Prospect Rock

Johnson, Vermont 05656

Prospect Rock

Prospect Rock Professional Review and Guide

"A short, somewhat steep hike leads to panoramic cliff-top views of the braided channels of the Lamoille River and the high peaks rising steeply beyond it."

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7/2/2018
This is a quick, steep hike up to lovely panoramic views. You can reach the trail head here by taking Route 15 west out of the village and take a right onto Hogback Road before you cross the bridge. Go a little over a mile on Hogback Road. Once you reach the trail head you will probably want to put on some bug spray and head north on the white blazed Long Trail. The forest is really diverse here, with a lot of lovely hemlock, fir, birch, black cherry, red pine, maple, spruce, and more. You will also see wildflowers this time of year and little stream beds. After the steep climb you reach Prospect Rock, offering wonderful views of the Lamoille River and the Sterling Range. Although the trail is a little rigorous it is just short enough that I believe it is kid-friendly.
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Trail Information

Johnson
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
2
Distance
540 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Summer and Winter
Season
USGS Johnson
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