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Baker Peak & Griffith Lake

These trails connecting to the Long Trail and traveling in part through the Big Branch Wilderness are mostly forested with a couple scenic viewpoints.
Trail Activity
4.20 miles, Network
Mount Tabor (VT), Peru (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Rock/Ledge


The Lake Trail enters the woods from the parking lot and gently ascends an old road. At a switch back to the left at 0.9 miles, the trail enter the Big Branch Wilderness, and the climb steepens. At 1.5 miles there is a bridge anchored to the rock face where old trestle supports are still visible. After reach a spur to the right, which climbs to an open rock with views of Dorset Peak and the valley, the trail ascends to cross McGinn Brook at the junction with the Baker Peak Trail, at 1.9 miles. The climb moderates from the junction, leading to the Long Trail just north of Griffith Lake, 3.3 miles from the trailhead.

The Baker Peak Trail connects the Lake Trail to the Long Trail near the ledges of Baker Peak. From its junction with the Lake Trail, The Baker Peak Trail begins by gradually ascending on an old woods road. It then climbs a steeper grade over ledges where it meets up with the Long Trail, 0.9 miles from the junction with the Lake Trail, and 0.1 miles south of the ledges on Baker Peak.The total distance from the Lake Trail trailhead to Baker Peak is 2.9 miles.

Trail Manager

For additional information, visit the Green Mountain Club website, or contact:

Green Mountain National Forest: Supervisor's Office - Rutland

Green Mountain National Forest: Supervisor's Office - Rutland
231 North Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 747-6700
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Green Mountain Club

Green Mountain Club
4711 Waterbury-Stowe Rd.
Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Phone: (802) 244-7037
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Trailhead Information

Take US-7 south 2.1 miles from Danby, and turn east onto South End Road. Follow South End Road 0.5 miles east to a parking lot at the trailhead.

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