Peru Peak via Long Trail + Appalachian Trail
based on 5 tracks & routes White Rocks National Recreation Area #5 hike out of 21 in
10 hrs 41 min
This is a moderate one way trail in White Rocks National Recreation Area.
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USFS 21-Mad Tom Notch, VT To 140-Wallingford, VT
USFS21-Mad Tom Notch, VT 4.6 Peru Peak Shelter, VT 9.3 Lost Pond Shelter, VT 10.8 Old Job Shelter Side Trail, VT 11.0 Big Branch Shelter 12.3 USFS10 Danby Landgrove RD 14.0 Lula Tye Shelter, VT 14.3 Little Rock Pond Shelter, 19.1 Greenwall Shelter Side Trail 20.6 VT140-Wallingford, VT Estimated ascent in section is 3,500' Estimated descent in section is 4,840' Starting at Mad Tom Notch and running north to VT 140 just outside Wallingford, Vermont, this 19.2-mile stretch of the Long Trail, starts with a short but steep climb to the ridge connecting Styles and Peru Peak. From there, the route follows a mostly downhill course (with the exception of a fun rock slab climb up Baker Peak) to its low-point about 10 miles in near the Big Branch shelter (and swimming area). From there, the LT continues on a gradual grade to Little Rock Pond (with a shelter and shorefront tent platforms) before a final climb up to the White Rocks cliff overlook. From there, it’s a steep 1,300-foot drop down to the end of the section at VT-140. Shelters: Peru Peak, Lost Pond, Lula Tye, Little Rock Pond, Greenwall. Water notes: From Mad Tom Notch, the first reliable water source is 4.3 miles in at the Peru Peak shelter.