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Lye Brook Falls Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily 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.

Length 4.7 mi Elevation gain 938 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Partially paved River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife
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The trail, marked with blue blazes, follows the Lye Brook Trail for just under 2 miles. At around the 1.8 mile mark, there is a spur trail to the right that leads to the falls. There will be a sign, though some have reported it can be misleading. Climbing around the falls is not recommended, as wet rocks can be very slippery.

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Dhaval V
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Kaitlin Ashley
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So-so. Waterfall is nice, but no views otherwise. Not technically challenging, pretty crowded, on the boring side. Would rate on the easy side of moderate (particularly because my mileage was closer to 4 miles).

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Patricia Serrao
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Great hike! First mile is a pleasant walk through mature woods. Then it's uphill the rest of the way to a beautiful waterfall. As others have mentioned, make sure you go up as well as down at the end to get the best views. Went at 8am and only encountered one other couple on the way out.

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Olivia McEachern
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my favorite hike in southern vermont. steady incline but a kinda rocky trail. the views at the end of the waterfall are worth it all. so beautiful! highly recommend. total trail for us was ~4.8 miles.

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Andrew Urban
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Tristen Roman
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Beautiful trail! Nice steady path

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vlad titov
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David Peritt
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Lovely 8km. Slight grade. Waterfall beautiful. Up and back is only downside. Wide path. Well used on nice day.

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Zac Montrief
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Great trail with an incredible view of a waterfall. It was insanely crowded on a Saturday when we went in the middle of the day a few weeks back. 100% worth the hike, took somewhere around 2-2.5 hours roundtrip for us. Would highly recommend as a green-blue trail.

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claire sampson
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Nicholas Westin
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Arwen Foster
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super awesome hike. rocky and slippery at times but what a great destination! make sure you go "up" at the end.

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Rebecca Maltzman
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Elise Lefteriou
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Fun trail! Mix of inclines with a beautiful waterfall at the end which was a real treat. We visited after a heavy rain so tervesing small streams was part of the hike but also my favorite part.

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Kartheik Kartheik Iyer
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Christopher Farrell
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Noel Heinsohn
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Great public trail. Good for the whole family. Lots of people so come early or right before sunset. Great view. Go up not down. Easy two hour hike!

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Rachel Vickery
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matt h
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Dallin Wardrop
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What an excellent trail! As we pulled up the parking lot was PACKED and the street was lined with parked cars. I guess that is what you can expect on a holiday weekend in Vermont during leaf peeping season. The trail was well manicured and even though the trail was crowded, it was still an amazing experience. The falls are beautiful. Nice mix of easy and steep. Definitely worth it, even on a crowded day.

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Fabrin Cabrera
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Betty cabrera
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Kathryn Jakabcin
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Beautiful, verdant trail. Take a stick as the trail is sometimes a bit rocky.

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Ben Sandler
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David Tow
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Evan Nicholas
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Missy Richardson
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Completed this trail with my 60 year old mother. We got to the trailhead around 9 (late by my moral standards) but only 5-7 other cars were there. Trail had a good little bit of incline but not too bad. When you get to the waterfall, it looks like the trail wants you go down a little hill where there’s a pretty wide area to sit by the water. We thought these were the real views and were disappointed. When it looks like you should go down at the very end, go left and up about 20 feet! Best views of the falls!

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Anne Madden
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Nice typical NE trail - rocky much of the way. Most of the elevation came in the 2nd mile. We’re past peak and the waterfall was pretty lightly flowing after this dry summer but still a nice walk in the woods.

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