Hapgood Pond Trail
Green Mountain National Forest
Caring for the Land and Serving People
Length: 0.8 mile loop
Feature: Pond, Stream
Max elevation gain: 33 feet
USGS maps: Danby Quad
Amount of use: Heavy
Hiking level: Easy
Average hike time: ½ – 1 hour
Entry Fee: Day use – $4 per vehicle/day
Campground – $10 per site/night
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.
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
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 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
Last modified 7/5/2011