VT §6: Danby-Landgrove Road (USFS-10) to VT-11/VT-30

Vermont §6 spans 17.8 miles. Parking is available for eight mileposts.

Mp 0.0/17.8: Brooklyn Road and USFS-10

Locate: {43.37279, -72.96269}

Orient: The AT crosses the junction of paved Brooklyn Road (aka Mt Tabor Road) and gravel USFS-10 [Danby-Landgrove Road] in Wallingford; no winter maintenance in either direction. Brooklyn Road branches east from US-7 in Danby 12.5 mi north of US-30 [Depot Street] in Manchester Center and 14.3 mi south of VT-103 in North Clarendon. From US-7 {43.347297, -72.992786}: Follow Brooklyn Road for 3.1 mi to lot on right (south) side of road.

Park: Park in large lot; privy. Alternative parking for 2–3 cars in pull-off 0.2 mi farther east, on north side of road.

Connect: For AT northbound, cross road and enter footpath straight ahead. For AT southbound, follow gravel road east for 0.2 mi to right onto footpath.

Mp 1.5/16.3: via Old Job Trail

Locate: {43.34264, -72.92927}

Orient: USFS-30 branches southwest from USFS-10 [Danby-Landgrove Road]. From parking lot for Mp 0.0/17.8: follow USFS-10 east for 3.5 mi to right onto USFS-30; continue on USFS-30 for 2.3 mi to end of road.

Park: Looks like parking for several cars at end of road.

Connect: Follow Old Job Trail for 2.0 mi to AT {43.34419, -72.95421}. For AT northbound, turn right. For AT southbound, turn left.

Mp 5.1/12.7: via Baker Creek Trail

Locate: {43.31262, -72.98681}

Orient: Baker Creek Trail branches north from Griffith Lake Trail; see Mp 6.9/10.9.

Connect: Follow Griffith Lake Trail for 1.9 mi to left onto Baker Creek Trail {43.31348, -72.96956}; follow Baker Creek Trail for 0.9 mi to AT {43.32341, -72.96527}. For AT northbound, turn left. For AT southbound, turn right.

Mp 6.9/10.9: via Lake Trail

Locate: {43.31262, -72.98681}

Orient: South End Road branches southeast from US-7 in Mt Tabor 10.4 mi north of US-30 [Depot Street] in Manchester Center and 11.3 mi south of VT-140 [Depot Street, School Street] in Wallingford. From US-7: follow South End Round southeast for 0.5 mi to trailhead on left (east) side of road.

Park: Looks like parking for 4–5 cars in pull-off at trailhead; kiosk.

Connect: Follow Lake Trial for 3.3 mi to AT {43.30919, -72.95831}. For AT northbound, turn left. For AT southbound, turn right.

Mp 7.0/10.8: via Griffith Lake Trail

Locate: {43.27954, -72.96025}

Orient: Griffith Lake Trail starts at the end of USFS-58, which branches north from USFS-21 [Mad Tom Notch Road] 0.5 mi west of the Mp 12.3/5.5 crossing, below. From the Mp 12.3/5.5: follow USFS-21 west for 0.5 mi to right onto USFS-58; continue on USFS-58 for 2.0 mi to end of road.

Park: Parking for several cars at trailhead. Be wary of porcupines gnawing at engine hoses.

Connect: Follow Griffith Lake Trail for 2.0 mi to AT {43.30673, -72.95858}. For AT northbound, turn left. For AT southbound, turn right.

Mp 12.3/5.5: USFS-21 [Mad Tom Notch Road]

Locate: {43.25772, -72.93859}

Orient: The AT crosses gravel USFS-21 in Peru 3.9 mi from Main Street via Hapgood Pond Road and North Road (aka North Pond Road and N Road). Hapgood Pond Road branches northeast from Main Street, near post office and general store, 4.6 mi west of VT-100 in Londonderry and 8.7 mi northeast of US-7 [Depot Street] in Manchester Center. From Main Street: follow Hapgood Pond Road for 1.0 mi to left onto North Road; follow North Road, becoming gravel, for 0.8 mi to left onto USFS-21; continue on USFS-21 for 2.1 mi to parking area. The last mile to crossing is not plowed in winter.

Park: Parking for 8–10 cars in lot on south side of road, after AT crossing. Alternative parking is available in large lot on north side of road 1 mi east of crossing {43.254169, -72.918737}; approach is plowed.

Connect: From lot, walk east on road briefly to AT. For AT northbound, turn left onto footpath, For AT southbound, turn right onto footpath.

Mp 14.8/3.0: via Bromley ski lift

Locate: {43.21350, -72.93348}

Orient: The AT atop Bromley Mountain Ski Resort skirts the summit terminal for the Sun Mountain Express chairlift. Call resort (80-824-5522) for off-season chairlift schedules. The resort is on VT-11 in Peru 6.5 mi northeast of US-30 [Depot Street] in Manchester Center and 6.8 mi southwest of VT-100 in Londonderry.

Park: Park in commodious lot for resort.

Connect: The AT crosses the summit in a clearing {43.22792, -72.93971}. For AT northbound, follow wooded footpath opposite lift landing, bearing northeast. For AT southbound, follow cleared ski trail, bearing west.

Mp 17.8/0.0: VA-11 [Manchester-Peru Highway]

Locate: {43.20690, -72.97070}

Orient: The AT crosses VT-11/VT-30 in Peru 4.4 mi northeast of US-30 [Depot Street] in Manchester Center and 8.9 mi southwest of VT-100 in Londonderry.

Park: Park in large hiker lot on north side of road; signed "VAST Trail Access Parking".