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Address: Lye Brook Falls Service Road, (Glen Rd., Right at Fork), Manchester, VT

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Terrific first hike of the season

After being cooped up during the long, cold winter of 2015, this was the perfect first hike of the season. It is just under 5 miles round trip, and several hundred feet of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Susan D
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Boston
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

After being cooped up during the long, cold winter of 2015, this was the perfect first hike of the season. It is just under 5 miles round trip, and several hundred feet of elevation gain.The falls, surprisingly, were some of the most beautiful that I have seen hiking in New England, Looking at some of the other reviews, several people... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After reading reviews we decided to take this trail. A clear day at the end of December was the perfect weather to hike as it was not too hot and the snow gave the place a great view. The path goes across some streams, rocky terrain and (in our case) it had some slippery ice parts. There is a log... More 

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Locust
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A comfortable hike through woodland leading to picturesque falls where you can be up close and personal.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Definitely worth the GPS challenge! I would recommend using a neighboring street off of the website (Glen Rd. I think?) vs searching for Lye Brook Falls. I am not an experience hiker, but this was easy enough for me. The sights were gorgeous especially with the changing of the leaves, and the fall was breathtaking. I urge you not to... More 

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Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My husband and I hiked to the falls during our anniversary trip to the area. I thought the hike was easy/moderate (my husband may not agree) and the falls at the end were a great reward. It took us exactly 3 hours including ample time at the falls taking pictures. There are a lot of loose rocks in some areas... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were forewarned of the distance to the waterfall via the previous reviews and the difficulties some reviewers had in finding the trail. We found a similar experience. Even with hiking boots, the trail is rough in many places. Often times you have to step on or over big rocks while going uphill. Definitely not a hike if you are... More 

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Western New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This hike was very rocky and uphill most of the way. We walked for well over 75 minutes and never found the falls. This has to be way more than 2.5 miles!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The falls were nice. The 2.3 mile hike to the falls to mostly up up up on rocks. There are a couple flat stretches of less than 200 feet. We had been spoiled by short hikes (<0.2 miles) to amazing waterfalls in Northern VT and NH. We have one kid who loves hiking and enjoyed the challenge. Our other kid... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It is not well marked! The link is 2 miles away from the trail head, after asking for directions and walking 45 min we never found it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This hike is completed in a beautiful Vermont forest. It is a hike of mostly easy to moderate level effort. Since it is all within a forest, expect some muddy sections on the trail. Once at the falls there is a nice spot for photos. If you have very young children, you will want to keep an eye on them.... More 

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