Brandon Gap Great Cliff

This spectacular and popular destination is reached via a short spur from the Long Trail.  From Brandon Gap, follow the Long Trail north for 0.4 miles, to a blue blazed spur trail that leads 0.1 miles up a set of rock steps out to the Great Cliff. The trail is quite steep, but the excellent view at the top makes the trip worthwhile. Note: From March to August, the cliffs may be closed to protect nesting Peregrine falcons. Watch for closure posters.
Trail Activity
Hiking Snowshoeing
Length
0.7 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Moderate
Town
Goshen (VT)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt
Pets
Permitted on leash
Fees
No

Description

This spectacular and popular destination is reached via a short spur from the Long Trail.  From Brandon Gap, follow the Long Trail north for 0.4 miles, to a blue blazed spur trail that leads 0.1 miles up a set of rock steps out to the Great Cliff. The trail is quite steep, but the excellent view at the top makes the trip worthwhile.

Note: From March to August, the cliffs may be closed to protect nesting Peregrine falcons. Watch for closure posters.

Day Hiking

Hiking Trail - Average hike time: 1-1 ½ hrs. Length: 0.7 miles one way

Max. Elevation Change: 620 feet

Difficulty Level:         Intermediate to Difficult

 

Winter Sports: XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

No horses, mountain bikes, or motorized vehicles

 

Trail Manager

Managed by :  U.S. Forest Service, Eastern Region

http://www.fs.usda.gov/R9

US Forest Service
Phone: (802) 767-4261
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Trailhead Information

Directions to Trail head parking on south side of Route 73:

From Rochester, take Route 100 south to its junction with Route 73. Follow Route 73 west for 8.8 miles to the top of Brandon Gap.  From Brandon, take Route 73 east for 7.5 miles.

The trail starts on the other side of Route 73.

Note: this lot experiences vandalism.

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