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Little Rock Pond Trail

Little Rock Pond Trail

Green Mountain National Forest

Caring for the Land and Serving People

Trail Facts

Length: 4.0 miles round tripFeaturePond
Max elevation change:  350 feetUSGS maps: Danby and Wallingford Quads
Amount of use: HeavyHiking level: Easy
 Average hike time: 2 – 2 ½ hrs round tripCamping Fee: $5 per person / night at the pond during the summer / fall

Trail Description:

This section of the Appalachian/Long Trail, marked with white blazes, is a narrow, gradually inclining path

through a mixed hardwood forest.  The trail crisscrosses and follows Little Black Brook.  One such crossing is made over a narrow steel “I” beam.  The pond is surrounded by hills and large boulders and is a very popular area for swimming, fishing, and camping.  Shelters and tent platforms are available on a first come, first served basis and are found on the east side of the trail, in close proximity to the pond.  A $5 per person/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.


From Route 7 in Danby, turn east onto Brooklyn Rd. (Forest Road 10). Take FR 10 for approximately 3.5

miles to the Appalachian/Long Trail crossing. The parking area is found on the south side of the road. From Route 100 in Weston, turn west onto Landgrove Road.  Take this road past Weston Commons and bear left over a bridge at Lawrence Hill Road.  Turn right at 4.2 miles onto Forest Road 12.  Take FR 12 for

0.4 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 10.  Follow FR 10 for about 11.0 miles until you reach the AT/LT

crossing. The parking area is found on the south side of the road.

Area Services:

Food and Services: Danby or Weston

For all Emergencies: 911

911 Information: The trailhead is in the Town of Mount Tabor, off Forest Road 10 (Brooklyn 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:

The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Recreational Opportunity Guide                                                    Little Rock Pond Trail


For More Information:

Manchester Ranger District, 2538 Depot St. (Rte 11130), Manchester Center, VT  05255, (802) 362-2307

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

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