Little Rock Pond Green Mountain Loop

  • Little Rock Pond Map

 

Green Mountain National Forest


Caring for the Land and Serving People

 


 

 

Trail Facts:

 

Length: 6.5 mile loop

Feature: Mountain, Pond, Views

Max. elevation change:  1070 feet

USGS maps: Danby and Wallingford Quad

Amount of use: Moderate

Hiking level: Moderate – Difficult

 

Average hike time: 4 – 5 hour loop

Camping Fee: $5 per person / night at the pond

during the summer / fall

 

 

Trail Description:

The Green Mountain Connector Trail, found across the road and slightly west of the parking lot, heads

southwest for 0.6 miles to its junction with the Green Mountain Trail.  Follow the blue blazes.  From here the trail ascends, following old woods roads for the next mile and leads to the summit of Green Mountain at

2.5 miles.  The trail continues along the ridgeline and passes several spur trails that lead to excellent views of the surrounding mountains and Little Rock Pond.  Crossing ledges, the trail descends steadily to its junction with the Little Rock Pond Loop Trail at the north end of the pond.  This trail leads to the Appalachian/Long Trail, in either direction.  The south end of the pond is where the tenting area, shelter, and a Green Mountain Club caretaker are found.  Follow the AT/LT, blazed with white, south on the relatively flat 2-mile hike back to the parking area at Forest Road 10.  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.

 

Directions:

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;

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.  Parking is also available at the Big Branch Day- Use Area, 0.5 miles west of the AT/LT crossing.  The trailhead from Big Branch is found across the road and about 200 feet west (left) of the parking entrance.

Area Services:


 



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


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Recreational Opportunity Guide                      Little Rock Pond I Green Mountain Trail

 

 

Food  and Services: Danby or Weston

For all Emergencies: Call 911

911 Information: The trailhead is in the Town of Mount Tabor, off  FR 10 (Brooklyn Rd.)

 



 

For More Information:


Co ntou r I nt erva l SO Feet


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