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Bruce Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stowe, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation Gain: 2,434 feet Route Type: Out & Back

cross country skiing


nature trips




wild flowers



Sun Jun 03 2018

Great workout, not a popular trail so very quite. Steep climb.

Tue Dec 26 2017

The Bruce Trail is a testament to Stowe’s rich ski history. This trail was cut in the 1930s and is still in perfect skiing condition to this day. You can skin or hike it from the bottom, or you can access it from the Four Runner Quad at Stowe Mountain Resort. You will need to coordinate a ride with someone back to the lifts if you do the latter. The whole thing took about 16 minutes to ski, including the Burt Trail. This trail is not recommended for beginners, since it will involve 3000 feet of moguls on a narrow slope. But if you have the skills necessary, it’s a descent to remember.

11 months ago

Sat May 05 2018

Sat Jul 30 2016