Spruce Peak Trail

  • Spruce Peak Trail Map

Green Mountain National Forest

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Trail Facts:

 

Length: 4.8 miles round trip

Feature: Mountain, View

Max elevation change:  590 feet

USGS maps:    Peru Quad

Amount of use: Heavy

Hiking level: Moderate

Average hike time: 2 ¼ – 3 hours round trip

 

 

 

Trail Description:

This section of the Appalachian/Long Trail, marked with white blazes, winds south from the trailhead

through a hardwood forest and crosses numerous seasonal streams.  This narrow, rocky trail travels along a ridge with gradual ups and downs.  The old woods road that is crossed is the former stagecoach turnpike that connected Manchester, Bondville, and Peru.  From the summit, a short 0.1 miles spur trail to the west

(right), leads to the peak.  From here, views of the Manchester Valley, Mount Equinox, and other peaks of the Taconic Mountains can be seen.  Spruce Peak Shelter, a rustic cabin that sleeps sixteen, is another 0.4 miles south of the peak.  Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in.

 

Directions:

From Route 7 in Manchester, take Route 11/30 east for approximately 5.0 miles to the Appalachian/Long

Trail (AT/LT) crossing. The parking area is on the north side of Route 11/30;

From the intersection of Routes 11 and 30, the trailhead is 0.5 miles west on Route 11/30.  The parking area is on the north side of Route 11/30 at the AT/LT crossing;

-The trailhead is across Rte 11/30 near the parking area entrance.

 

Nearby Destinations or Attractions:

     Manchester Ranger Station

     Bromley Mountain

 


Area Services:

Food and Services: A country store, 2.4 miles east of the trailhead on Route 11 or Manchester Center

For all Emergencies: Call 911

911 Information: The trailhead is in the Town of Winhall, 259 Vt. Route 11 & 30

 




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Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests

231 North Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701

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Recreational Opportunity Guide                                                          Spruce Peak Trail

 

 

Map:

 

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