Mount Hunger Waterbury Trail

HARD 55 reviews
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Mount Hunger Waterbury Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Waterbury Center, VT that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and rock climbing and is accessible from March until November.

3.5 miles 2334 feet Out & Back

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

18 days ago

Steep hike, but the views are worth the sore legs!

19 days ago

great hike, but definitely challenging for non-hikers or those who aren't in great shape. this could take you an hour or it could take you five

hiking
1 month ago

Completed this today on 11/6/16 in shorts and sneakers. Top half is a sheet of ice on wet rock and leaves (death) with a steam running down it. We made it but definitely the most difficult hike we have done in a while. Still giving it five stars even though there was a foot of snow at the top and no view. Feel like a king when you finish.

1 month ago

Tuff hike from the start. Nice quick workout with beautiful views from the summit. Can't wait to snow shoe this trail.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

Great view! Great Hike!

3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

This is 4.4 plus (GPS had me at close to 6 miles) in and out hike. Took us a little over 2 hours each way. Amazing views at the end. Lots of rock to maneuver around or up and over. Highly recommended!

hiking
3 months ago

A great 4.4 mi hike round trip. A nice waterfall about halfway with wading pools, challenging terrain and spectacular 360 degree views at the summit!!

hiking
3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

Challenging..... The first section was a fairly gentle assent until the pools of water. After that, it became steep. The last section had near 90 faces making you wonder if you were mountain climbing.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Consistently steep.

hiking
4 months ago

Such a great day hike! Would suggest good hiking boots. There are a lot of rocks and the trail got a little muddy and slippery at times.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike very difficult though. the view at the top is all worth it though.

hiking
4 months ago

Great day hike
Steep

4 months ago

Amazing views, but you have to earn them. There's a waterfall halfway up that would make for nice shorter out and back and there's a second spur off to White Rock that adds almost a mile and a half if you're feeling up to it. Pack a lunch and plan to hang out at the top for a while while you enjoy the view.

hiking
5 months ago

Great, challenging hike! Beautiful view at the top.
Very rocky. Today it was buggy.
The trail is pretty well marked and traveled but the blue blazes are very inconsistent.
The hike is just over 4 miles.