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Peru Peak Wilderness

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A man hiking along a narrow trail, bordered by lush green forest undergrowth.
Library image #469: Hiker on Long Trail, Green Mountain NF

Introduction

The United States Congress designated the Peru Peak Wilderness (map) in 1984 and it now has a total of 7,823 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Vermont and is managed by the Forest Service.

Description

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.

Planning to Visit the Peru Peak Wilderness?

Leave No Trace

How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply in the Peru Peak Wilderness.
  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
For more information on Leave No Trace, Visit the Leave No Trace, Inc. website.



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