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great hike!
I would say moderate and not hard.
Took us 5 hours in total from the parking lot and back include stops...
Amazing view, wet and a bit slippery forest and impressive pass from the forest to the Rocky summit.
could be better marked tho

9/23/18 Today was just a nice partly cloudy day for us too hike. It was in the 60's. We began the hike at 10:50am.Started on the monroe trail which is slightly steep. Then took Deans trail which was very nice and tranquil, was able to keep a steady pace. Make sure when you see an big open field on the right too go over and look and see the camel's hump from a distance. Spectacular view, an artist and photographers dream!! Then on to long trail where it gradually increases in altitude and also more obstacles to face with roots, rocks, boulders to scale with bare hands and on knees. Some spots slippery and wet on rocks and gravel. Then at the summit was unbelievably great feeling off happiness of this sight. We saw lake Champlain and 3 other mt peaks. The summit had a very neat alpine tundra biome as well.
An excellent hiking experience. Total hours for us was 5hrs 44 min. with 31,608 steps on pedometer. This was our first hike at 4,083ft. Be sure to bring warm clothing or extra shoes just in case. The summit can be windy and cold if it's not in summer season.

hiking
1 day ago

Just took my 7th and 8th grade class on this hike a few days ago. It was great! In the amount of time we had, a little more than half made it to the top. For a lot of them it was a challenge in persistence, but the reward of making it was worth the tiredness the felt the next day. This was my 5th or so time on this trail and it is definitely a fun one with some great views.

The hike was long but well worth it....

Enjoyed this hike. View are great at the top. Not much of a trail run due to boulders but a great workout. Took me 68 minutes both ways.

This is a challenging but rewarding hike. We took the Monroe Trail up and back. There are some rocky and slick spots, particularly after you’re about two miles in. The last .3 miles is very rocky and steep, but doable. It took us about 5 hours total. You cannot beat the 360 views at the top!

Great trail- only my second hike and it wasn’t too bad difficulty-wise. Definitely more scrambly near the summit but well worth it and quite fun! Was a bit wet but not too buggy. Unfortunately fog blocked our views but I’ll definitely be back for more!

Great views and amazing trails!

hiking
13 days ago

Quiet respite amongst tall trees and fern filled ground cover. Paths well marked and maintained. Lack of sunlight allows mushrooms to florish.

this was my favorite hike all year. the top reminded me of the Himalayas a little bit.

Awesome trail with amazing views at the top. Steep trail but well worth it. We were the only hikers at the summit

hiking
15 days ago

This trail has areas that are too steep to be called easy for someone with exercised induced asthma. Had to abandon our attempt. Review is for label, not for the area.

Fun and challenging trail. Great views to reward some scrambling. Good distance, won’t take you all day!

walking
17 days ago

Beautiful easy hike with the dog.

trail running
20 days ago

Great for a morning run. Pretty views. A few small hills but nothing crazy. I just ran the southernmost 2.5 miles of it.

My gps clocked it at 2 miles each way. Good little hike, lots of off leash dogs. Took about 2 hours with my pup.

21 days ago

Trail was in great shape and the view was fabulous. A real treat for an after-work hike.

Beautiful and quick hike. About two hours, round trip

road biking
22 days ago

Rented bikes from Mountain Ops & rode all the way to downtown Stowe with family of 5. Very scenic easy ride but a lot of pedestrian traffic (nearly run off the path more than once). Some spots were pretty narrow (bridges & underpass) but path was pretty & well marked. Lots of places to stop and explore along the way to Town. Corn maze, Farmer’s market, Pie-Casso, the recreation path was well connected to the places you want to go! Save some energy for the ride back from Stowe, it seemed more uphill than down (or I was just tired from dragging the tandem behind me).

beautiful trail. easy 5 min walk to the falls with 6 years old. you have to hike a bit further to see the beautiful view it's worth it!

hiking
23 days ago

Incredible hike with great views but it comes with some work. I highly recommend the popular loop that combines Dean's Trail, the Long Trail and the Monroe Trail. The crowds were out for Labor Day weekend but certainly not overcrowded. The Long Trail isn't for those who aren't able to climb boulders combined with narrow trails. For a smoother climb, take the Monroe Trail both out and back.

No breaks in the ascending, very rocky. The view at the top is worth the efforts. Loved it!

on Moss Glen Falls Trail

hiking
23 days ago

Really easy, and relaxing hike.

The view, as they say, is definitely worth the climb.

hiking
23 days ago

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

Looked great for mountain biking, though!

Quick Intensive hike,

This is not for the faint of heart or couch potato. The views at the summit are worth it. With kids under 10 I suggest bringing many snacks and taking your time.

hiking
24 days ago

This is a nice hike, definitely got my heart-rate up and a good sweat. The Monroe trail ascends through forest, sometimes with a decent pitch but often leveling off to allow you to catch your breath. It is consistently rocky requiring constant vigilance - and the rock can be slippery even if not wet. We were surprised to find a fair bit of water in the trail on the mid to upper part even after a dry spell. You only get views during the final ascent to the summit up the steep rocky section after the end of the Monroe. We are in our late 50’s/early 60’s in good physical shape but this was our first climb of the summer and it took us a solid 4.5 hour round trip with 15+ minute stops on the way up for lunch and at the summit. It was almost 2 full hours to get down surprisingly as we were cautious moving down the rocks. We were both tired and sore but felt good about summiting.

hiking
25 days ago

Great 2-3 hr hike depending on your ability. A few areas of steep climbing but worth the gorgeous view at the top of the valley. Start early to avoid the crowd and bring a snack or lunch for a break at the top.

loved this trail. 2.3 miles of easy going trail but it's all business once you hit long trail north. challenging and scenic. I would not do Deans' for the decent or when wet.

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