Explore Appalachian Trail: Vermont: Best Day Hikes - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This month marks the 80th anniversary of the #AppalachianTrail, which passes through 14 states from Maine to Georgia. . With so many access points along its approximate 2,190-mile route, this trail is not only an excellent option for thru-hikers and section-hikers, but also day-hikers and those looking to escape into nature for a few hours. . To honor the Appalachian Trail, we have compiled a list state by state of some of our favorite day hikes along the AT. Check out this list for Vermont and help us celebrate the legacy and natural wonder of this trail!

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Gorgeous views at the top and beautiful scenery on the way up. Despite being a chunk of the AT, wasn't all that busy on a Saturday in June.

Family fun trail. Casual 1.45 walk to summit. Wide trail. Popular and awesome!!

View at the top was worth the hike. It is not a difficult hike and has several switchbacks to keep the steep ascents at a minimum.

The beginning is steep, rain made it harder than usual, good boots or hiking shores are a must. Once up on the ridge, the hike is easy, the views are nice. If you have packed some sandwiches, the top is a good place to eat and enjoy the vistas.

Challenging hike on a wet day, but well worth it. Hope to do it again but in nicer weather.

Winter snowshoe hike. Navigating was confusing because if you use the alltrails location, there's no parking, just the main road. maybe the snow prevented space. Went with Google maps "white rock recreation area". hiked up the 0.3 to a nice overlook.

I hiked this trail yesterday with a wonderful group of women, the trail was moderate with a slightly tricky river crossing, luckily a practical ice bridge and a downed tree a little up the the river from the trail made it possible to cross without getting wet or having to hop on rocksThe trail was icy and micro spikes are definitely needed right now. Nice views at the top and perfect weather!

Fun and challenging trail. Had no problem finishing with a large group of friends. A few of us never even hiked before so we had to take our time but the challenge was well worth it!

5 stars with no explanation needed. The AT/Long trail is always well maintained and easy to follow. They were making snow at the summit as we got there for the ski resort, but still had a beautiful almost 360 degree view of the nearby Green and Taconic Mountains.

The first half mile will really test your legs. Very steep, challenging, yet exhilarating! After you reach the vista, you are treated to scenes out of a fantasy movie. Be sure to check out the panoramic view just behind the summit sign!

Trail hugs a stream with several waterfalls, culminating in a serene mountain pond.

Nice quick hike on a beautiful October day. Incredible foliage views from the overlook.

Great mid October hike. Views are definitely worth the hike up and I'm sure the cascade waterfall is spectacular during the Spring runoff.

Easy day hike. We went at a moderate pace and only took a few hours. The view at the top is ok. Part of the hike is actually walking up a ski trail. There is some rocks at the summit to sit on and eat or bring a small towel if you don't want to sit in the grass. Well marked trail, very easy to follow. Slow incline and some rocky spots. I hiked Killington earlier this summer, would recommend that much more than this. In my opinion, the view at the top of Bromley is disappointing compared to many others nearby! But still a decent, easy hike! Definitely appropriate for all skill levels. Saw lots of kids (age probably 5 and up) and even teeny dogs hiking!

We only did part of it due to time, so we walked to and back from the Stratton Pond. It's a nice and chilled walk, lovely forest and good for children.
Could get really muddy and would recommend doing it on a very dry day...

Great hike. Nice, easy but challenging ascent rewarded by entrance into an amazing stand of soft conifer that opens up to a rock cairn museum! Short trip down to the cliff with spectacular views. After working up a sweat on the way up, make your way down to the Ice Beds portion of the trail for a "cool" location for lunch.

went to the falls and back. would love to hear if anyone hikes all the way to Stratton Pond.

Great terrain and beautiful views. Took us (myself a friend and my 5 month old Lab) 1 hr 20 or so to get up, hour or less to get down on Saturday afternoon.

Pretty good hike - it was more of a workout than I expected. The view at the top is as good as your fear of heights I think. My fear is pretty high so I didn't get too close to the edge of the cliffs. It's a long way down. All and all a nice hike in the LT/AT.

Did this a week ago with the mrs and our pups. Great view from the fire tower and we hiked to the Stratton gondola to check out the views there too. Cool to walk around at the top of the resort and eat lunch there. Only caveat was that when we hit the catamount trail turn off at towards end, the entire trail was a bog. It was basically impossible to continue on unless we wanted to be miserable the last mile +... we ended up turning around and staying on the Stratton pond loop trail which spit us out about a mile or so further from the parking lot. Happy trails!

Great trail! There are steep portions, but definitely a can-do trail. Bonus...found some edible fungi!

I'm new to hiking and this was a great place to start. I've hiked a few different trails up to the Pinnacle and they're easy to follow, well marked and for the most part wide. Not too steep, but there are a few steep parts on some trails. The view at the top is amazing! The pictures just don't do it justice.

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