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Money Brook Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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3.5 mile 5.7 kilometer point to point
85% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,308' 399 m
Descent: -133' -41 m
High: 2,285' 696 m
Low: 1,102' 336 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 51% (27°)

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A run through the valley, in the shadow of the falls.

David Smith

Features River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

This trail follows blue blazes. The blazes start from the gate and continue along the road. It passes by the Haley Farm Trail (on the right), the Hopper Loop Trail (on the left), and the Hopper Trail (on the right). As it enters the small field, it passes the eastern terminus of the Hopper Loop Trail (on the left).

It crosses across the field towards the stream. Here, there is a small spur (on the right) that leads to a spring. At the spring, you can hear it gurgling beneath the rocks. It crosses over a bridge to the north side of Money Brook. It reaches a point where the trail was re-located (left) up the hill away from the old road grade. It descends back to the road grade and follows along the Money Brook. There are a few more brook crossings that can be difficult during the winter.

The trail rises over a steep little rocky section to the junction with the Mount Prospect Trail. The trail travels a narrow singletrack, paralleling high above the brook. The trail reaches a part where it turns right and descends a jumbled mess of stone stairs down over a brook. The trail ascends to a sharp turn, where a spur trail to the falls branches off to the forward right. The trail climbs some stone stairs, then follows a narrow path on the edge of the mountain. It takes a switchback and ascends the ridgeline. It travels moderately to the sidetrail to the Wilbur Clearing Lean-To. The trail travels moderately to its end at the Appalachian Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Fauna: Black Bear (tracks).

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