Wonderful, challenging trail for us to do as an athletic couple with our dog. some pretty steep sections that were fun to climb up, and retired you to get your hands dirty a bit. some of the downward sections could be a little hard for someone with bad joints or balance issues
This trail is very rocky and challenging, especially the last couple of tenths of mile. It was dry when I hiked it, and if it's wet it could be difficult and dangerous. If you're older (I'm 55 and in good shape) it will be a cardiac challenge on the way up and an orthopedic challenge on the way down. Trekking poles will take some stress off the knees. The view at the top is 5 star, but the hike in and out is not very interesting.
Barb G. on Moss Glen Falls Trail
Great little trail with lovely waterfall. Fairly good sized rocks to climb to get to the top of the falls.
I questioned this trail to start because the beginning of trail is very unkept. But the waterfalls were spectacular, even in a dry season. Overall it's a short 30 minute trail that is very easy, except for end which is a little steep. It's rare to get such a payoff for so little work. This is a great trail to do on cloudy or overcast day.
Easy for families and with very pretty views. Pretty quick loop. Some steep areas with places where you would need to watch children but overall accessible! The trail does keep going if you would like to extend the walk, but not necessary. Great short sunset walk :)
This was a great 6 mile lollipop loop starting on the Middlesex trail. Reach White Rock Mountain summit up the White Rock Trail, cross over to Mount Hunger summit, and back down the Middlesex Trail. At one point while descending Middlesex Trail there was a rope to help us out. Two parking spots on N. Bear Swamp Rd. There's wide stream you cross that may be a challenge in the spring, but that's just speculation. Came across quite a few unleashed dogs, with one barking at us for some time, in case you're not into that. At least it was cute. We'll probably never hike the Waterbury side again! :P
Really great hike...took us about and 1:40 to reach the summit ...small, fun, semi challenging scramble the last like .25, absolutely amazing views. We started early before 9 which I would suggest,tends to get crowded with fellow hikers later in the morning to mid day. Firsts time hiking in Vermont and would definitely hike this trail again.
We are not experienced hikers, but everyone loved this trip. The trail goes up and back, a bit over a mile I'd guess. It is well marked out, but be prepared to climb over some rocks and roots and up the hill. The falls are stunning, and if you err on the side of walking/wading shoes the creek is also fun to explore.
Be armed with bug spray. There are some gnats and skeeters attracted by the water.
I've hiked this at least a dozen times and it remains one of my favorites. Definitely challenging, and I would not recommend bringing small children or big dogs as the trail is very rocky and can be slippery. The last leg of the climb is almost exclusively small rockface, so be prepared to get your hands dirty as you clamber up to claim your reward: the amazing VIEWS. Unbeatable. The small waterfalls are about 1/3 of the way up and offer a great place to rest and take some photos. I've seen bears twice on this hike, but both times they were uninterested and scurried off. Well maintained, beautiful hike that takes anywhere from 1-2 hours to get up depending on your pace.