Big Branch Brook, Griffith Lake, and Baker Peak

Rutland, Vermont 5702

Big Branch Brook, Griffith Lake, and Baker Peak

Big Branch Brook, Griffith Lake, and Baker Peak Professional Review and Guide

"A two- or three-day backpack circuit through the heart of the Big Branch Wilderness; a full day for stronger hikers. Roaring brook, pristine lake, vanished town, or scenic mountainside—whatever your pleasure, this extended loop through the Big Branch Wilderness delivers a zesty mix of superior camping options.

Forest roads and side trails admit day-trippers to parts of this varied circuit, but a few days of relaxed roaming with a pack strapped to your back is the way to discover the subtle charms of this delightfully diverse terrain."

Big Branch Brook, Griffith Lake, and Baker Peak Reviews

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8/23/2013
Did an overnight from Big Branch down to Griffith Lake over Baker Peak and then back around via the Old Job Trail. Great weather and a clear view from Baker Peak. The Griffith Lake tenting area had many blow downs making them less than optimal. The Old Job Trail still has some washed out areas but the trail is still able to be used. It was listed as closed but a call to the local ranger confirmed it was open with some rough patches.
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8/9/2008
Thia is an okay hike. It takes about 4 hours round trip. This is the third time for me. I have hiked it in the summer(rained all the time)winter(snowed 6" that day) and fall, beautiful time to go. Do not think I will be going back for spring hike. Views are great from Bakers Peak but only if the weather is good that day.
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Big Branch Brook, Griffith Lake, and Baker Peak Photos

Trail Information

Rutland
Nearby City
13.4
Distance
1,410 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Manchester Ranger District, 2538 Depot Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255; (802) 362-2307
Local Contacts
USGS Danby quad
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018