Bourn Pond–Stratton Pond Loop

Manchester, Vermont

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Overnight backpacking through a microburst area and past two ponds, followed by a long peaceful forest walk through Lye Brook Wilderness. The hike to Bourn Pond and Stratton Pond is an excellent way to traverse through the heart of the Lye Brook Wilderness. There are lengthy stretches through pristine woodlands on this trek, but the big rewards are an early view from Prospect Rock above Manchester and then your choice of shelters or pond-side tent sites. This loop hike is described here as a two-day outing, but many extend it to three days (or longer).
Hiking the Green Mountains

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Hiking the Green Mountains

by Lisa Densmore (Falcon Guides)

Overnight backpacking through a microburst area and past two ponds, followed by a long peaceful forest walk through Lye Brook Wilderness.

The hike to Bourn Pond and Stratton Pond is an excellent way to traverse through the heart of the Lye Brook Wilderness. There are lengthy stretches through pristine woodlands on this trek, but the big rewards are an early view from Prospect Rock above Manchester and then your choice of shelters or pond-side tent sites. This loop hike is described here as a two-day outing, but many extend it to three days (or longer).

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Manchester
Distance: 16.5
Elevation Gain: 1,165 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 to 3 days
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Stratton Mountain, Sunderland, Peru, Manchester Quads
Driving Directions: Directions to Bourn Pond–Stratton Pond Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

9/7/2013
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This loop gets you moving from the start. As it has been stated the first part of the trail up to Prospect Rock is a steep road grade. The Bourn side of the loop was a swamp. Really a swamp. Beavers have moved in and we spend a few hours rock hopping or bushwacking our way around the deep stuff. The blowdown site listed in the guide is super interesting and requires some picking through , over and around all of the tangle. Over all it was just a very damp couple of trail days for not having any rain in over a week.



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May 2018