Lye Brook Trail to Stratton Pond

MODERATE 20 reviews

Lye Brook Trail to Stratton Pond is a 17.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Manchester Center, Vermont that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

17.7 miles
2,608 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash





nature trips






wild flowers



5 months ago

The waterfall is great, but the trail between the waterfall and bourne pond is extremely overgrown and in need of maintenance. Also, mosquitoes were pretty bad throughout the hike. However, the pond is quite a nice place to camp.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

went to the falls and back. would love to hear if anyone hikes all the way to Stratton Pond.

Friday, July 22, 2016

wonderful hike. easy on the feet. be sure to persevere to the falls. they shouldn't be missed

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Long waterfall is great

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Beautiful falls! Took my 2 chihuahuas with me and they loved it!

Friday, September 04, 2015

Did a loop with an overnight. Hiked Lyle Brook trail and detoured to the waterfall which was beautiful. Then continues trail which is extremely overgrown with hobble bushes, camped at Bourne pond, woke up and hiked the Branch Pond Trail which is nicely maintained. Stayed on trail to the intersection with AT then turned down service road to Prospect Rock which provides a beautiful view of the mountains to the south and west. Trail continues to the paved road for a mile and a half hike back to start.

Friday, September 04, 2015

The falls are beautiful!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Easy trail but quite humid

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Great hike. Not much for views off the mountain, but beautiful falls and wildlife. I'm a local and have been going here for years. After Irene, part of the trail was washed out but now, it just makes it that much more interesting!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rocky trail that ends with a great view. Good footwear and poles will be appreciated on this hike. My battery died on my phone just as we got in view of the falls. Only tracked my way up. :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Went to the waterfall just outside Manchester in the lye brook wilderness, great hike, very well maintained trail, and not to difficult at all, well worth the couple of hours to the falls

Monday, October 04, 2010

It was my first backpacking adventure out in the Green Mountains and the trail was pretty much level, except with the constant bog hopping, and beaver/storm damage detours it was an easy hike (in comparison to the White Mountains). The summit was only 2500 ft in elevation and there was no view except where we camped, there was a pretty pond and a view of Stratton Mountain. The wildlife is untouched here, heard loons and coyotes throughout the evening. But obviously there is no trail crew to maintain trails because it was difficult getting in and getting out to/from the campsite.

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Sunday, August 08, 2010