Hawks Mountain WMA is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cavendish, VT that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
I am new to this wilderness area, there are no established trails to the summits that I have found yet. This trailhead does have a sign that says it is the wilderness management area but there is a gate and after about a mile a hunting camp; from that point there is a couple of trails from the property that have randomly marked trees (blue paint, pink plastic ties) but the trail itself is very unmaintained and primitive. I was able to make the closest high point using the GPS, this however was in true bush-whacking style. As you can tell by my track I've barely touched this ridge but I'm going to explore it further and will continue to track my excursions..