Wantastiquet Natural Area Summit Trail

MODERATE 70 reviews

Wantastiquet Natural Area Summit Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near West Chesterfield, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,053 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Follows a former quarry road with steady uphill climb.

hiking
1 month ago

Good place to watch a sunset.

3 months ago

I just did this hike by accident! I knew about the falls at the beginning of the trail and went to just check that out, but started up the trail out of curiosity and just... kept going. It was a cold and rainy day so I only encountered one other person on the trail and there was no view at the summit to speak of since it was clouded in, but despite all that I really enjoyed the hike. The trail is wide and very clearly marked, with a gentle but steady incline and a few steeper spots. Even though I was unprepared to hike and just in jeans and Bean boots, I was fine, even in the muddy and rocky sections. Beautiful woods.

3 months ago

Beautiful outlook over Brattleboro and surrounding mountains. The trail was really rocky and wet in spots so be careful if there's been a lot of rain:)

5 months ago

Great to hike up or around! Rock walls not required to climb but climable. Doable hiking for all ages! Perfect for families! Also, the trail that takes you through the side of the mountain has little cut off unmarked trails that take you to the clean, swimmable and fishable water! It's not bad to camp either!

5 months ago

my favorite view of Brattleboro/New Hampshire

6 months ago

Nice views at top. There are shortcut trails between the switchbacks which make the hike more interesting and difficult. Great hike in winter snow.

6 months ago

busy usually, but a fun hike up to views of downtown Brattleboro

6 months ago

Lots of friendly dogs and their people! Nice hike and can be done in an hour or two with a great view of Brattleboro.

6 months ago

we watched the fourth of July fireworks from the top. it was beautiful

7 months ago

Super view and wide trail with switchbacks! Great for families and dogs that can do the 1000 ft climb. I go every year!

hiking
7 months ago

Great view worth the hike. Good botanizing along he way.

7 months ago

Great trail, amazing view!

hiking
7 months ago

great hike up to an amazing view any time of year.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike, good to do with a dog. A little muddy in parts and lots of gnats at the top, but a beautiful view!

8 months ago

This trail is probably on the easier side of moderate. Great view of the Connecticut River and Brattleboro. Watch your footing for loose/slippery rocks. There is a small waterfall at the beginning of the trailhead that is worth hiking up the hill to check out.

hiking
Monday, October 16, 2017

Hiked on 10/15/17. Warm October day with great fall color. Small parking area so we parked along the road. The trail is easy and wide. Lots of folks with their dogs. The view at the top is very nice but not as open as you might think. Terrific walk as we were traveling through the area but I wouldn't go 2 hours out of my way for the hike...

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Nice hike among the rocks and trees! Trail is easy to follow and the view at the top is beautiful. worth the time for sure :).

backpacking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Beautiful & an pretty easy hike! Swing by the pond & take a dip, you won't regret it!

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Great place for Springtime hiking. It is a steady workout! Views are worth it too.

hiking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016

This is a good hike and a good cardio workout, whether you climb straight up or enjoy the switchbacks (which is what we did). The views from the top are great, with down-town Brattleboro and beyond below. Park at the old Walmart closer to the stores that are still in business as car break-ins are common. Don't leave anything valuable in your car and don't leave any change in your ashtray or console visible.

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Decent ascend, not strenuous and a quick walk to the top with a good view. Nice to do if you don't have time for a long hike!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

One of the most beautiful trails I've ever run. There's an old Walmart with plenty of parking just a block away from the trailhead. If you have the time, go to Indian Pond and come back on Mine Ledge. Makes for a tough, but rewarding 5.25 loop.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Great views

hiking
Monday, May 16, 2016

great trail, not difficult at all. Mine ledge was really nice, great views. More of a workout going down to Indian pond.

hiking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

It was a bit steep at first but smoothed out. Great views on top!

Saturday, April 02, 2016

the hike is a bit of a workout, but the view from the top is great

hiking
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Nice trail and a decent workout. Lovely view of Brattleboro from the summit.

hiking
Monday, October 12, 2015

Great Hike, Beautiful view at the top. Trail itself not to bad compared to some of the other Vermont mountain trails. Very well taken care of.

hiking
Sunday, August 23, 2015

The view at the top makes the pain worth it!

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