Prospect Rock-Manchester

Manchester Center, Vermont

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This is a convenient three-hour excursion to an overlook at the edge of the Lye Brook Wilderness. Brand names such as Orvis and Timberland attract even hard-core hikers to the upscale shops and factory outlets that populate Manchester Depot. But when active visitors have had enough, a quick ramble to Prospect Rock affords a welcome antidote to a day of rigorous browsing—or a very convenient diversion while companions shop till they drop. This walk along an old town road also serves as a perfect hike in early spring to tune up unused muscles without eroding a muddy trail.
Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

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Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

by Larry Pletcher (Updated and revised by Tom Seymour) (Falcon Guides)

This is a convenient three-hour excursion to an overlook at the edge of the Lye Brook Wilderness.

Brand names such as Orvis and Timberland attract even hard-core hikers to the upscale shops and factory outlets that populate Manchester Depot. But when active visitors have had enough, a quick ramble to Prospect Rock affords a welcome antidote to a day of rigorous browsing—or a very convenient diversion while companions shop till they drop. This walk along an old town road also serves as a perfect hike in early spring to tune up unused muscles without eroding a muddy trail.

© 2008 Larry Pletcher (Updated and revised by Tom Seymour)/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Manchester Center
Distance: 3.5
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Local Contacts: Manchester Ranger District, 2538 Depot Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255; (802) 362-2307
Local Maps: USGS Manchester quad
Driving Directions: Directions to Prospect Rock-Manchester

Recent Trail Reviews

3/12/2003
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This brief hike is a great sampling of the Appalachian Trail and an excellent hike for beginners. The trail is wide and mosquito filled, so bring the bug spray. It offers an excellent view of Manchester Valley on a clear day. Hit this trail if you want a quick run into the woods.



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