Mount Worcester is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Worcester, VT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from March until November.
The hike up and down Mount Worchester is not 2.2 miles, it is 3.8 miles each way and we found it quite technically difficult. Beautiful views and forest but muddy trail and definitely rock scrambling that feels a little unsafe at times.
It's a bit early yet for this trail. We stopped shy of the summit when the ice got a little too much for safe passage. Parts of the lower trail are still very wet but passable. We will definitely be back!
New favorite hike! Starts out easy in a primarily deciduous forest (going back for foliage in a few weeks!) and then the second mile hits...steep with lots of rock climbing, a great challenge! The view at the summit was AMAZING! Full 360 of the White Mountains to the east, the Green Mountains to the West. We brought our 7 year-old lab and she did great climbing some difficult steep rock sections but was very winded at the top. We brought plenty of water for her. On the way up we passed several other dog owners going down the mountain who said their dogs couldn't make it up the rocks. Not a good hike for older dogs.