Mount Olga Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, VT that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Mt Olga Trail is a 1.5 mile loop trail located near Wilmington, Vermont. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
We've hiked this trail in both winter and summer. In winter it was pretty icy which added to the challenge and the fun but we both slipped on our bums once so snowshoes and/or ski poles aren't a bad idea. The old abandoned ski buildings and lifts are really cool and make this relatively easy hike unique, offering a chance to walk though modern ruins. In the late summer we climbed the tower and watched the sun set...which I strongly suggest! From the tower the 360 views are great and photo-worthy. Bring headlamps if you're thinking of a sunset hike, they will be quite useful on the way down.
Trail was nice lots of fall colors. The description given was very accurate in both elevation and length. However, the view from the fire tower makes the hike.
Being from NJ this was a awesome experience!
I remember how quiet this state park was, and the trail to the fire tower was a perfect distance for the kids. Camping was available. Check out my write up with pictures and some other things to look out for.
It's a nice trail with a fairly easy difficulty as you ascend to the peak. Great views from the fire tower. We camped in Molly Stark so it was nice to walk down the road and onto the trail. The tower is close to the 100 mile scenic overlook so you can get the same view. We are looking forward to doing this again.
Steady incline with a few level patches. Interesting rock formations. There is no vista at the top--you have to climb the tower for the view. Lovely 360 of the area. Nice trek through the woods.
Quick easy hike with nice views from the firetower
Pretty steep at parts but my 63 year old father with slight COPD made it up with no problem. About a 35 minute hike up and a spectacular view at the top of the fire tower, which is nice and sturdy!
It's not completely flat but should be doable for most people who are in anywhere near decent shape. I went in the fall and it was crowded next to the fire tower. There were a lot of families picnicking and taking in the fall foliage. However, despite the crowds, climbing the fire tower was exhilarating and the views of the foliage were glorious. It doesn't tend to be super crowded at the top because it's too scary for most children. The stairs are open to the wind and air. I saw a couple of people having to carry their terrified and crying kids down the stairs. Would not recommend for kids very little or afraid of heights.