Duxbury Window Trail

EASY 36 reviews

Duxbury Window Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bolton, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
994 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 days ago

This was a pretty hike but not what I would call easy. There were some pretty steep sections that left my family winded. The forest was lovely but not a good view of the waterfall and the highway detracts from the window view.

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1 month ago

Decent hike. Could hear highway the whole time and see from “window” view. Still pretty, especially when you first walk in. Great hike if you are looking to go all the way to Camels Hump!

hiking
2 months ago

A nice middle-ground between a proper mountain climb and a short nature walk -- good for early-season hikes when you're not quite in shape for Camel's Hump yet. The "window" provides a lovely, though not breathtaking view. Best parts of the hike were lower down, where the trail passes through a magical understory dense with ferns, and where it crosses a stone-bottom mountain stream, compete with potholes, cascading water, and other features to delight the geologically inclined.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice hike with some steep sections, which were exacerbated by the recent snowfall. Definitely a good time for snowshoes. The view at the window isn't particularly scenic.

trail running
10 months ago

excellent run up to a nice lookout of the highway and mountains.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Awesome steep climb to the window! I went with my 17 and 14 yr old sons. Be sure to stop at the falls on your way down! I will definitely go again!

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Fairly easy, short hike. A little bit steep at the start and end. Some streams to cross, but nothing too challenging. The view is okay, but the interstate below is a distraction (you can hear the traffic most of the trail). A good starter hike after (or before) Philo.

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

This was a great hike! Challenging, but enjoyable. Rewarded with a beautiful spot to take in the scenery at the top.

hiking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The hiking trails were steep at times. Short hike. The view is great and in summer a beautiful warm lake in front of the trail to cool off after coming down.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Beautiful views, nice and gentle switchbacks, for the most part, and awesome waterfall. what more could you ask for!

hiking
Saturday, November 28, 2015

My fiancée and I did this hike during a weekend trip to Burlington over Thanksgiving break. I would definitely rate it closer to moderate, but some of the added difficulty may have been because of the wet, slippery conditions that were the result of all the fallen leaves and a recent shower. The end of the trail is marked by the "window," or what amounts to a small peak. There's a bench to sit and enjoy it from but the view is very restricted, not the expansive lookout I was hoping for. It was a nice hike and I enjoyed the waterfall along part of it, but I would definitely look elsewhere if we were in the area again. It may be a better setting in the summer and spring. 3/5 stars.

hiking
Saturday, November 07, 2015

A great short hike (1.6 one-way). A great trail for dogs and for a leisure hike with a good view!

hiking
Friday, July 10, 2015

This is one of my favorite short hikes, which I also do as a trail run. It's easily accessible in the winter. There isn't a great payoff, but it's a good hike for all ability levels.

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