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Devil's Gulch Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eden, Vermont that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 836 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

Description
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To complete the loop, take the LT to the Babcock Trail intersection. From here, Devil's Gulch is an optional out and back (approximately 1 mile). Once back at the intersection, take the Babcock Trail back to the main road and return to the parking lot (approximately a quarter mile from the trail).

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Reviews (88)
Photos (83)
Recordings (66)
Completed (150)
Meg Pierson
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Hiking

Pretty easy trail but I wouldn’t want to reverse and go on Babcock first - the stairs on the LT would be more effort than I wanted to put in on a Tuesday. The terrain was stunning and I loved the streams. Would recommend!

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Josie Prive
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Hiking

Hiked this mid-July. A bit buggy, had some great spots for the dogs to get water and cool off but as we got closer to the gulch, there was a lot of standing water holes. Hike itself was great and one of my favorites and stayed relatively shaded for much of the hike. We did the loop so we went in on the Long Train (down the stairs) and after making it to the gulch and going beyond to where we were unable to follow/find the trail to the cabin, when back at the trail intersection, we went back via the Babcock trail and once at that parking area, followed the trail back to where we had parked which was about another mile.

Cael B
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Hiking

easy/moderate trail. definitely recommend LT south and back via Babcock. not a lot of views, but a side trail off babcock to stand pond side. my gps came in at 4.45 miles- i went beyond the devils gulch sign to a neat rock formation before turning around.

Amanda Ellison
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Hiking

We hiked the Babcock trail to the long trail, up to devils gulch and back north on the long trail to the parking lot. It was a great trail, though my trail book wrongly indicated the elevation gain so we were a little surprised coming back on the long trail and going up the unending staircase.

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Jon Truster
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HikingBugs

great trail. lake at devil's gulch is beautiful. very heavy bugs in certain areas.

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Carlie Nye
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Jessica Coons
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HikingBlowdownBugsMuddy

Really awesome hike. Bug are for sure out. Map was not sure accurate for us (we think due to lack of service) so much fun tho!

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Meghan Welch
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Hiking

More challenging than it looks! But easier than a summit for sure. Really nice trails with some ups and downs, great small river crossings with waterfalls. Definitely recommend going Long Trail South our to the Gulch and Babcock coming back. It would have been hard to ascend LT south. We had a nice snack by the creek near Gulch and wading in. Great spot all around!

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Alexa Blanco
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Hiking

Low traffic, and the stream that runs along the trail is lovely!

G Blodgett
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Rocky

Definitely cool. There's cabins at Ritterbush Pond and a steep hike up stairs on the way out. Don't do this in winter.

Jackie Anthony
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Hiking

Beautiful with the fall colors. I started with Babcock Trail and ended with the LT after Devils Gulch. Enjoyed the waterfall and the solitude.

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Stephen Sinclair
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Hiking

Big Muddy Pond is a great find. The route could use better directional signage right after stream crossing (east of Babcock Trail junction with Long Trail).

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Dina Signoretti-Costanzo
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Hiking

Fun, easy trail. We did it a day after heavy rain so we had the challenge of mud, but still enjoyed it. We took it slow so we completed it in about 2.5 hours.

Kevin Costanzo
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Hiking

This was very fun loop, moderately challenging. Great for all ages!!! The stairs are great and the gulch make a cool little spot to stop for a bite

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James DeBay
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HikingScramble
Abby Fried
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HikingRockyScramble

Fairly easy moderate, lots of small up and downs. No real scrambling until the Gulch, and you can still go around much of it, but there were some beautiful rocks. Great for a morning hike.

Kristina Testagrossa
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Hiking

pretty nice trail. mix of uphill and downhill with some cool landmarks. we didn't go into the gulch this time we just took long trail to Babcock and took the road back to make it a loop.

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Christy Kirsch
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Hiking

i thought this trail was a little difficult. on the hike in, it was difficult, out was easy. the trail is great. there are a few trees down but nothing you cant navigate over or under. the Devil's Gulch its self, not sure what the big deal is. over all it was a good hike. about 2 hours in and back.

Jackie Knowles
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Hiking

Lovely trail. Parked Long Trail Trail car park and came back on the Babcock trail which goes around beautiful lake. Devils Gulch a bit underwhelming but still beautiful.

Jasmyn Nichols
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HikingBugs

It was a really great hike except the horse flies were absolutely terrible near the parking lot so at the beginning and end of the loop. I almost turned back at the beginning because they were so bad but it got better. I'm glad I didn't because it turned out to be really beautiful hike.

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Steve Viglas
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Hiking

The steps were awesome - you will see... :) Great Hike!

Kimberly Parisi
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Amazing hike, must see, amazing amount of work from GMC to make this magic in the woods more special!

ch Book
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Hiking

Follow long trail south to the gulch, and for that matter, the gulch lies beyond the graphic trail shown here. We did an out and back on the Long Trail because we could not find the loop (Babcock) shown on the eastern side. Nice trail, impressive Gulch.

Rachel Peterson
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Really nice hike! Some fairly steep sections but they're short. Lots of frogs, snakes, and mushrooms!

Sadie WS
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Hiking

Great half day hike! Fairly easy and moderate slopes. Nice little ponds that are surprisingly warm, with lots of little fish, salamanders, and frogs. Not a particularly rocky trail, and some nice wildlife signs. The out and back to the gulch is easy and worth it.

Roger St.Cyr
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I hiked the LT last summer with my best friend from end to end , so returning to the gulch in the winter gave me a chance to reflect back on the hike from the glen birch shelter through the gulch to belvideere Mountain. It was all it was the first time but with awesome winter views of the the gulch covered in ice and snow and the ponds coming in on the LT and returning to the parking lot via the Babcock trail. Highly recommend for a nice day hike with a little bit for everyone, lots of wildlife and views for some great pics.

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