Explore the most popular trails in Elmore State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Welcome to Elmore State Park. The Town of Lake Elmore calls itself The Beauty Spot of Vermont. Located in the southeastern part of Lamoille County, Elmore is 23,040 acres, or approximately 36 square miles of mostly forest and agricultural land. Lake Elmore and Elmore Mountain, which rises almost from the lakes shore, are prominent features of the town. Lake Elmore is 219 acres, and lies northwest of the village and empties into the Lamoille River through Pond Brook. Elmore Mountain is in the "Hogback Range" and its timber is mostly hardwood. The mountain is also located in the northwest part of town and has an elevation of 2,608 feet. The park had its beginning in 1936 when the town of Elmore and local citizens made a gift of 30 acres on Lake Elmore to the state of Vermont. With modest means, a picnic and beach area were created. Today, with more than 700 acres, Elmore State Park has become a conspicuous, developed recreation facility.

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muddy
17 days ago

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19 days ago

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28 days ago

Always a great hike. Great for kids as well. Challenging snow shoe hike during winter!

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1 month ago

sweet hike amazing 360 views from the tower. don't forget to sign the journal at the top! I love Vermont. Only had time for the fire tower hike, I'll have to come back one day for the loop!

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1 month ago

Absolutely loved this trail!! Loop was not very strenuous...completed it by hiking counterclockwise, I like to leave the payoff as close to the end of the hike as possible. Views from the fire tower were jaw dropping!!

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muddy
1 month ago

Did the ridge trail up and back with our pack of three dogs. Some slippery and muddy sections as it had rained the day before, completely do-able but something to be mindful off. The view at the balance rock and overlook just past it, as well as the fire tower were fantastic. A great hike overall with plenty of shade and cover the entire way.

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muddy
2 months ago

Beautiful hike. Took us about 3 hours (not experienced hikers). amazing views from several lookout-points as well as stunning/terrifying panoramic view from the fire tower. we hiked in on the ridge trail and out on the fire tower trail. the fire tower trail was extremely steep and difficult in places (scrambling over rocks). but got back to the car much faster than if we had backtracked the ridge trail!

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3 months ago

Gradual hike, kid and dog friendly. Multiple stopping points: old fire cabin structure, fire tower, balancing rock. There is also two routes to the top. You can go up and down one or make a loop. Enjoy some time at the beach after!

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3 months ago

fun day

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3 months ago

great views, $4 entrance fee for adults. few bugs.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Quick hike, nice trail. Had to drive into the park to get to the trail, we had to pay the entrance fee.

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bugs
3 months ago

Great hike, the view from the fire tower is really nice! In the shade most of the hike, which is enjoyable during a hot day. Some parts have a lot of bugs. It took us less than 3h, at a decent pace.

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3 months ago

Great views and little to no bugs

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rocky
3 months ago

The trail seemed moderate-hard because a lot of it is straight up and steep. The views on the top of the fire tower are beautiful!

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rocky
3 months ago

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4 months ago

Beautiful 70 degree day on the mountain with clear skies. I was worried about bugs as recent hikes on various mountains have been horrendous, however I didn’t need to swat a single bug away. My two pups met lots of new friends who were mostly off leash. The trails still had some mud, which was to be expected with such a rainy spring. Overall it was a perfect hike.

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bugs
4 months ago

Great hike! Beautiful views!

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4 months ago

Went up and down the ridge trail on a sunny clear day. Few patches of mud drying out nicely. I usually go up the ridge trail and down to complete the loop. However, if you’re up for it, going down the ridge trail offers a really fun trail run with only a handful of spots you’ll have to slow down to mind your footing. Great moderate trail with a few steeper sections.

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4 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

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scramble
4 months ago

Worth going all the way to the top and climbing the fire tower for some amazing views! Last .2 miles of the Fire Tower Trail is very steep so be careful if you’re hiking with little ones or dogs! Taking the Ridge Trail down is much easier and makes a nice big loop around!

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4 months ago

Did the loop counterclockwise. There are few steep bits, some of which have small ladders to help you negotiate them, but generally moderate, with several nice views. No insect problems

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