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The falls are very pretty

The hike is off the beaten path a bit, so that is what you get. Rougher terrain in spots and it... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2019
Hamburg, New York
Terrific woodsy watery trail

This was moderately challenging, well-marked upward trail which ends at a picturesque falls. Would... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
San Diego, California
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Lye Brook Falls Service Road, (Glen Rd., Right at Fork), Manchester, VT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide book said the trail was "moderate". Well, if this is moderate, I would hate to see what a difficult trail is like. Large rocks strewn all over the trail, many steep portions, overall a very difficult trail.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TheCosmo
Reviewed January 19, 2019

The hike is off the beaten path a bit, so that is what you get. Rougher terrain in spots and it would definitely help to have a hiking partner. Once you get to the falls however, it is worth the effort. It is a little...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

This was moderately challenging, well-marked upward trail which ends at a picturesque falls. Would surely recommend as first trail to see for anyone visiting the area!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lrbarile
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

The route to the falls involves navigating a lot of boulders on the pathway and crossing two streams so make sure you have appropriate footwear. It took us just under 3 hours for the round trip but was well worth it as the falls are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank AdamT757
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

The trip totals 5 miles(7,6 kilometer).. First mile is easy, the second mile is steep and rocky (didn’t do much talking here) and the last 1/2 mile to the fall is downhill.. Wear proper hiking shoes, rocks are slippery due to ice,leafs, water, mud etc.....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

We had a 9yo (not that adventurous), 14yo (very fit), 2 40's something adults and a 70yo. This was a great hike for the four of us but not for the 70yo who did not make it up. Took us 2 hours up but probably...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 56lorrainep
Reviewed October 4, 2018

great hike, although be prepared by wearing the right shoes. The road entering is full of pot holes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacqueline J
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We made this hike yesterday. It took us 1.5 hours in and only 1.0 out. The hike into the falls is almost entirely up-elevation and we had to ford one rather large stream which was challenging (but fun!) due to recent heavy rainfall. The rainfall...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Swissman564
Reviewed September 25, 2018

what a great hike! worth the trip! very fun walking through small streams so wear shoes that can get a little wet or muddy!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kelly M
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Went there with my 3 kids ( 5-8 of age) - who did find this trail quite challenging - it took us around 2 and half hours to climb up to the fall. It's a non circular trail so the way back is quite boring...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Defling | Reviewed this property |
Saw a grandma on the trail with two girls 10-12
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Sorry but I haven't visited in winter.
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