Lye Brook Falls Trail

MODERATE 150 reviews

Lye Brook Falls Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Manchester Center, Vermont that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

4 days ago

Nice hike. The rock backdrop on the falls is beautiful!

13 days ago

Great hike did this with the entire family
From 68 years old to 17 years old
Great fun !

hiking
13 days ago

Some narrow points along the path, as well as some very steep ones. People who have trouble with heights may not enjoy the final part actually by the falls as it's narrow and very steep at some parts.

15 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike....waterfall very well worth the climb getting there. Climb was steady and never too difficult. Great 2-3 hr hike.

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15 days ago

My wife and I and 2 small kids (age 2 and 4) did this hike summer 2018. A few steep passes, kids were in carriers for a good amount of hike. We took 5 hours, but stopped at the falls to play in the pools for 30 mins (parents-advise water shoes) and as well as other very slow trekking due to small kids. Beautiful falls, a lot of fun, tree covered 95% of the way in July made for cool hike despite 90 degree weather.

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1 month ago

Great short day hike. Beautiful trail and waterfall, not much in the way of views of the valley but still very worth the trip

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1 month ago

This hike was a bit more difficult than I had imagined, lots of rocks! Wet at the end before the fall. Keep going the view is amazing from the very top! Long hike but worth it. Would say for a more experienced than medium but I also had a 56 yer old climbing with me :)

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2 months ago

the falls a definite reward at the end. steady climb but not too difficult.

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2 months ago

Pretty decent hike. We only had a few hours so this was perfect. Took us about 1h15m up and 45 down. Not too much to see on the way up. The waterfall is cool, but there isnt an open “view” like there would be on top of a mountain. If I were ever in the area again, I would probably do it again.

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4 months ago

An okay hike. It’s a steady climb to the falls, it never gets steep. The trail descends a little over the last half of a mile. Although the lanslide and the waterfall are interesting, there aren’t many other attractions on the rest of the trail.

8 months ago

Nice easy hike! The Falls were completely frozen when we were there today which was pretty cool. Very well maintained trail & super easy going, never steep.

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8 months ago

It was a great hike and the best time to do it is fall when the ground is full of fall leaves. It looks like a scene from a fairy tail book. This is an easy hike with not much elevation. This is a quick hike if you have other things planned as well during the afternoon and dont want to spend all day hiking. Or just need something for 2-3 hours. It gives you some elevation as well. So for folks who like to raise their heart beats a bit while hiking, this has that element as well. Waterfall itself is quite beautiful. There is a giant rock where mostly folks go till and take pictures. But there is about 50 more steps you could take upwards towards the falls (a bit slippery) but gets you closer to the falls and gives you a better view. You could also go further down the fall and chill at a few rocks. Not too much traffic.

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9 months ago

Great little hike. Took about about 2 1/2 hours for the up an back with about 20 min at the falls. It has been dry the last few weeks so the volume of water coming down was not spectacular.

9 months ago

Great little hike!

9 months ago

This was so far our favorite hike in the green mountains.

hiking
9 months ago

very nice trail... family friendly... our dachshund made it all the way without any assist. no views along the way... a nice wooded trail. would look great if leaves were peaking... which they were NOT today... the payoff is a waterfall which is fun to scramble around on and pretty...

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10 months ago

Great hike! Very rocky trails so it becomes a bit tiresome on your feet after a while. Did it with our 6 year old who did great, but was super tired by the time we came back down. So probably at the limit of what a little kid can do. The falls were great although you have to be extra careful when walking up to the edge of the gorge.

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11 months ago

Not too bad. Falls at the end were a great payoff.

11 months ago

Great hike beautiful falls!!

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11 months ago

Nice hike thru some of the Lye Brook Wilderness...found it pretty easy going. Falls are gorgeous!!

11 months ago

Great trail - fairly easy going, solid but not intense incline, and beautiful falls reward you at the end. Would make a great winter snowshoe or a tough summer trail run.

11 months ago

Great view of the falls at the end.

11 months ago

great hike! the view is worth the all up hill climb.

hiking
11 months ago

Took our Bulldog on this hike today. Long steady uphill to the falls, some rocky patches. We were feeling it near the top. Falls were pretty dry.
Took some great photos.

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Enjoyable Hike with multiple streams and runoffs to cross before culminating with the Falls. Approximately 4.4 miles in and back.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Easy hike. Takes about an hour one way . Ends up to a beautiful waterfall.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Very intimate breathtaking waterfall!!! Took me by surprise!!! LOVED IT!!!!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mellow trail to the falls; no true steeps. Falls are spectacular; great place to spend a few hours. Some trail sections are a bit awkward because of the amount of rocks in the ground. The easiest hike I've done in the region, but still a good reward.

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

First hike of the season! Not to mention first hike after many, many years not hiking. This hike was a little strenuous on my first time out in forever but, not to the point of having to low crawl my way up. The falls are definitely worth it. They are absolutely beautiful. All the people and pups we encountered were very pleasant especially a 3 month old GS puppy named Maverick that I wanted to take home! Such a little fluff ball! Anyway, it was a great hike and I will definitely do it again!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The waterfall is stunning - the tallest I've ever seen.

I found this walk to be challenging, but it was so worth it. There are some fairly steep sections, lots of rocks, several fallen trees to scramble over.

Wear hiking shoes; waterproof if you've got 'em.

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