Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Green Mountain National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
5 days ago

We were dropped off grout pond road and hiked our way back to Mont Snow. It was almost 12 miles and grout pond was the first part of the hike. Amazing day!!! Lots of unbelievable views! We saw tons of moose tracks and moose poop but no moose. I am sure there are many sightings on this trail. The catamount trail is what we took all the way down to the dam and then we hiked a snowmobile trail back to mont snow. My biggest knock on the AllTrails app is it kills your phone battery.

walking
6 days ago

The walk in is beautiful & we enjoyed the well-kept, wide trail (including some very interesting rock features). I do not agree with the last post about the trails being well marked, though. There's one map at the trailhead but no markers throughout the walk (and there are some other side trails off the main trail, which aren't included in that trailhead map).

the falls a definite reward at the end. steady climb but not too difficult.

Quick one mile loop with varied scenery and enjoyable stops to read poetry along the way.

We went up the Rattlesnake Cliffs trail and back down the Aunt Jenny Trail. Great view of the lake from the cliff vista.

Challenging hike on a wet day, but well worth it. Hope to do it again but in nicer weather.

hiking
23 days ago

Pretty decent hike. We only had a few hours so this was perfect. Took us about 1h15m up and 45 down. Not too much to see on the way up. The waterfall is cool, but there isnt an open “view” like there would be on top of a mountain. If I were ever in the area again, I would probably do it again.

Don't bother going there in the winter. There were no parking signs until April 30th on every side street, so we had to bail because we couldn't find a place to park.

If I were to do this hike again I would just do the Aunt Jenny Trail up and back. I thought it was more traveled and maintained. I knew the cliffs would most likely be closed (from March 15-August 15) but I still really enjoyed the hike and had views going up through the trees. I will definitely do it again in the fall.

An okay hike. It’s a steady climb to the falls, it never gets steep. The trail descends a little over the last half of a mile. Although the lanslide and the waterfall are interesting, there aren’t many other attractions on the rest of the trail.

Came in November. Beautiful and no none there. Perfect.

Nice easy hike! The Falls were completely frozen when we were there today which was pretty cool. Very well maintained trail & super easy going, never steep.

Trailhead was easy to find and did not use a map for this hike which was fine because the path was clearly marked with trail markers. I felt like the incline was not to strenuous, but it definitely brought my heart rate up! Went on a rainy day so unfortunately there wasn't any view at the top, but I would totally do this hike again!

Good hike for kiddos and the lodge and pond are beautiful!!

Long climb to the top but worth it for the view. Challenging but the kids (12 and 7) kept up. Plenty to look at along the way to take a few breaks here and there.

hiking
6 months ago

It was a great hike and the best time to do it is fall when the ground is full of fall leaves. It looks like a scene from a fairy tail book. This is an easy hike with not much elevation. This is a quick hike if you have other things planned as well during the afternoon and dont want to spend all day hiking. Or just need something for 2-3 hours. It gives you some elevation as well. So for folks who like to raise their heart beats a bit while hiking, this has that element as well. Waterfall itself is quite beautiful. There is a giant rock where mostly folks go till and take pictures. But there is about 50 more steps you could take upwards towards the falls (a bit slippery) but gets you closer to the falls and gives you a better view. You could also go further down the fall and chill at a few rocks. Not too much traffic.

One of the first hikes I did in VT. The falls were fun to explore and great view of Lake Dunmore at the top!

An easy going hike with a stunning view.

Trail was well maintained. Very easy to hike. There were 2 other trails that went up the mountain for a longer hike if you have more time. The only disappointment was hearing the traffic because it's so close to the main road.

7 months ago

Stunning walk through fields and woods. Spectacular during foliage with views of rolling hills. Thank you to the property owner for sharing this walking path with us!

hiking
7 months ago

a great little hike. 2 miles up, 2 miles down. Enough elevation to give you a little sweat. Summit is quite beautiful. definitely worth checking out if you're in the area. Use the directions from the All trails app to get to the trail head. even the drive up is beautiful.

hiking
7 months ago

Great little hike. Took about about 2 1/2 hours for the up an back with about 20 min at the falls. It has been dry the last few weeks so the volume of water coming down was not spectacular.

Trail hugs a stream with several waterfalls, culminating in a serene mountain pond.

In parts challenging for beginners, but the view from Rattlesnake vista was totally worth it. We went during Fall and it was incredible. Our dogs went along and were a little frustrated by having to be kept on leash the whole way.

hiking
7 months ago

The AllTrails app placed us right to the trailhead. A great day for a hike through a very rocky trail. The blue blazes were not as plentiful as I am used to but the well worn path made following the trail a no-brainer. The trail was heavily trafficked due to the fall foliage. Had a beautiful lunch with my wife at the summit; a win-win time.

hiking
7 months ago

Absolutely beautiful trail. Beautiful view at the pond. We enjoyed sitting on the porch of the cabin (lodge) looking at the view of the pond. I loved this hike... it probably tops out as my most favorite trail thus far (I've done many). It's not difficult and is a nice gradual ascent with what seems like many switchbacks. Beautiful brooks along the way. I wouldn't miss this one.

Great little hike!

Still snow on the ground with nice views and signage with Frost poems. Would go again.

hiking
7 months ago

Hike took 1 hour up and 1 hour down. Very beautiful!

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