Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures
by Larry Pletcher (Updated and revised by Tom Seymour) (Falcon Guides)
© 2008 Larry Pletcher (Updated and revised by Tom Seymour)/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
Great hike. Much of the trail was overgrown and was obviously not used much. Once we passed the falls we only ran into 2 other hikers the entire trip. Signs of moose were everywhere. We camped at Bourne Pond and woke the next morning to two moose swimming. Really cool.
This was quite lovely--there were a few inches of snow on the ground and the falls were partially frozen, but this added to the ambience. The canopy provided by the trees over the old railroad path is beautiful. I just hiked to the falls, which was supposed to be about 2.3 miles and it seemed to take a long time (plodding through the snow). There are some spots that are steep and tricky to navigate with snow on the ground. I can imagine this would not be a good hike during Vermont's mud season, as even with the snow, there was a good deal of water to cross.
Easy day hike to the falls, 2.3 miles with gradual incline on the way in. Spectacular waterfall, will do this one again.
This was a very challenging hike for me I did 8 miles out and 8 back I went about one mile past the bourn pond. It was very wet and the trail is over grown in many areas but not too hard to follow. The blaze seemed to be spaced out about every 1/4 mile or so there where more on the way back then on the way out. There where also many blow downs to deal with three spots had more than two blow downs on top of each other. Over all it made for a great challenge and a good work out. P.S I saw allots of Mouse sign but didn't see any but they are there. Also the bourn shelter has been taken down as of 6/5/06
The shelter at Bourn Pond has been demolished as that is now included in the wilderness area. Trail was deserted in early September: last person to come thru according to the log book at the trailhead was 5 days prior. Really pretty. Found a huge dead moose sprawled across the trail: moose signs abundant: heard one bellow in the wood nearby early one AM.
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