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My honey and I weren’t able to walk the entire trail because the wind was a bit much that day. Pristine trail, ideal for walking or biking. Every city/town should have a trail like this! We plan to return with our children and bikes.

Nice, fairly easy trail. The trail is not well marked once you get about half way, and branches off quite a few times. But if you happen to go the wrong way, you will stumble upon some neat stuff. There was a creepy abandoned house in the woods off one branch, and several very old tombstones at the edge of a clearing. Part of the main trail is lined with old stacked stone walls that are similar to what you would see along the roadsides of the Irish countryside.

Great hike with dog

Lovely, well marked trail. Beautiful views from the overlook, even though it’s past peak foliage.

What a great set of trails, I hiked, but am betting these are a blast on a bike! The all intersect and loop together so you can make it as short or as long as you want.

hiking
1 month ago

I loved everything minute of this hike, but I would not rate it is easy. It is a continual uphill walk through the woods, over roots and rocks. I felt like I needed to be looking down the entire time to watch my footing. The trail was a very well marked at the bottom and the top, but the middle section less so and I know I got off the trail at some point. Nevertheless, I loved this trail. I walked up the trail, and took the road back down which was beautiful itself but in a different way.

walking
2 months ago

This is really dug a magical place. The trees, the rocks, the water...it’s all just so lovely.

trail running
2 months ago

Great place to run and take a quick dip in the pond. There’s a rope swing on the north peninsula and a pretty easy cut off trail to find it.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Excellent fun trail. At times it does get congested but it does ease up. Recommend weekdays as opposed to weekends. The ferry ride is well worth the $4 each way and allows you to visit the island for some good food and ice cream. I understand from the ferry driver that on weekends the line gets very long.

This hike is great. It's in the woods. It's up and down hill a lot. It was great for kids. Plenty to see and the view? Well the view at the overlook can't be put into words. The best view in VT...

Great moderate/moderate-light trail. It took 30 minutes to get up to the top and 30 minutes to get down. Shady hike the entire way to the top. A few semi-steep points in the hike, but very doable regardless of one’s hiking experience. View at the top is terrific. Bring a picnic and enjoy the view.

Lovely trail. Nice woods and ledges and many geochaches

hiking
2 months ago

An easy 1 mile each way hike that I could do with my toddler on my back. Beautiful views of the lake and Adirondacks. The only complaint is that it was extremely crowded, but we were expecting that since we went on a beautiful fall Sunday so no big deal.

Cute little walk in the woods to a great view!

Nice walk through the woods with a payoff of a gorgeous view of the Adirondacks..Lake Champlain and Burlington. Dogs can be off leash here as well

2 months ago

It says 3 miles but it feels longer, parking is also quite problematic with the limited number of spaces and the rules about not parking on the road side. But the hike itself is beautiful.

Great view for a short hike. Bench at the top makes for a nice place to just relax.

Very pretty short hike. Beautiful views from the rocks/cliffs. The "advertised" length is a little deceiving because the walk from the parking lot to the trailhead is as long as the trail. I hope to do this one again.

Nice trail - the meadow entrance trail is out and back but once you are in the woods there are many loops available which can also lenthen the hike.

trail running
3 months ago

Easy to find the parking at the top of Saxon Hill Road, But you have to hunt for some of the trail heads, especially when you cross forest roads. Not all trails are on the map, and since it’s mostly bike trails with lots of turns and switchbacks, it’s easy to loose your sense of direction. Officially, dogs should be on leash, but in reality none of them are.,

hiking
3 months ago

Great local place to get away and get exercise. Small inclines, fields and the pond.

3 months ago

The trails were in good shape, but hard to access through the sandy entrance. There were no easy/beginner loops, so it was too difficult for my family's first outing. Wish the rating would reflect that.

A short hike great for kids!..you can make it longer if you hike down to Sucker Brook.
you will need to turn around and come back,or park a car on both sides.
Easy fun .

Great place to get started hiking and the view from the top is excellent.

on Mount Philo Trail

3 months ago

Nice hike. Decided to take devil's chair trail after the summit. It was very narrow with lots of interesting crevices. Loved it.

Even though it is rated Easy, there are some pretty step and long climbs. For our first outing may have been more than we should have tackled. Looking forward to doing it again when we’re better prepared. Last leg near edge of water isn’t much fun. High weeds and brush on a very narrow path.

Would consider this trail easy not moderate. Good family quick hike and clearly marked/maintained.

Awesome bike ride with beautiful views of Lake Champlain! Flat the whole ride with many nice spots to sit on large flat rocks and enjoy the scenery. I’ve heard it gets crowded but I went on a Tues evening and I was practically the only person out there!

hiking
3 months ago

Really enjoyed this area. Had a little of everything. Some nice inclines to get a workout but not too rigorous. Loved the different venues, from meadows to walking along the pond and through the canopy of trees. Definitely will go back! Well maintained and easy to navigate.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Amazing scenery, and challenging technical terrain. Not an easy ride with a Hard tail bike but rewarding decent!

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