The United States Congress designated the Peru Peak Wilderness (map
) in 1984 and it now has a total of 7,825 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Vermont
and is managed by the Forest Service.
Resting just east of Big Branch Wilderness, Peru Peak Wilderness takes its name from the highest mountain in the area. In the more remote, trailless northern half stands Pete Parent Peak, a 3,000-footer that, unlike most in Vermont, has no marked path to the top. Brook trout can be found in the numerous ponds and streams. Black bear and white-tailed deer attract hunters in the fall. Deer are more numerous in the eastern section along Utley Brook. Cross-country skiers like the deep, hard snow deposited in winter. The Appalachian Trail/Long Trail crosses the southern end of the Wilderness for about three miles, taking in the summits of Peru and Styles Peak, both topping 3,000 feet. Styles Peak provides the best view.