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Lye Brook Falls

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Address: Lye Brook Falls Service Road, (Glen Rd., Right at Fork), Manchester, VT
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Must see this time of year

Finally decided to take the hike to the falls-was beautiful and well worth it! Snow melt and recent rainstorm contributed to the rapid-flow...not sure you would view the same... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have hiked this trail many times in years gone by, this is the worse I have seen the trailhead. Hurricane Irene took part of the mountain out leaving rough terrain and difficult to negotiate areas. Not an easy hike, must be experienced hiker. Falls is beautiful and with run of from the mountain the falls are full. Be careful.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finally decided to take the hike to the falls-was beautiful and well worth it! Snow melt and recent rainstorm contributed to the rapid-flow...not sure you would view the same scene any other time of year. Trail is narrow in spots- and Irene did some damage so there are spots that drop off (one is early on-maybe 15 min into hike).... More 

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Thank Julie S
Manchester, Vermont
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Considering it's inside a wilderness area it is relatively accessible. If you have 3 or 4 hours you have more then enough time to get up to the falls, explore, and chill. I have been there many times in all seasons. The hike is not too hard BUT in the winter there are some challenges with ice that can pose... More 

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3 Thank Bexx802
Rockford, Illinois
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We hiked here on new years day. The walk was beautiful. I highly recommend if you are an outdoor enthusiast.

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2 Thank GlasaG
Boston, United States
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Minutes from Manchester village lies the trailhead for the Lye Brook Falls trail. We hiked it on a sunny winter's day and really enjoyed the hike. The trail is well marked and parallels a stream that provides a pleasant background sound for the walk. There are a couple of stream crossings so make sure to have good boots. You wont... More 

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Thank Nathaniel W
Long Island, NY
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a fun aerobic hike 4.2 miles through the woods to a waterfall. There were walking sticks someone left at the entrance sign which we used and were happy we did. There are a lot of rocks, roots and water so the stick was useful. Loved it..Beautiful and peaceful!

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1 Thank hek4
Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

We went up to the top after leave season ended,early November 2016 caught a nice 40 minute Snow squall,left a thin white dusting @ the higher elevation. Forest is mixed vegetation with evergreen groves for cover near the top.Observation area was closes (out of season) Views cleared & were good,panoramic 360 degrees. Saw 6 other hikers the entire time.Fun hike,but... More 

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1 Thank skymart5993
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Nice hike with some uphill sections that are very manageable. It's gorgeous in the fall, some trees down and hugs a small river in the beginning, but overall gorgeous hike for a few hours to dip out of manchester and enjoy some nature.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were traveling with 7 year old and only had running shoes so were not really prepared for a real hike. It was a little challenging in some spots but doable with our young child. Beautiful, unique fall at the summit.

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New York
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

As many have said this is a pretty hike, mostly uphill at a fairly steep and steady pace till the last portion. The trailhead was easy to find after being given directions - the closest big road is east Manchester rd. Once on it, look for glen rd. Turn onto glen and in about 100 yards or so you'll see... More 

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