiful the views are ok. If you are looking for an easy trail with kids. This is the one. It's like a walk in the park.

1 year ago

A beautiful trail filled with wildlife and flourishing plant life. Progressively steeper trail with streams and several small waterfalls at @ 1 and 1/2+ mile mark. Griffith Lake is approximately 2 and 3/4 miles to 3 miles from the South End Trail Head. A very nice hike overall.

2 years ago

this is a nice gradual decline hike in. I entered the the trail head thru Peru, Vermont off CR58. There are not really any overlooks but it was nice.

4 years ago

This is a lovely trail through scenic woods that intersects the Long Trail. The trail follows an old bridal path and is a steady and mostly gentle climb of 1900 feet. There are a few views of Dorset Mountain across the valley. Griffith Lake is a lovely lake and good for swimming. There is a tenting area a little ways down the Long Trail. It is suitable for beginner hiking, snowshoeing, and maybe advanced cross country skiing. A loop can be made by taking the Baker Peak Trail to the summit of Baker Peak for great views of the Valley of Vermont.