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1 day ago

Definitely challenging, but worth it! Took the South trail up and down, but made sure to go down to the west outlooks on the north trail side after the summit. Very steep for quite a ways towards the summit, but I’m a beginner hiker and made it.

Best hike I’ve done so far this summer! Definitely worth the hard rating. There were lots of rocks to scramble over and many views along the way. I had so much fun doing this trail. The first 3/4 of a mile is relatively flat and then it turns into a rock climb. It levels out after a bit with gorgeous views of the peak. After that the trail goes straight up again. Close to the top you reach a spot that looks like you have to climb sheer rock face but there is a crevice to scramble through with iron rungs inside. Difficult for a shorter person like me to maneuver but doable! We hiked up to the west peak first (much less busy) and then went to the lower of the two. The views at the top are unreal and not too far from the lower peak the pond is great to cool down in (albeit a little crowded). The one con for me was the road - beware if you have two wheel drive - the road is dirt approaching the trailhead and very steep in some spots. If it had been wet at all, my car wouldn’t have made it. If you plan to come down the Brook Trail (which I'd suggest), I’d recommend parking by the Brook Trail and walking the 1.5 miles to the Loop trailhead first. I'll be back for sure! 10/10

Très beau point de vue et sentier bien délimité.

it was rainy so had no view at the top, but the woods were absolutely beautiful to hike through. I would definitely do this one again.

Finally got to hiking the mountain in my hometown-we went on a hot day so it was difficult with my asthma but if we’d done this hike on a fall day I’d rate it moderate. Trail starts out steep right away! But levels out as you go. We found a BUNCH of blueberries on the trail, bushes everywhere. Overall a fun hike and pretty views.

hiking
3 days ago

Fun family trip with just the right mix of fun and challenge. Some steep and rocky parts but nothing too tough. I saw people of all ages - from young families with parents carrying babies in packs, to teens and seniors. Nice brook running up the side of the trail at some parts. Nice view st the summit. Can be a bit busy - not the trail you want if you prefer solitude. Well marked. Done with a 10 and 12 yr old, and 4 month old puppy. Nice canopy of trees to shine away the elements.

Nice hike. Some erosion damage on the trail and some jerk flattened the cairn at the top. Cairn fixed and hope the jerk that took it apart gets poison ivy in some horrible places. The views were awe inspiring and could not have been better weather! Our kids handled it without issue.

Wonderful trail with beautiful views. It’s moderate but definitely. strenuous if you aren’t in good shape. Took my dog along. Saw a few people along the way. From Denmark road parking area it’s about 3 miles to the top. There is access from the other side of mountain that is about a mile shorter. Took about 2 1/2 hrs to reach the summit and about 1 hr 40 mins to get down. Stopped a number of times for my dog who was really struggling with the heat, and for ourselves on the way up to catch our breath. We had plenty of water. On hot humid days you will need about 3 liters of water for a person plus a dog. Trail is steep from the start until reaching about 2/3 of the way up, then there is relief as you hike the ridge. Definitely worth repeating.

was a nice hike up today. under the canopy of the trees, air temp/humidity not bad for our group of 5 to make it in about an hour. the kids did fine, though one thought it was more steep than she expected. a great day

hiking
4 days ago

Nice view of the lake and beach below!

Sentiers bien entretenus, peu de roches. Point de vue très intéressant, mais peu d’espace pour arrêter dans les points de vue. 2h00 de marche pour gravir le sentier sud.

hiking
5 days ago

Took the south trail to summit. Incredible views, beautiful forest. Highly recommend.

The hike gets steep right from the start but that just means that you get to the great views faster. I found the views along the ridge on the way up to be just as enjoyable as the view from the top, if not even more so. This was my first time hiking alone so I was nervous about getting lost but the trail is very well marked by either yellow diamonds or cairns.

Great trail. We walked with our 7 and 5 year olds and a toddler in a carrier. It took us almost 5.5 hours as we walked super slow and made a lot of stops along the way. We lost the trail twice - near the same location on the way there and back but found the trail again quite easily. I highly recommend.

hiking
7 days ago

Took the trail behind the visitor center to the left. Hiked up 1.6 miles expecting to reach the top. At the end of the 1.6 miles there was another Mt Williard sign for .5 or .6 miles. With sunset coming I did not have the time for the extra leg. This website either needs better directions to the trailhead or to update the hike the 4.4 miles.

Great hike! Took about an hour and a half to get to the summit. I would say this is a moderate hike, like others have mentioned it starts right off steep right away and then levels off for a little before the last steep trek to the summit. Had great look out points throughout the whole trip. Would recommend for a quick day hike in a beautiful area!

We took the North trail to the top, there were a lot less cars parked there. The trail was very well marked, started out pretty easy then had some decent incline. We went to all 3 look outs. You must, they are all spectacular. The views were just breathtaking. We even got to feed a friendly chipmunk. He took some almonds and pecans right from my hand. My favorite hike this whole year!

Amazing view, even on the second time around! Took the other side up the mountain this time, got to see the Falls, and encountered some wildlife...

hiking
12 days ago

Definitely a family friendly hike on a well marked, gently sloping trail. Easy for even young children or seniors to climb. Beautiful views of the notch from the top.

After spending so many summers here growing up, and my kids being fifth generation to love Weld, I finally joined them for the second year in a row on this amazing climb. Take the Loop up and the Brook Trail down. Yes, it’s hard. But yes, it’s rewarding beyond belief. Don’t let your age or fitness level discourage you. Do it. Push yourself. The timing is never right, you make it right. Know you can do it. Once at the top, savor it. Listen, feel the air and smell the freshest air ever. Pick sweet blueberries all the way down to Crater Lake and feel how cold the water is! The fish are mesmerizing. You’ll be sore, your knees will ache on the way down, you may strain an ankle, but do it. Then you’re hooked.

hiking
13 days ago

Love this! Amazing views make for a perfect spot for lunch.

hiking
14 days ago

So much fun and the view is to die for !

hiking
14 days ago

Mount Pisgah and Lake Willoughby is by far a secret Vermont gem. Hiked this trail over the weekend with two overnight primitive camping near the summit. The trail itself is rather worn from repeated traffic, and with the rock stairs and frequent switchbacks, makes for a rather easy to intermediate hike for any age group. There are many overviews along the trail-- at mile 1 on this 1.9 mile hike you will reach pulpit rock overlooking the southern beach of Lake Willoughby; at 1.9 mile summit you have a southern commanding view of the Connecticut River Valley with the non-view summit within 50 yards. Further beyond on the northern descent you have three spectacular western overviews of the Lake, Mount Hor and Mount Wheeler a little to the North. Along this part of the trail there are several primitive camp sites as well. A very easy and enjoyable hike.

hiking
14 days ago

Wonderful, Actually did the Brook Trail instead of the loop. Still very peaceful first thing in the morning. It got busy in the afternoon.

great mountain. feels longer than it is. the summit is badly marked but the top of the mountain is so beautiful that it doesn't matter. at least 3 or 4 false summits that were all gorgeous. some rock scrambles toward the top. I wouldn't suggest folks who aren't active do this trail.

on Mount Willard Trail

15 days ago

Great hike and view at top. 2 streams at beginning to cross and ledges at top that need to be careful with little ones.

hiking
15 days ago

Great views, easy hike for all ages. Trail showed obvious signs of high traffic, could not tell where the original trail was due to the trail being wide as I am tall and probably wider. Most definitely a one time hike.

I started walking up and the trail is in very good condition. Great views along the way. On this day views were not that optimal because of foggy conditions.

hiking
17 days ago

Great, reasonably easy hike, fairly short but challenging enough to feel as if you still accomplished something, and you got a great view at the top! Took us about and hour each way taking our time. Quick warning, however, we went after two days of somewhat raining weather. These are very wet and muddy trails after rain. A couple of places we had to walk through shallow, moving creeks. We had our waterproof hiking shoes so the mud and water didn’t bother us, but saw many people with sneakers struggling to get through the creeks and mud on slippery rocks. This is not a sneaker trail!

hiking
17 days ago

Enjoyed the trail and the top has beautiful views. We are intermediate hikers and this is a moderate hike. Myself, my husband and daughter who is 17 did the hike and it took about 2 hours including breaks. Sharper incline at the bottom of the trail but levels off near the top. It’s great that there is a bathroom at the start of the trail!

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