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Totally worth the view up top! I didn’t make a loop, just went up and stayed left. Curious to try again and see if I can make a look up top.

on Snake Mountain

hiking
15 days ago

Fantastic hike. Stunning views at the top.

hiking
17 days ago

Really only for mountain biking. We felt very unsafe hiking here.

Looked great for mountain biking, though!

hiking
1 month ago

Moderate elevation. Good distance. Gr8 view.

on Snake Mountain

hiking
1 month ago

This is nice trail, but I warn you not to try to follow the loop to the right. The trail is poorly marked and there are many intersecting trails making it impossible to continue the loop. I went back and forth on several trails trying to get back on the loop shown in the alltrails map. I finally gave up and turned back. Luckily the app allowed me to track all my various attempts and get back to where the trail split.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike, wonderful views!!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice main path loop with several side trails interspersed. We took our dogs around the main path and through some of the side trails for a few hours. Lots of mountain bikes to keep an eye out for and a few narrow spots where it was tricky to get off the path and out of their way. But it’s a nice, easy hike with the dogs and we will use these trails again.

hiking
1 month ago

My kids and I enjoyed this hike in the woods this morning. We did the loop trail. You can definitely tell it is meant for mountain bikers with several jumps and built up corners, however, my 11-year-old and 13-year-old really enjoyed running around those corners and jumping the jumps on foot. It was fun!

walking
2 months ago

Good for small kids and for a late walk. This can get very crowded from our experience! The view is very cool, and the trail is relatively covered throughout the entire hike.

mountain biking
2 months ago

I had a little trouble finding the entrance to the MTB section but after that the trails were well marked and easy to follow. Beginner to intermediate is accurate IMO, a work out for this FL flats rider. Nice climbs, cool berms, jarring roots, fast downhills, and some fun man made structures along the trails. The maps with “you are here” were appreciated. FOTW has done an admirable job of maintaining this area. Dry, 3.3mi loop on a carbon 29” hard tail.

trail running
2 months ago

Great western view from the top. The east side of the loop is not marked and without a GPS we would have gotten lost. The trail map need updating.

trail running
2 months ago

Great loop to get some cool mileage in from Little River State Park.

Favorite local spot for a leisurely dog walk. Lots of different areas of trails to explore, so you're not just repeating the same walk over and over if you visit often.

hiking
2 months ago

I live five minutes from the base and hike this mountain weekly, either by myself or with family. I never tire of it. It’s a great hike but getting more crowded. (Note: if you don’t like encountering off-leash dogs avoid this trail, I’ve never seen a dog ON a leash, lol!)

A quick walk from parking area to trail head, and about 10 or so minutes to a culvert, travel a little bit farther, then when the trail comes to a T go LEFT.

Amazing views from the top. Some wet spots even if weather is dry. Some rocky sections but nothing too treacherous. Fun for kids and adults. About 45-50 minutes to the top. I think it’s a great hike with a good mix of terrain and a great reward at the summit.

*The much less traveled ‘falcon trail’ is off limits till August 1st, as a preservation during nesting. This trail is slightly shorter and more steep but by far my favorite. If you can wait till August it’s worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

Made the mistake of hiking this trail with just a memory of the trail map - a simple loop, right? An easy, straightforward walk up the broad West and Summit Trails to the hotel foundation overlook.The track is 10 feet wide and clear of vegetation, and I inwardly laughed at some of the comments I'd read on this site about the lack of markers and people getting lost! At the summit, I loved the views west to the Adirondacks. Pity there's no plaque explaining the history of hotel and identifying the peaks and features seen to the west. I decided to descend via the loop along the obviously less traveled but clearly defined trail. No signs or markers, but occasional tracks of 4-wheel vehicle - that's how wide the trail is. It descends steeply but ends at a small pond surrounded by wetland vegetation and thick brush - with no sign of the trail exiting the far side! The pond being deep, I decided to bushwack round the right (west) side of the pond, cutting left in hopes of discovering the trail again. Instead, I came upon a well-worn single track running SW along a wooded ridge to where it overlooks a much larger pond. Looking down, I couldn't see any trails along the pond, and my trail doubled back NW away from the pond. After a while it seemed to be leading back towards that first, smaller pond. so I reversed back to the 2nd pond and descended the bluff to the right, W, side of the pond. (A better memory - or a trail map! - would have led me to the left, E, side of the pond!) Then I bushwacked South, hoping to intersect the Pond Single Track/Fast Trail. Instead, I eventually hit the Summit Trail!
A bit of an adventure, and a lesson to always bring a trail map to a new area! However, the lack of any trail markers, particularly along the Ridge Trail and Pond Single Track was a surprise on such a well-visited and "family-safe" hill. On the way back down the Summit Trail I advised several ascending parties enjoying their late afternoon stroll to the top to descend by this same trail and not try the Pond Single Track loop.

hiking
3 months ago

Oh my god the view is so awesome!!

It was a good little hike. Trail was easy to navigate albeit still a little muddy in some spots. Little buggy but not bad and to be expected. Took about 35 minutes to get up, less than 20 going down.

hiking
3 months ago

Took the carriage trail from Rutland to Proctor. Trail well marked, nice hike 4.8 miles one way. We left a car at both ends of trail.

Great hike... really buggy during May

hiking
4 months ago

Trail was pretty muddy and buggy, but the beautiful view at the top was worth it! Pretty steady incline up all the way, but a short hike

Nice little walk in the woods but not many spots to viewing the pond, which I was hoping for.

Fun, light hike with a variety of trails and landscape. Was muddy due to recent rain but well marked trails and a lot of intersections made for a solid outing.

hiking
10 months ago

Great place for a quick (or long) walk in the woods!

hiking
11 months ago

Nice trails. At first we took the trail to the pond. It was quick and about a mile. We enjoyed the bike trails more!

hiking
11 months ago

We hiked this trail to the top and back, it was not 6.4 miles but a little over 8 miles. There was not a clear spot to turn around as the Catamount XC trail goes on for many miles, so we stopped at approximately the top, and we got a little view, but not very much.

It was an enjoyable trail to hike, with beautiful scenery, but does not see much traffic in summer, some areas were not very well marked and 2 different people missed a turn and got lost on the way down. It was wet in places and the footing could be slippery. I would not classify this as a great trail for beginners.

At the top there was a lot of signs of moose activity.

(FYI The reviewer Jesepe A is obviously commenting on a different trail that starts nearby goes up to the Long Trail and back, https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/vermont/nebraska-notch-lake-mansfield-trail, that is not this trail)

11 months ago

No indications on where the trails are and where they get you to. Thanks to my iPhone and this app. I was able to get back to my car without having to camp overnight on the mountain. No joke.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Great hike for those who aren't look for a full day hike or anything rugged. The top is a great place to have a picnic because of the flat cement surface

hiking
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Going up there were a few switchbacks but throughout the trail there were some flat areas. The view from the top is amazing. We saw the entire area laid out in front of us. Going down was or favorite part. If you go more right you will pick up the yellow trail which brings you down via the pond and there is another wonderful view from there. If you go down by the pond you do not have the switchbacks and it is a very relaxing trail. Highly recommended

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