Cooley Glen/Emily Proctor Trails  Rating: 5

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United States Forest Service
Holly Knox, Recreation and Trail Coordinator
(802) 767-4261 x 530
hknox@fs.fed.us
www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/greenmountain/htm/greenmountain/g_home.htm

Trail Details

Trailhead: The trail head is in the Town of Lincoln on Forest Road 201.

Description:

Cooley Glen Trail 
From the trailhead, the trail turns left 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. Maximum elevation change is 1460 feet. Average hiking time is 2 ¼ to 3 ¾ hours.

Emily Proctor Trail
From the trailhead the trail turns right 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. Maximum elevation change is 1820 feet. Average hiking time is 2 ½ - 3 hours.

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.

Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in on all trails. Trail blazing, maintenance, and signage will be minimal in Wilderness Areas.

 

No horses, mountain bikes, or motorized vehicles.

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. 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.

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.

Food and Services at Lincoln General Store

Volunteer Surveyors: Annie Follett

 

Last updated on 6/30/10


Comments:

beezle
warren, VT
Rating: 4
8/13/10

There is very little weekday traffic on Cooley Glen trail - only saw two others and that just prior to exiting after a trip up to the shelter. Just a comment - Either the line on the map describing the trail is out of place or the shelter is - the shelter is just past and left of a sign for long trail and Emily Proctor up and to the right. You'll know you are almost at the shelter as the trees change to conifers.

Jason
Burlington, VT
Rating: 5
12/27/09

When you link these two trails with the Long Trail, this is one of if not the only loop you can do and get back to the parking without having to retrace a spur trail. The LT in between is beautiful! The Cooley Glen trail starts by following a sweet stream great for cooling off in. With the lean-to's at the top of each trail this loop makes for a great overnight trip that you can start early or in the afternoon.

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