Green Mountain National Forest
Lincoln, Vermont 05443
Cooley Glen and Emily Proctor Trails webpage
Also, see Cooley Glen Trail
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The TrailFinder website has a description and map of a hike using the Cooley Glen Trail and Emily Proctor Trail.
About Cooley Glen Trail and Emily Proctor Trail
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. The average hiking time is 12 – 14 hours.
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 Forest Road 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 Forest Road 54.
Travel 4.1 miles on Forest Road 54 and turn right onto Forest Road 201, which dead-ends at the trailhead parking at 0.4 miles.
From Cooley Glen and Emily Proctor Trails webpage