Burnt Rock Mountain Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Moretown, VT that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Beautiful trail that's well kept. There were some slippery spots and streams to cross so wear good shoes. If you're going to the summit of burnt mountain it's longer than 4.5 Miles. But a beautiful view. Was warm that the top on the day we went.
great hike through forrest with partial climbing over rocks towards the end. great view from top. bear in mind that it can be quite windy up there
Be sure to bring hands-free water.... Sections of the trail require both hands for safety. Also, consider packing lunch to eat at the top. Fun!
I loved this hike because of the beauty, the number of brook crossings that allow you to stop and splash your face or put your toes in. I know that there are some negative comments about the water crossings, but our recent hike we did not have any issues crossing any of them. The top is fun with some steep areas and a few ladders. The view at the top is amazing. There is plenty of space at the top if you end up meeting up with other people. I am 58 and while i do exercise i wouldn't say i am in great hiking shape. It was a challenge, but i didn't have any issues with completing it.
wet and muddy which I like. trail does become more difficult towards the top, but only because the rocks and roots were so slippery. absolutely worth it!
Beautiful day, beautiful trail! Love this hike. Definitely a favorite.
Hiked on June 4th, 2016. We started out around 8:45a.m. and there was not a soul in the parking lot. I am commenting for two reasons. 1. This was one of the most surprisingly fun and "decent" short hikes I've done. Nice canopy, old forest and mostly hardwoods. A couple of water crossings (not hard) and plenty of great scenery once near the top.
2. I have seen some posts talking about the hike being "easy". I would concur for a full fledged hiker with plenty of mountains under the belt that this would be an easy hike. At a total of 4.6 miles and 1900+ of elevation change- much of which is on the end.. I would label this more of a moderate hike for many "weekend warrior" hikers. Only because of its short out and back duration could it be considered easy. This was a great hike overall and it was a blast with the weather and nice canopy
Trailhead has been re-routed at the request of nearby landowners. It involves crossing a creek at the trail head. The water was too high so we didn't go on our hike. Pretty bummed. Will try again when it dries up a bit.
I really enjoyed this hike! Several chances to cross the brook and enjoy many types of terrain. Starts out steady & not too steep until it meets up with the Long Trail. Beautiful rock outcrop summit with a nice South, South East view!
I'll start by saying, I am not in great shape at the moment- so this was "moderate" in my mind. I wouldn't call it easy. The hike itself is interesting with lots of rock and root climbing and some really steep inclines on the second half. I would not recommend this if it rained the night before, makes for some slippery spots! But the view is worth the trip! Id say the 3-4 hour completion rate is right, especially when you take time to stop and enjoy the views. Heads up, it gets pretty busy in the summer.
Trail starts with a stream and so prepare to cross it right away. Trail is probably moderate to difficult but we aren't in best shape either. The last .6 mile is really steep. It had rained last night and so we all came back with really dirty shoes. All in all it was the adventurous outlet we were looking for.
The top of this hike is tough if you take the long trail/ app trail to the summit. Up is much harder than down
Great trail!! I also tracked it to be 5.3 miles! I live in Maine and was visiting in Vermont for the weekend and am very happy my sister and I ended up hiking Burnt Rock Mountain! Don't forget to sign the guest book :-)
Great trail! We took a dog, two nine year-olds, and an 11 year-old with us. They all did great. The bottom of the trail is very forrest-y and dry. Several rivers and streams offer pools to soak hot feet in. The steep spots near the summit are filled with roots, rocks, and ladders for hand-holds that made it easy and interesting for the kids. During the steepest spots is when I heard the least amount of complaining.
The description says its 4 miles total, but its actually 5.2 to the summit and back. The first part of the trail is 2 miles, then its 0.6 to the summit along the long trail. With kids and frequent stops, it took us 4 hours... but they did soak their feet in a pool for about 15 minutes.
Amazing Trail! Great variety of terrain and forest type. Great display of flowers in the spring. A good challenge and a couple of steep spots. Beautiful rivers and creeks. Not be missed!