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Butler Lodge Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Underhill, Vermont. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles
1,630 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



1 month ago

really wet.lower level. snow about half mileup was soft. kept breaking through into underlying water. tirned around about a mile in

3 months ago

Nicely packed down in most places although a layer of fresh snow made it a little more difficult without snow shoes.

3 months ago

Great winter hike, most of it is packed down with minimal surprises. Amazing view for my hike on a clear, sunny day.

4 months ago

Great hiking trail with a nice view. Mix of steep and flat terrain!

5 months ago

12-16 : loved this hike! Super snowy but well packed down and not very icy. Definitely gets your heart rate up, but the view from the lodge is glorious. Perfect afternoon hike!

7 months ago

Great hike, was windy and snowing-the shelter made for a nice place to get out of the wind to have a snack and a rest before heading back. The trail is well marked and easy to navigate. There were some beginning patches of ice right at the ledge where the ladder is, so tread easy!

8 months ago

Great hike for the family. Also a great place to stop on your way up to the Forehead.

9 months ago

Gorgeous hike. We did this in fall with the foliage so everything was doubly pretty. Highly recommend doing Clara Bow trail loop from the lodge. It is nice and quiet there.

9 months ago

This is trail is beautiful and really well maintained, though rocky and relatively steep. Though there is water close by and on a rainy day it could be slippery, on our dry July day it was just fine. We spent a night at Butler Lodge were able to link up with other trails for extended hiking. Butler Lodge holds ~14 people and apparently is never in threat of filling up. You don’t need to reserve ahead of time and it costs $5 per person. There is water that needs to be filtered and our dog was able to spent the night with us. Highly recommend this hike!

10 months ago

This was a very nice easy trail! Nice to find the lodge at the top and still had great views ! Definitely would do this one again!!!

11 months ago

Beautiful and short hike. Definitely slippery on the way down if it’s wet out. A bit of a workout too. I’ll definitely be coming back to this one.

Friday, May 11, 2018

First time to Butler Lodge! Fun quick hike. Took me just under an hour via Butler Lodge Trail, had a wonderful lunch with lots of sun but very windy!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Good hike but for some reason it seemed like it would never end.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Loved it.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Thank you for taking such good care of the trail!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Fun hike through the woods. Lodge is cute.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Great trails great view and awesome cabin, some parts were a little sketchy for anyone traveling with a little one in a backpack, slippery rocks with no alternate way around but overall a great hike and great day.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Pretty hike but lots of water coming down the trail/rock which made hiking a little more taxing.

Monday, June 12, 2017

It was a great hike with friends! Although difficult at times due to the constant incline, it was definitely a good workout! Took us about an hour to get up to the lodge and maybe 45mins to go back down. Bugs weren't too bad but I'd still recommend having bug spray on you. Other than the lodge to sit around, there isn't too much sitting areas. Going down was great since it was a giant slope downhill. I'd also recommend bringing more than one water bottle to keep hydrated since multiple breaks will be needed up and down the trail. Overall, would definitely recommend to those looking for a bit of a workout.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Brisk uphill on the way in provides a good workout, nice views at the top. BUT there were intense clouds of mosquitos for the entire hike, and some of the trail is across treacherous slick bare rock. Definitely worth doing, but bring your DEET and a good set of boots or risk having a bad time.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Enjoyed this hike, still had a good amount of snow on the trail once you got halfway up.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Beautiful trail. There were quite a few cars in the parking lot when we got there but really didn't see many people on the trail which was great. Not difficult terrain but steady incline. Love the fact that you can connect to other trails once you get to the Lodge. Ended up doing the Rockgarden and Frost trails on the way down. Will definitely do again.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Pretty greenery. Very few people on trail which was a place. Saw several small children so I'd say kid friendly! The lodge was cool. Would love to visit the other trails soon.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Its pretty much a straight shot up to the lodge...depending on your pace, you can really get your heart rate up. It was a bit overcast, so the views left much to be desired. The lodge was pretty nice. A lot nicer than some of the shelters I have seen. Trials were not too muddy even after a full day of rain the night before, which was a pleasant surprise. Quick hike overall, took just under 2 hours when all was said and done (including a 15 min rest at the lodge).

Thursday, June 16, 2016

this trail was beautiful. just challenging enough to get a good workout. the view at the lodge is excellent. would definitely do this again. we had a 5 year old and my hiking buddy had her 2 year old son on her back. saw a lot of families on this trail.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

it was a nice trail..quite steep but all good..i enjoy it

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wonderful trail. The hike is gorgeous and includes many different kinds of mushrooms, a waterfall, and scenery to die for (I hiked this trail on July 30). Make sure you wear shoes with good tread as this trail has a ton of slippery rocks. Round-trip it took me about 2 1/2 hours. I will definitely be back!

1 month ago

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