Section 5: Kelley Stand Road to Kendall Farm Road
Please Note: Parking is currently not available at the North Brookwood/West Ridge Road access point (near Stratton Mountain Resort) described in the CT Guidebook. You may still use it as a drop-off or pick-up point. Thank you for your cooperation.
This primarily back-country section lies completely within the Green Mountain National Forest and leads to beautiful Stratton Pond, where there is a shelter for overnight camping, and to Little Pond, another pristine, isolated pond. The section ends with a steep, downhill run on an old logging road before crossing the Winhall River.
This easy-to-intermediate section is pleasant and very scenic. There is one mid-way access point in the Stratton Mountain Resort complex. Most of the terrain is gently undulating. There is a fairly steep but wide downhill run on an old logging road to Kendall Farm Rd., but this can be avoided by detouring onto the I.P. Rd. (former CT), adding 2 miles to this section.
Catamount Trail Section 5 – Map & Elevation Profile (.pdf ~467k)
Catamount Trail Section 5 – Written Description (.pdf ~107k)
Shuttle Direction Section 5
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Trail Conditions & Updates – #CTsection5
With 300 miles of trail to keep track of it can be hard to know exactly what to expect on a specific section of trail, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try. Using Twitter we are hoping to help skiers out on the trail communicate their experience to skiers at home using specific hashtags for trail updates. The format is #CTsection(#). When planning an adventure you can view current updates by visiting the specific section page on the Catamount Trail website, or by searching twitter for the appropriate section you hope to ski. Below are updates for Catamount Trail Section 5… #CTsection5.