Appalachian Trail: VT 11 to Brooklyn Road

Swimming is not a common word on the AT, but a highlight on this 16.5-mile hike at Griffith Lake. There is a fun rock scramble on Baker Peak too.
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Swimming is not a common word on the AT, but a highlight on this 16.5-mile hike at Griffith Lake. There is a fun rock scramble on Baker Peak too.

Shelters: Bromley Shelter; sleeps 12. Peru Peak Shelter; sleeps 10. Lost Pond Shelter; sleeps 6. Big Branch Shelter; sleeps 8.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 26.9

Waypoints

WPT019

Location: 43.3248252868652, -72.9639434814453

Baker Peak; rock scramble up to top

WPT010

Location: 43.2734985351562, -72.938232421875

Styles Peak; view to E

WPT006

Location: 43.2223052978516, -72.950309753418

Bromley Shelter: Dual level; new shelter with covered eating area and large bench seat; some say best privy on the AT

WPT003

Location: 43.2251586914062, -72.9488372802734

View to SE

WPT002

Location: 43.2250022888184, -72.9488754272461

Trail to view

WPT005

Location: 43.2274169921875, -72.9402313232422

Warming hut (shelter); ski lift; viewing tower

WPT021

Location: 43.347583770752, -72.953254699707

Lost Pond Shelter

WPT011

Location: 43.301383972168, -72.9504318237305

Leave Peru Peak Wilderness

WPT016

Location: 43.3065986633301, -72.9582824707031

Old Job Trail

WPT013

Location: 43.3027000427246, -72.9580688476562

First view of Griffith Lake

WPT014

Location: 43.303050994873, -72.9582366943359

Tenting area; caretaker tent

WPT008

Location: 43.2578010559082, -72.9381866455078

Water pump

WPT009

Location: 43.265251159668, -72.9412155151367

Tiny spring

WPT002

Location: 43.2225151062012, -72.9519500732422

Trail to Bromley Shelter

WPT007

Location: 43.2067413330078, -72.9710388183594

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

WPT020

Location: 43.3248176574707, -72.9634170532226

Bad weather trail (blue-blazed)

WPT017

Location: 43.307201385498, -72.9584350585938

Enter Big Branch Wilderness Area

WPT004

Location: 43.2276840209961, -72.9445037841797

AT follows Bromley Ski Trail uphill

WPT006

Location: 43.2280158996582, -72.9397659301758

AT directions on large 10-ft. cement block

WPT005

Location: 43.2168655395508, -72.9633483886719

Jeep road

WPT004

Location: 43.214282989502, -72.9665985107422

Bromley Brook

WPT018

Location: 43.3086814880371, -72.9584808349609

Lake Trail

WPT007

Location: 43.257568359375, -72.9382171630859

USFS 21; Mad Tom Notch

WPT012

Location: 43.3011512756348, -72.9523315429688

Peru Peak Shelter

WPT015

Location: 43.3036994934082, -72.9587173461914

Lake Access; superb swimming

WPT004

Location: 43.3629684448242, -72.9443817138672

Big Branch river

WPT006

Location: 43.3691177368164, -72.9607467651367

Leave Big Branch Wilderness Area

WPT003

Location: 43.363166809082, -72.9428634643555

Old Job Trail to Old Job Shelter

WPT002

Location: 43.3470497131348, -72.9528579711914

Trail to Lost Pond Shelter

WPT005

Location: 43.3640670776367, -72.9463348388672

Big Branch Shelter

WPT007

Location: 43.371265411377, -72.9612808227539

AT follows Brooklyn Rd./USFS 10; parking

DSCF7075

Location: 43.362850189209, -72.9441833496094

DSCF7076

Location: 43.3641014099121, -72.946403503418

DSCF7014

Location: 43.2276000976562, -72.9414520263672

DSCF7021

Location: 43.2279014587402, -72.9398803710938

DSCF7046

Location: 43.2755012512207, -72.938346862793

DSCF7058

Location: 43.3012504577637, -72.9523315429688

DSCF7063

Location: 43.3064498901367, -72.9586334228516

DSCF7070

Location: 43.324333190918, -72.9641799926758