Cooley Glen-Emily Proctor Trailhead

  

The Cooley Glen Trail turns left from the trailhead and follows an extension of Forest Road 201. It crosses the New Haven River on a bridge, then stays on the north bank of the river and enters the Breadloaf Wilderness. The trail ascends the western flank of Mount Cleveland and meets the Long Trail just south of the Cooley Glen Shelter at 3.4 miles. 

The Emily Proctor Trail turns right from the trailhead and ascends an old woods road that enters the Breadloaf Wilderness. The trail leaves the old road, staying on the west side of the New Haven River, and crosses a small river before making a steep and rocky ascent to the clearing in front of the Emily Proctor Shelter at 3.7 miles.

The loop connecting the Emily Proctor Trail and the Cooley Glen Trail via the Long trail makes a long day hike or an overnight trip of 13.0 miles. The Long Trail climbs over Mount Roosevelt and Mount Wilson, which is the highest point of the hike with a maximum elevation change of 2085 feet. Average hiking time is 12 – 14 hours.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: No horses, mountain bikes, or motorized vehicles
Information Center: Rochester and Middlebury Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Middlebury, travel south on Route 7 to the intersection with Route 125. Travel east on Route 125 for 6.6 miles, and turn left onto Forest Road 59. Travel 4.7 miles on FR 59 to its intersection with Forest Road 54, and turn right onto FR 54.

From Rochester, travel north on Route 100 to the intersection with Route 125. Travel west on Route 125 for 9.1 miles, and turn right onto Forest Road 59. Travel 4.7 miles on FR 59 to its intersection with Forest Road 54, and turn right onto FR 54.

Travel 4.1 miles on FR 54 and turn right onto Forest Road 201, which dead-ends at the trailhead parking at 0.4 miles.


General Notes:

Please practice Leave No Trace ethics thissuch as carry out what you carry in, avoid camping near sensitvie water areas, and keep fires small and contained and never cut live trees for wood. 

Trail blazing, maintenance, and signage will be minimal in Wilderness Areas.

Emergency Services

Call 911. The trailhead is in the Town of Lincoln on Forest Road 201

Food and Services

Middlebury and Hancock restaurants and fuel stations.

Maps and Guides


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Hiking Trail - Average hike time: 2 ¼ - 12 hours one way; see descriptions. Length: 3.4 – 13.0 miles one way; see descriptions
Elevation desc Max. Elevation Change: 1460 – 2085 feet; see descriptions
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
Length: 3.4 – 13.0 miles one way; see descriptions

  Latitude : 
44.04026

  Longitude : 
-72.95361

  Elevation : 
Max. Elevation Change: 1460 – 2085 feet; see descriptions

 



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