Griffith Lake from Forest Road 58
Green Mountain National Forest
Caring for the Land and Serving People
Length: 4.0 miles round trip
Max elevation change: 217 feet
USGS maps: Danby Quad
Amount of use: Moderate
Hiking level: Easy
Average hike time: 2 ¼ – 3 hours round trip
Camping Fee: $5 per person / night at the pond
during the summer / fall months.
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.
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
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
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Recreational Opportunity Guide Griffith Lake from Forest Road 58
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
Last modified 7/5/2011