Cooley Glen and Emily Proctor Trails

Middlebury, Vermont

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A backpack loop to a Green Mountain ridge near the headwaters of the New Haven River.
Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

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

A backpack loop to a Green Mountain ridge near the headwaters of the New Haven
River.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Middlebury
Distance: 6.8-13 miles
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Local Contacts: Middlebury Ranger District, 1007 Route 7 South, Middlebury, VT 05753; (802) 388-4362
Local Maps: USGS Lincoln quad
Driving Directions: Directions to Cooley Glen and Emily Proctor Trails

Recent Trail Reviews

9/5/2009
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Great trail. Hiked N-S. Few views on northern end, great ones on the S. Saw few hikers on day 1 (started around 1:30 pm and went to Killington view where we camped). Day 2 did the rest of the trail loop and saw about 4 other groups of hikers. Spectacular weather, leaves just starting to turn. Great water at both Cooley Glen and Emily Procter with streams--we should have refilled more though at some small springs along the trail as hiking with 4 kids ages 9-14, 3 adults and 2 dogs. Would be nice to have a few views cleared along the trail at the northern end. Nice to be hiking in shade--some other sections of the Long Trail can be very hot.


9/1/2007
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This loop probably is best in spring or fall when the hardwoods have dropped their leaves and the surrounding ridges and peaks can be seen. The trails are gorgeous but the young forest created the green tunnel effect ~ barely any sun could splash onto the trail, barely any sky could be seen, views never opened up, and it would have been stunning if they did. A nice couple of days but no drama here.



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