Prospect Rock-Manchester

Manchester Center, Vermont 5255

Prospect Rock-Manchester

Prospect Rock-Manchester Professional Review and Guide

"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."

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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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Trail Information

Manchester Center
Nearby City
1,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Manchester Ranger District, 2538 Depot Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255; (802) 362-2307
Local Contacts
USGS Manchester quad
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Jul 2018