Rattlesnake Point and Falls of Lana Trail

East Middlebury, Vermont

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On this trip, you and your family will wander near the picturesque Falls of Lana (named for an army general, not a beautiful woman named Lana). You’ll climb steadily through pleasant woodlands and view Lake Dunmore, the surrounding hills, and far-off New York peaks from cliffs on Rattlesnake Point. Does a 5-mile hike seem too long? Cut the total distance by more than 3 miles by hiking to both sides of the waterfall and then returning to your vehicle. The trails cross Green Mountain National Forest as well as Branbury State Park property. Be sure to explore the park’s swimming area, campground, and playground before you head home.
Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

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Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr (The Mountaineers Books)

On this trip, you and your family will wander near the picturesque Falls of Lana (named for an army general, not a beautiful woman named Lana). You’ll climb steadily through pleasant woodlands and view Lake Dunmore, the surrounding hills, and far-off New York peaks from cliffs on Rattlesnake Point.

Does a 5-mile hike seem too long? Cut the total distance by more than 3 miles by hiking to both sides of the waterfall and then returning to your vehicle. The trails cross Green Mountain National Forest as well as Branbury State Park property. Be sure to explore the park’s swimming area, campground, and playground before you head home.

© 2007 Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: East Middlebury
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 1,050 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate for children
Duration: 4 hours
Season: May-October, closed March 15-August 1
Local Contacts: Green Mountain National Forest
Local Maps: USGS East Middlebury
Driving Directions: Directions to Rattlesnake Point and Falls of Lana Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

9/1/2007
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You'll see many people along the way sunning and swimming. The lower section follows a large aqueduct pipe up the mountain before you hit the trail and have to decide which direction to follow. Great views the entire length of this easy hike and cold but refreshing water to soak in. The perfect spot to spend a hot day.



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