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Best trails in Manchester Center

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Looking for a great trail near Manchester Center, Vermont? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, forest trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Grafton Lakes State Park or Molly Stark State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Shelving Rock area of Lake George or Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Manchester Center ranging from 3.1 to 17.7 miles and from 764 to 2,667 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Manchester Center
Top trails (6)
#1 - Lye Brook Falls Trail
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
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.Show more
#2 - Prospect Rock Trail
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
#3 - Bourn Pond and Stratton Pond via Long Trail (Appalachian Trail)
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 16 mi • Est. 8 h 6 m
#4 - Lye Brook Trail to Stratton Pond
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 17.7 mi • Est. 8 h 53 m
#5 - The Battenkill River in Arlington
Dana Thompson Recreational Park
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Length: 11.2 mi
This is a paddle sport trail. There is NO hiking here.Show more
#6 - Lye Brook to Branch Pond Loop
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 14.3 mi • Est. 7 h 16 m
Please note that this trail is overgrown and bushwhacking is involved.Show more