Griffith Lake from Forest Road 58 - SVDV Chamber of Commerce

Griffith Lake from Forest Road 58

Griffith Lake from Forest Road 58

Green Mountain National Forest

Caring for the Land and Serving People

Trail Facts

Length: 4.0 miles round tripFeature:  Lake
Max elevation change:  217 feetUSGS maps: Danby Quad
Amount of use: ModerateHiking level: Easy
Average hike time: 2 ¼ – 3 hours round tripCamping Fee: $5 per person / night at the pondduring the summer / fall months.

Trail Description:

Once an old carriage road, this trail meanders through a scenic mixed hardwood/softwood forest.  There

are several gradual inclines along the way but, overall, the trail remains relatively flat.  At approximately

0.5 miles from the trailhead, there is a large beaver pond, which offers excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.  Griffith Lake is a popular area for picnicking, swimming, and camping.  A $5 per person per night fee, paid to the Green Mountain Club caretaker, helps maintain the shelter and trails, monitor impacts, and protect vulnerable soil, water, and vegetation. Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in.  Trail blazing, maintenance, and signage will be minimal in Wilderness Areas.


From Route 7 in Manchester, take Route 11/30 east. Stay on Route 11, past the junction with Route 30,

past Bromley Ski Area, and turn left into the town of Peru for 7.5 miles.  Turn left onto Hapgood Pond Road;

From Route 100 in Londonderry, travel west on Rte 11 for about 5.0 miles and turn right into the town of

Peru.  Take Hapgood Pond Road north out of town;

– Drive 1.0 mile on Hapgood Pond Rd. and then turn left onto North Road (Forest Road 22).  Take North Road for 0.5 miles, turn left onto Mad Tom Road (Forest Road 21), drive approximately 2.0 miles, and turn right onto Forest Road 58.  Continue to the gate at the end of the road and park at the Griffith Lake Trailhead.

Area Services:

Food and Services: Londonderry restaurants and fuel stations

For all Emergencies: Call 911

911 Information: The trailhead is in the Town of Peru, off Forest Road 58.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Forest Service

Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests

231 North Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701

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