Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Moosalamoo National Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

we did it backwards so quite a hard way up but really easier on the way back. point of view worth it

hiking
20 days ago

A nice on the easy side of moderate hike. The leaves on the west side of the pond made it a little hard to follow the trail, but it mostly runs about ten feet from the waters edge so it’s pretty hard to get lost. The pond and surrounding areas are beautiful right now.

hiking
20 days ago

Lovely view at the top. Very steep trail, especially for someone who's from a flat state like me. Remember to bring lots of water with you. Listen for common ravens near the ridge.

walking
21 days ago

Very nice trail around the lake. Walk to lake is easy. Circumnavigation of lake is moderate.

We took the Aunt Jenny trail up and back. It was pretty steep, but nothing to crazy. The view was amazing. The trail has been rerouted towards the top, so this map is not completely accurate. It was easy to follow the new route though so don’t be discouraged.

hiking
24 days ago

Pretty trail. Fairly easy. Lovely day.

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rocky
24 days ago

Great hike! A bit on the steeper for the first few miles, be ready to work hard.

I took the Rattlesnake Cliffs trail up (right fork) and the other trail down to do the whole loop. About three miles up to the vista and very worthwhile. I would suggest coming after August 15 so you can see the view! After this I did the trail around Silverlake. Compared to the hike up to Rattlesnake Cliffs it was pretty easy. The terrain around the lake was half through the woods and half through a campground. Both trails together were about 9.5 miles and took about 4.5 hours. I wasn’t in a rush so stopped to take in the views along the way.

hiking
1 month ago

It is about 3 miles one way up to Rattlesnake Cliff. All up hill. View is Amazing. My Two little dogs were able to do the 6 mile loop.

on Silver Lake Trail

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muddy
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

It was a quite challenging trail not because of elevation but lots of rocky ground. I would say this is hard-moderate trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail around the lake! Perfect for a long weekend stroll.

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bugs
rocky
1 month ago

It’s awesome but little challenging. You have to go little rocky downhill to see the beautiful view.

I walked falls of Lana up to rattlesnake cliffs. Man let me tell you there was a lot of excitement at the beginning with the massive falls, but an abysmally boring and strenuous hike up rattlesnake trail. Several times I thought about turning around BUT BOY AM I GLAD I KEPT GOING. The views from rattlesnake cliff vistas were ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL. There was a nest of paragrin falcons that started flying around and put on a show. I highly recommend this trail.

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bugs
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rocky
1 month ago

My husband an I took the Falls of Lana trail then turned left at the fork towards Aunt Jenny trail then ridge trail on rattlesnake cliff towards the cliff view. They rerouted the trail to the cliff ledge so we went a round about way but we don’t mind. It’s to protect the habitat for the peregrine falcons and lessen the maintenance for the park. So we went to and back. Please note: my recorder shows a lengthy hike because I am a super slow hiker and the elevation was so steep in most areas of the hike that I had to stop a lot. The view at the end is so worth it. Icing on the cake 3 peregrine falcons were flying around like giving us an air show. Awesome! Loved the challenging terrain. Highly recommend.

Trail was in great conditions, not many people on a Thursday in September. Views from the top of Rattlesnake Cliffs are amazing, it showcases were the Green Mountains and the Champlain Valley meet. Falls of Lana are also definitely worth the trip and aren't very far from the parking area

hiking
2 months ago

The falls are not much to see. Rattlesnake cliff very nice views and soaring falcons. Perfect lunch spot. AllTrails shows old trail that has been blocked by trail people because they don’t want to maintain it. Hence hike is a bit longer

We turned this into a loop by following the North Branch trail sign opposite the parking area. It led us through the fiorest on a trail towards Falls of Lana. Then it re-connected with the North Branch Trail near an ooen area with a picnic table. Gorgeous fields of goldenrod and many pollinators to observe. Then follow the old logging road back to the parking area. Nice clean trail and road, trail has a few steep spots and a couple of brooks to traverse. A nice hike.

The falls are near the beginning of the hike. It’s a good view from the bridge but that’s really it for the water. The highlight of this hike is the view at the top from Rattlesnake Cliffs. This area can only be accessed after August 1 due to Peregrine falcon nesting. If you come here during the nesting season, walk to the the falls and then hike to Silver Lake instead, saving the hike up to Rattlesnake Cliffs when you can get great views.

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rocky
2 months ago

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muddy
rocky
2 months ago

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bugs
2 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike. Starts with some uphill on a well defined path which takes you by Lana Falls where you can go off the defined path a bit to get a closer look. Then you go to the right when defined path ends to begin the loop around the lake. Beautiful views of lake, shady and not horribly difficult but there are a few scrambles. Not too buggy but we had bug spray on! I will add this to my list of go to hikes.

Multiple beautiful swimming holes!

What a awesome place.

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