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Starting at Mad Tom Notch and running north to VT 140 just outside Wallingford, Vermont, this 19.2-mile stretch of the Long Trail, starts with a short but steep climb to the ridge connecting Styles and Peru Peak. From there, the route follows a mostly downhill course (with the exception of a fun rock slab climb up Baker Peak) to its low-point about 10 miles in near the Big Branch shelter (and swimming area). From there, the LT continues on a gradual grade to Little Rock Pond (with a shelter and shorefront tent platforms) before a final climb up to the White Rocks cliff overlook. From there, it’s a steep 1,300-foot drop down to the end of the section at VT-140.
Shelters: Peru Peak, Lost Pond, Lula Tye, Little Rock Pond, Greenwall.
Water notes: From Mad Tom Notch, the first reliable water source is 4.3 miles in at the Peru Peak shelter.
-Mapped by Berne Broudy, AuthenticOutdoors.com