From Manchester Depot, go 0.6 miles toward Manchester on VT 11/30. Turn south on East Manchester Road, then bear left on Old Rootville Road (dirt). Drive 0.5 miles and park by the gate.
The shelters are quiet in June and post-Labor Day. The Green Mountain Club discourages hiking here during mud season (from snowmelt through Memorial Day).
Vermont’s Long Trail ($9; The Wilderness Map Company; wildernessmaps.com)
Contact Green Mountain National Forest-Manchester District, (802) 362-2307, fs.fed.us/gmfl