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Hapgood Pond Trail

Hapgood Pond Trail

Green Mountain National Forest

Caring for the Land and Serving People

Trail Facts:

Length: 0.8 mile loopFeaturePond, Stream
Max elevation gain: 33 feetUSGS maps: Danby Quad
Amount of use: HeavyHiking level: Easy
 Average hike time: ½ – 1 hourEntry Fee: Day use – $4 per vehicle/dayCampground – $10 per site/night

Trail Description:

The Hapgood Pond trail begins at the Hapgood Pond day use area, past the bathhouse, and continues for 0.8 miles around the north edge of the pond to the dam on the opposite side of the pond.  Just beyond the trailhead, you’ll pass a short spur trail to the left leading to the camping loops.  This trail follows a stream

for a while traveling over a few small hills and winding through a hardwood forest that gradually changes to softwoods near the dam. The trail crosses Flood Brook on a footbridge, then heads south and skirts the pond’s edge leading to a special walkway over Hapgood Dam.  Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in.


From Route 7 in Manchester, take Route 11 east for approximately 7.5 miles, past the Route 11 and 30 junction.  Continuing east on Route 11, pass Bromley Ski Area and turn left into the town of Peru.  Turn left onto Hapgood Pond Road;

From Route 100 in Londonderry, take Route 11 west for about 7.5 miles and turn right into the town of

Peru.  Take Hapgood Pond Road north out of town;

–Drive about 1.5 miles north on Hapgood Pond Road and then turn left into Hapgood Recreation Area.  Please pay the appropriate fees at the self-service fee station.  Take a left after the gate to find the parking area.

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, 1615 Hapgood Pond Rd.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Forest Service

Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests

231 North Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701

(802) 747-6700 Phone                                           (802) 747-6766 FAX Website:  www.fs.usda.gov/greenmountain

The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Recreational Opportunity Guide                     Hapgood Pond Trail

For More Information:

Manchester Ranger District, 2538 Depot St. (Rte 11/30), Manchester Center, VT  05255, (802) 362-2307

This Recreation Guide is Available  in Large Print at Forest Service Information Centers

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