|View of Stratton from Bromley's summit in summer|
The trail runs alongside the beautiful Bromley Brook and through an interested rockey, wooded landscape. Stop and take a rest at the tenting shelter along the trail and keep your eyes out for a look-out on the right hand side of the trail after it really starts getting steep.
Route: Park at the AT/LT at the trailhead on Routes 11/30 and follow the white blazes that mark the trail. Click here for a map.
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult
Distance: 5.4 miles round trip (trailhead to summit and back)
This trail follows a rocky course through a mixed northern hardwood forest, where you may need to hike over muddy or rocky ground and through steep areas. From the parking area on Route 30, follow the trail opposite the entrance along the road for about 50 feet then take a sharp left turn to go over a narrow bridge. From this point, the trail follows the Bromley Brook, later crossing the Corridor 7 snowmobile route. After 1.6 miles, the trail makes a couple of sharp turns and becomes steeper before it opens onto Bromley Mountain's "Run Around" ski trail, which you'll follow to the summit. There you'll see an AT/LT sign, Summit Ski Patrol Station, and an observation deck and views of Stratton Mountain and Mount Equinox. Adapted from the US Forest Service.
|Seen in a different season|
This Hike of the Week is part of a continuing blog series to celebrate hiking in and around Stratton Mountain. For more information about hiking at Stratton, visit Stratton.com. Please hike safely - always research your route, tell someone your plan, dress appropriately and be prepared with plenty of water and snacks.