Old Job Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Old Job Trail is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Tabor, Vermont that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
846 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Danby, VT: Travel Forest Road 10 west to reach Forest Road 30. The trail begins where Forest Road 30 crosses Lake Brook.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago

Did this trail and looped around on the AT/LT. It was a beautiful hike, but was definitely a little tougher than anticipated because of mud season. Took a solid 7 hours (with a couple quick stops) to do the entire loop. We did not see a single soul on the entire trail. Mt Baker was tough and slippery to climb (was a solid mist when we started up it), but still made for great views. I will for sure go back and do this trail again once it dries up. The sawdust pile was something incredible to see! We parked off Mt Tabor/Brooklyn road right in the Big Branch wilderness area and started on the AT/LT and then met up with the Old Job Trail. That route was a solid 14 mile hike.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

camping
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Old Job South Loop can be linked to the AT / Long Trail for a nice, 11 mile loop. Leaving out of the parking lot for Forest Road 30, turn left and follow the blue marks down Corridor 70 - a former utility road. Turning right at the end of the parking lot will put you directly on Old Job Trail.

About 3 miles down Corridor 70, you'll find yourself at the northern tip Griffith Lake, which has 7 really nice campsites (either 7 or 9 spots) at its southern end - maintained by the Green Mountain Club, the site has tent platforms, a fire pit on the lake, wash pit, and toilet - it costs $5 to camp. You'll meet the AT / Long Trail at the northern end of Griffith Lake, along which you'll scale Mt Baker - there's a fairly moderate rock scramble from the South, with great views on top. It's about five or six easy miles along the AT up to Old Job - there's a shelter at Lost Pond that makes a great site for lunch. When you cross the bridge along Old Job, go to your right (left will lead you to the Old Job shelter, right will take you back to the parking lot in about a mile).

As a heads up, some of the trail along the last mile section of this loop is crossable but fairly washed out at several points along an embankment.

hiking
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Easy well marked trail. The lookout has a great western view on a clear day. The Old Job Trail has some Irene damage that still exists north of the forest road access but all of the bridges are back in place south of the FS road. There are some good tenting sites next to the trail shelter and since it is away from the AT/LT the traffic is usually minimal. The sawdust pile is interesting and makes me wonder how large it started out as to have lasted all of these years.

hiking
Thursday, October 10, 2013

A great, easy 13 mile loop that can be done in one long day or two easy days. Not too much elevation, one great overlook, pleasant river stops, and two great campsites: Griffith Lake campsite with 5 or 6 private tent platforms, and the Old Job Shelter with a lean-to that sleeps 8.