Dorset Peak Trail

HARD 10 reviews

Dorset Peak Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dorset, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2385 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

hiking
4 months ago

Good workout. Nothing special about the views on way up. Average view from summit. Could have used micro spikes on top section. Steep climbs with enough snow and ice to make it sketchy. Up and down in 2 1/2 hours.

hiking
5 months ago

An ok trail for an average view. I only did this hike because it's part of the NE hundred highest list, and I'll never be back. For those looking to do this mountain the following information is as of 11/12/17. Go to the very end of Tower Rd and park when you can drive no further. Start your hike heading straight ahead as if the road continued. at very near 1 mile in you'll pass a collapsed shelter, keep going. The only next sign you're heading the right way is a tiny cairn on the left of the trail. You'll be following a stream for some time, keep climbing. At two miles there's a T intersection, go right. From there out the cairns and summit trail to the tower are obvious. Enjoy!

hiking
6 months ago

Super tough trail for my eight year old daughter. Steep ascents almost continually; however, beautiful surroundings. The trail should be better marked with signs for people who are from out of state and We somehow veered off the trail. Needless to say after about 2 hours of hiking in we had to turn around because little legs could not make it! Disappointing that we did not get to finish or see the fire tower but I believe that is just a reason to come back without the little one in tow!

9 months ago

Fun hike. Took my 9 year old daughter and it was a bit tough for her, especially the middle third on the way up which gets steep. But rewarded by a nice view at the firetower on the first peak before the main peak.

birding
10 months ago

fertile saturated soils support a fine array of spring ephemerals on this quiet assent. gradual climb but consistent. wouldn't rate as difficult, but it'll take the breath out of you. not a mountain for its summit, but for what you see along the way. great for shoulder season hikes, ramps, and bicknell's thrush.

hiking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

One of the New England Hundred Highest. We did this trail on a hot, humid, buggy day just before the Memorial weekend. The access road off Upper Hollow Rd in Dorset, VT is dirt and gets fairly rough. We parked in an open area, probably used for snowmobile parking in winter. The trail follows the stream up to the col and then continues along the ridge. The trail is steep, especially after the remains of an old house. We stopped at the old tower and then topped Dorset and walked over to North Dorset. The existing trails do NOT always match up with what's on the map. The only view is from the old tower site.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

recorded Track - Sep 23, 04:28 PM

hiking
6 months ago