Wheeler Mountain Trail is a 2.1 mile out and back trail located near Sutton, VT and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November.
moderate + more difficult than expected.
Awesome! Not to steep not long at all! Great veiws!
Decided to hike on a rainy afternoon despite low cloud cover. Had a beautiful hike nonetheless and the view, if windy, was glorious.
I did the "Round the Pond" trail to the "Gnome Stairs" trail. It's an easy couple miles (maybe even less). There are beavers in the pond, and the "Gnome Stairs" were pretty cool (man made stairs leading down into Wheeler Brook). The trail ends at a "Trail End" sign. Just follow the blue dots.
Definitely an adventure! Can't wait to do it again!
Great hike. Weather was great..
Got to be careful, the trail markings are missing at approximately 15 mins in at a hair pin turn in the trail thus easy to miss. Also on the rock section, the marking are mostly worn off.
My new favorite hike! I wouldn't bring kids, especially if it has rained within a couple days. Rock faces are slippery and steep. Beautiful, short, steep and fun.
Excellent views! Some rock scrambles which were easy on a dry day. The red trail is more challenging than the white trail. A small trail sign shows the way for both.
One of my favorite hikes anywhere. I try to to this one at least once a year. Wheeler is not a big mountain, but because of its sheer rock cliffs and open rock faces and proximity to Lake Willoughby and the more imposing mountains across the lake, you get some amazing views,
There are 2 trails, one a little steeper and more strenuous..but they follow mostly parallel paths to the same location at the summit. Be ready for some rock scrambling in a few spots. Each way will probably not take more the 45 minutes to an hour.
I believe this is on private land, so there are no facilities on (or near) the trail, but the blazes and trails are well maintained.
There are several other great hikes in and around Lake Willoughby. It's a beautiful, remote area. You can also go kayaking on the lake.
Beautiful views. Red trail challenging and bit dangerous for children. I recommend families use the white trail. It brings you to the same spectacular views.