Little Rock Pond Trail

Little Rock Pond

This section of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and coincident Long Trail is marked with white blazes and gradually climbs through a mixed hardwood forest. The trail crisscrosses and follows Little Black Brook. One such crossing is made over a narrow steel beam. Located in the White Rocks National Recreation Area, the pond is surrounded by hills and large boulders. The pond is stocked annually with brook trout. While hiking is the biggest attraction, there is a shelter and tent platforms available for camping. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are found on the east side of the trail, in close proximity to the pond.

At a Glance

Fees: Camping Fee: $5 per person / night at Little Rock Pond Shelter and tenting area during the summer / fall
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No horses, mountain bikes, or motorized vehicles
Closest Towns: Food and Services: Danby, Weston or Manchester  For all Emergencies dial 911The Appalachian Trail/Long Trail Parking Area is is located on Forest Road 10 in Mount Tabor, Vermont.
Operated By: Forest Service in partnership with the Green Mountain Club

General Information


From Route 7 in Danby, turn east onto Brooklyn Rd. (Forest Road 10). Take Forest Road 10 for approximately 3.5 miles to the Appalachian Trail/Long Trail crossing. The parking area is found on the south side of the road.

From Route 100 in Weston, turn west onto Landgrove Road. Take this road past Weston Commons and bear left over a bridge at Lawrence Hill Road. Turn right at 4.2 miles onto Forest Road 12. Take Forest Road 12 for 0.4 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 10. Follow Forest Road 10 for about 11.0 miles until you reach the AT/LT crossing. The parking area is found on the south side of the road.

General Notes:

Additional Resources

Little Rock Pond Trail Recreation Guide and Map


Dispersed Camping

There is a three-sided shelter at Little Rock Pond and five tent platforms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  A $5 fee is collected by a Green Mountain Club caretaker during the managed season to assist with costs in maintaining the shelter, back country toilets and trails in the area.  

Day Hiking

  • Hiking Trail - Average hike time: 1½ -2 ½ hrs round trip
  • Length: 4.0 miles round trip
Elevation desc Max elevation change: 350 feet
Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
Length: 4.0 miles round trip

  Elevation : 
Max elevation change: 350 feet