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Sucker Brook Trail

Trail Overview

This trail through the Joseph Battell Wilderness gives access to the Sucker Shelter Brook on the Long Trail.
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Trail Activity
1.00 mile, One Way
Hancock (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt
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The trailhead is accessed via a short spur past the boulders at the end of USFS Road 67, across Sucker Brook on a USFS bridge. The Sucker Brook Trail trailhead is on the left past the bridge. The trail enters the Joseph Battell Wilderness, following old logging roads west. It ascends gently at first, and then more steadily. The trail reaches the Sucker Brook Shelter 0.9 miles. Past the shelter, it climbs to the junction with the Long Trail, 1 mile from the trailhead at the end of USFS Road 67.

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

Green Mountain Club

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

Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Be aware of and limit the noise you and your group generate. Enjoy the sounds of nature.
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Trailhead Information

From VT-100 in Hancock, go 8.5 miles west on VT-125 to USFS Road 67 on the left. From the center of Ripton, go 3.5 miles east on VT-125 to USFS Road 67 on the right.

Drive 3.8 miles south on USFW Road 67 from VT-125, where the road ends. The trailhead is located by boulders at the very end of the road. There is room for several cars to park.

Please note: USFS Road 67 is only maintained about 0.25 mi. in from VT-125 in winter, and may be gated near its beginning during spring and fall mud seasons.

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