Appalachian Trail: Stratton-Arlington Road to VT 11

This 16.4-mile leg leads to Stratton Mountain--legend says this same mountain is where Denton MacKaye conceived the idea of the Appalachian Trail.
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This 16.4-mile leg leads to Stratton Mountain--legend says this same mountain is where Denton MacKaye conceived the idea of the Appalachian Trail.

Shelters: Stratton Pond Shelter; sleeps 16. William B. Douglas Shelter; sleeps 10.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 26.3

Waypoints

WPT004

Location: 43.1896324157715, -72.9892349243164

Doubletrack; stream

WPT017

Location: 43.1021499633789, -72.9547348022461

River

WPT019

Location: 43.1234664916992, -72.976432800293

Winhall River

WPT020

Location: 43.1502685546875, -72.9915313720703

Branch Pond Trail to William B. Douglas Shelter

WPT007

Location: 43.2067337036133, -72.9709701538086

VT 11/VA 30; AT continues from the end of the parking lot

WPT002

Location: 43.1795349121094, -72.9940872192383

Trail to Spruce Peak Shelter

WPT016

Location: 43.099983215332, -72.9461822509766

Jeep road

WPT013

Location: 43.0859336853027, -72.9248962402344

Stratton Mtn. (3,936 ft.); caretaker; firetower with great view

WPT003

Location: 43.1851844787598, -72.9932174682617

Trail to Spruce Peak

WPT012

Location: 43.0810165405273, -72.9279861450195

Spring

WPT014

Location: 43.0881004333496, -72.9264526367188

Water

WPT005

Location: 43.20068359375, -72.9739532470703

Stream; dirt jeep road

WPT018

Location: 43.1020011901856, -72.9640502929688

Trail to Stratton Pond and Stratton Pond Shelter (pay); North Shore Trail to North Shore Tenting area; water source

WPT011

Location: 43.0806503295898, -72.9285354614258

Small view

WPT015

Location: 43.0954322814941, -72.9393310546875

Stream

WPT010

Location: 43.0684661865234, -72.9491653442383

Jeep Road

WPT009

Location: 43.061164855957, -72.9685821533203

AT turns E on Stratton-Arlington Rd. across East Branch Deerfield River, then W @ far end of parking lot

WPT021

Location: 43.1536064147949, -73.0083541870117

AT turns E uphill off of Rootville Rd.

WPT022

Location: 43.150016784668, -72.9939193725586

Roadwalk on old Rootville Rd. (.8 mi.)

WPT023

Location: 43.1786766052246, -72.9949645996094

Spruce Peak Shelter: Fully enclosed shelter with wood burning stove in center. Large sleeping lofts, dining area and front porch