Hike the Lye Brook Falls Trail



4.7 miles

Elevation Gain

938 ft

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Added by The Outbound Collective

A gorgeous waterfall hike in Green Mountain National Forest.

The Lye Brook Falls Trail is a 4.7 mile hike through scenic trails just outside of Manchester Center, Vermont. The trail is open year-round, but the best time to go is during spring blooms or to see the fall colors. This hike is family friendly and fun for all ages. Dogs are allowed on this trail, but bring a leash!

When you get to the falls, look for the giant rock - this is the best place to take pictures. 

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🥇Top Contributor

6 months ago

Lovely waterfall and nice, well-marked trail

This is a great trail for families and dogs. It's well marked and easy, with a few ups and downs that will get your heart pumping. The first part of the trail travels next to Lye Brook with great access to the water. There is not easy access to the water at the falls - pools are small and hard to reach. The best time to view the falls is in the spring after the snow starts melting. Be on the lookout for mushrooms and red efts in the trail!

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