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

I've done this hike tons of times within the past 5 years. They've recently redone the trail and now have a different route, which has thrown me off a little bit due to my familiarity with the old trail but if you figure out the new trail it's fairly easy to follow.

hiking
6 months ago

I went today after it rained quite a bit last night, that made coming back down interesting due to the steep grade being slippery. I went up the North trail, down the South and brought Long Pond Rd back to the car. It was well worth it. Breathtaking views, gorgeous day, fall colors! Would definitely do it again!

hiking
6 months ago

Solid hike for the time and distance. I hiked it with a 2 year old in a pack, and reached the summit in about 30 minutes (solid pace). The last stretch is quite steep and I saw a few folks pulling off for a rest. Going down (esp with a heavy pack) is slow due to the grade of that section. Overall great view, fun hike :)

Drive along a dirt road for about 8 mins till you arrive at trailhead parking. This wasn't the easiest drive for my Mazda but it was able to do it.
The trails are well marked and groomed well.
The views are wonderful and you have multiple views of varying mountains. I would recommend especially if you are in the area of Stowe.

hiking
7 months ago

Decent views from all viewpoints, easy hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Never actually made it to the trail. Walked and walked and walked forever on CCC road. Terrible directions and no signs directly towards any trail. Terrible cell phone service and lots of bugs. So remember to map the way before hiking and bring bug spray!!!

paddle sports
7 months ago

Crystal clear water with with sand bottom

hiking
8 months ago

Hiked the North Trail up and the South Trail down then took the road back to the car. Relatively easy hike with great views.

Ridiculously bad directions. Long long drive up a long long gravel road with no signage. Mt. Pisgah is a better hike all around. To Hor trail:
Drive north on 5a to the mt Pisgah south trail parking lot. CCC road to Mt Hor is opposite the Pisgah parking lot. Go up and up forever in CCC road. Lots of ruts - so be careful if you do not have high suspension.

Nice hike . I would rate it easy until about the last 1/3 of a mile . Some would say that part was moderate .
It is a well maintained trail. The drive up the cc road is about 2 miles before you see the Herbert Hawkes trail sign and the parking area on the right .

hiking
8 months ago

This trail was short yet challenging - I did the full loop by going up the North Trail, checking out the views from multiple outlooks, then going down the South Trail and taking Long Pond Road back to my car. It had steep moments but everything was very dense and stable. A very wooded area with thick trees, only opens up at the outlook points. Some of the outlooks are a bit dangerous, so be sure to keep your dogs on their leashes and pay attention to children (there are signs warning this as well). A little muddy but was still early in the season.

hiking
8 months ago

My absolute favorite! A really nice hike with a lot of challenges, twists, and turns, but very exciting. I had an old map and description which threw me off a bit (I didn't know it had been redone so I was looking for the wrong things), but the trail itself was very well marked. Some steep rocky areas were a bit scary but definitely doable. Eagle Rock itself was breathtaking. I would love to go back again!

hiking
8 months ago

Only one less star for the incredible difficulty finding the trailhead. Definitely further down than any map that shows where it is; I was on CCC Road for quite some time. Parking lot is on the right with the trailhead immediately after. The hike itself was amazing - lots of variety on the trails with rocks, steps, and winding paths, and 3 separate lookouts. The North and East lookouts were incredible. Bring bug spray!

Nice easy hike...not too strenuous. Great for kids!

Amazing views from East and South lookouts. The trail was being maintained by Northwoods Stewardship Center today when I hiked. Only saw 3 other people on the trail. Lovely hike. In the Summer you can drive up the CC road, parking lot is on the right with the trailhead just past the parking lot on the Right as well. Approx 2 miles.

Haven't done it since being re-done but nice beforehand.

Nice view,,, :)

It was very muddy, but has been raining a lot recently, it was a great trail, but online it says it is 3.2 miles, but it has been recently redone and is now 4.6 miles. Worth it though :)

For very modest effort, this trail rewards you with great and unusual views from 3 viewpoints. The north view looks up Lake Willoughby to Lake Memphramagog, Owls Head, and other Canadian peaks. The east viewpoint hangs above Willoughby, directly across from the cliffs of Pisgah. To the east are Burke with the Whites beyond. The south viewpoint looks over the forests and farms of northern Caledonia County, with a side view of the Sheffield wind towers.

Nice trail. A little muddy after rain but worth it.

Great view at the top, take the 20 extra minutes to go to Eagle point, well worth it. Muddy right now but the bugs are not too bad.

on Mount Hor Trail

10 months ago

Great moderate hike. All three views were great. Only passed one other group of hikers on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in June. The trail head is hard to find. Make sure you set your odometer as you leave the first parking area and head up the gravel road. It's the second turn off if I remember correctly and the trail is just passed where you park. We drove right by it the first time and caught it on our way back toward the highway.

My favorite lake in Vermont!

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

moderate + more difficult than expected.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Not very good views, no a long hike at all. Hard to find the trail head

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Awesome! Not to steep not long at all! Great veiws!

hiking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Decided to hike on a rainy afternoon despite low cloud cover. Had a beautiful hike nonetheless and the view, if windy, was glorious.

hiking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

I did the "Round the Pond" trail to the "Gnome Stairs" trail. It's an easy couple miles (maybe even less). There are beavers in the pond, and the "Gnome Stairs" were pretty cool (man made stairs leading down into Wheeler Brook). The trail ends at a "Trail End" sign. Just follow the blue dots.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Awesome we did all 3 look outs great day

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Definitely an adventure! Can't wait to do it again!

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