Bourn Pond–Stratton Pond Loop

Manchester, Vermont 05254

Bourn Pond–Stratton Pond Loop

Bourn Pond–Stratton Pond Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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)."

Bourn Pond–Stratton Pond Loop Reviews

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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.

Bourn Pond–Stratton Pond Loop Photos

Trail Information

Nearby City
1,165 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 to 3 days
USGS Stratton Mountain, Sunderland, Peru, Manchester Quads
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Dec 2018