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The Cooley Glen Trail turns left from the trailhead and follows an extension of FR-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 US-7 to the intersection with VT-125. Travel east on VT-125 for 6.6 miles, and turn left onto FR-59. Travel 4.7 miles on Forest Road 59 to its intersection with FR-54, and turn right onto FR-54.
From Rochester, travel north on VT-100 to the intersection with VT-125. Travel west on VT-125 for 9.1 miles, and turn right onto FR-59. Travel 4.7 miles on FR-59 to its intersection with FR-54, and turn right onto FR-54.
Travel 4.1 miles on FR-54 and turn right onto FR-201, which dead-ends at the trailhead parking at 0.4 miles.
The TrailFinder website has a description and map of a hike using the Cooley Glen Trail and Emily Proctor Trail.
Restrooms on site
Wheelchair accessible trail
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Last updated October 8, 2023