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1 day ago

Nice hike with some hills and rocks at top. Beautiful views!

This was a challenging trail and provided for a terrific workout. I’ll be hitting this trail again!!!

Nice trail with some challenging uphill climbs. Heavily trafficked so get there early to avoid large crowds at the summit.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice trail with beautiful views at the top. It was crowded though. The summit area is not very large and there were so many people up there that it was difficult to find space to sit and enjoy the view.

Beautiful! A little bit shorter than I had hoped. Great view from below and above!

pretty nice trail great views ar the top. signage is slightly cryptic but we found our way. to access trail from north parking lot u must use part of a multi use trail that is fairly overgrown but easy to follow.

hiking
6 days ago

Was a challange for my crew but we made it to the top was so worth it!

hiking
7 days ago

It's an easy, short hike with decent changes of scenery and a nice view from the firetower and an overlook at the top. I encountered few people on the trail on a summer Saturday, but quite a lot of feces, seemingly both human and dog. Pretty disgusting and more than I'd ever encountered on a trail before.

I've hiked just about every major mountain in Vermont and this is by far the toughest. It might not be the highest elevation gain or the longest hike, but from the parking lot to the summit this trail goes unrelenting up at a steep incline. The second half of the trail goes up nearly 3/4 of the elevation gain over just one mile. The views are incredible and 360 degrees, just get ready to sweat to earn this one!

Great trail with amazing views at the top. Kinda steep at points but doable if you’re in moderately health and shape. Plenty of kids and elderly were doing it

Some rate this as a moderately difficult hike, some as a difficult hike. Let’s say it’s moderately difficult. As with any hike when you gain roughly 1000 ft. per mile, you have to work. The upper part will require some hand over foot climbing over over some dramatic outcroppings. Efforts are rewarded by probably the best views of any mountain in Vermont, as you have views, just to the west, of Vermont’s loftiest range, Mt Mansfield, Camel’s Hump, etc. In fact you have the most expansive view of virtually all of the major mountains in the Green Mountain range. Not to mention, just to the east, views of many of the western White mountains.

My 15 yr old son and I walked this approximately 10mi hike in 5.5 hrs with time to enjoy the views and rest stops along the way. It was a great hike, just challenging enough for us both. It had rained and the trail was muddy and slippery. There are a few streams to cross and a lot of scrambling on steep rocks near the top. The elevation gains were doable, slow and steady increase to the top. We lost the trail a few times in the second half too but our phone GPS worked up there and helped us out. There were very few people on the trail, and we accidentally disturbed a great horned owl. I highly recommend this hike.

hiking
14 days ago

Nice trail had a great time. I have a bad knee so it slow coming down due to the rocks in trail, but had nice time

hiking
15 days ago

We did this in mid-october in full foliage. Outstanding and highly recommend it. I could see moon in the daylight up top!

one of the high peaks in VT, she is magnificent

Considering I’m 63, have two hip replacements, a knee replacement, and most of my back is fused, I’m darn impressed with myself for doing this one. So worth the sweat for views, on the way up and down, and at the summit. Very safe and well maintained trail.

The view at the top is what gives this trail a 4 star. Otherwise a bit more like a stroll through the woods

Nice waterfall . Easy to get to!

Great loop, did not see another soul on a cloudy but peaceful day. The overlooks off the beaten path are worth a detour off the carriage trails. The pond and spring pastures are beautiful. Great 4-5 mile hike.

Well-graded trail leading to beautiful views. An easy hike that we plan on revisiting.

hiking
28 days ago

This was an awesome hike!! I loved the way the terrain changes several times. I conquered my fear and climbed the fire tower.

I rated this as a decent outing because the falls are nice and refreshing. This is NOT a 2.9 mike hike. It is a little under a half mile to the falls.

did in march and didn't finish it because of some of group and running out of day light but was beautiful

All around great trail. Near the summit may be somewhat challenging for young children in that quite steep and very rocky

Did this trail with my family. I wasn’t sure they would be up for the full hike but they did it all with little to no crying and complaining and we had an amazing day! This is a challenging hike, especially towards the top, but my kids (4 and 7) loved scrambling up the rocks. Lovely trail and fabulous views from the top. We’ll definitely do it again.

I love this hike so much, a good medium in-between... great to do when you’re feeling like hiking but not necessarily feeling like climbing an entire mountain, yet the views up top are incredible. You can see all the way out to Champlain lake. This trail is also great towards the end of winter. TIP: if you want to get up to the views but don’t want to hike all that much, there’s an even shorter trail to get to the top. Coming from Stowe, before you reach the trailhead, there’s a road off to the left called Pinnacle road, drive all the way to the top and there’s a small parking lot. Cuts the hike in about half!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful easy hike today with my 4 year old and 8 year old. The climb to the top was the only challenging part of this hike, but was relatively short and the views at the top were amazing.

Beautiful views from the top. I'm an infrequent day hiker. I wouldn't call a 1500 ft climb in 1.5 miles "easy".

If you're just interested in the view, park at the Stowe Meadow trail head and save yourself 500 feet in elevation gain.

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