Prospect Rock Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews

Prospect Rock Trail is a 3.1 mile 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1069 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Manchester Depot, VT: Travel northeast on SRs 11 / 30 making a sharp right onto East Manchester Road. Make an immediate left onto Rootville Road. Follow until the road forks (which is practically the end of the road) and bear right. Trailhead is at the end. Parking is limited.

backpacking
2 days ago

This was a nice easy trail on the last leg of a 2 night backpacking trip starting at Stratton mountain trail.
Still foliage this late in season. Could easily see where most of the wild flowers would have been. Nice stream crossings.

5 days ago

6 days ago

Did this while baby wearing my 6 month old son and it was the perfect workout !

12 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

It's a rather boring hike up. You are pretty much walking on a dirt road. Road is very rocky and steep. There is a small waterfall at the beginning other then that pretty uneventful until to reach Prospect Rock. The view from there was very nice. Ok hike if your looking to kill some time.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

This is a awesome little hike with beautiful views.

1 month ago

Amazing views!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The trail itself is rather bland, like a rough road. That being said, there are wild flowers and little streams to check out. Prospect Rock had a beautiful view and was well worth the short hike to the top.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Very steep to start off, basically just a dirt road path. No waterfall, just a stream. I would do the Lye Brook Falls trail nearby if you were looking for a hike in this area. That actually has a lot of visual interest and more intricate trail style and an actual waterfall at the end.

hiking
2 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Moderate incline but the trail is well maintained. Trail to the Rock isn't really marked but keep an eye out for it on the right if you're hiking up the road. it was down pouring when we got to Prospect Rock but the view was still great.