Eagle Mountain Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Milton, Vermont that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 252 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

views

hiking
4 days ago

This is really more of a walk than a hike, but it is perfect for early hiking season when there’s still snow on the mountains and you just want to get outside. When you turn on Henry Road it does feel like you’re driving down someone’s driveway, as there’s only one house on this road. But just drive past the house and you’ll see the trailhead. I printed a map off the website beforehand which made it easy to follow the color coded trails, which are very well marked and maintained. It’s a quick walk to the summit which doesn’t have much of a view, and also a quick walk to Hoyt’s lookout which has a nice view of the lake. We also walked around the other trails for a bit and managed to get a nice 3 mile walk in. This hike would be perfect for kids.

hiking
bugs
muddy
11 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

This is one of my favorite quick hikes with a great view, awesome flowers and many mossy ledges, rocks and erratics.

walking
18 days ago

easy short hike. Trail is well marked

hiking
21 days ago

This is a great little trail for small kids or a relaxing nature walk. Not strenuous.

hiking
25 days ago

Nice walk in the woods, crowded with families and lots of off leash dogs because it is more of a stroll than a hike.

1 month ago

Trail is overcrowded and too easy, view isn't bad!

Great beginner walk with the kids.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyable easy, short hike. Trails are well marked. A bit muddy at the beginning as to be expected this time of year. Nice view of the lake at the top, though a bit obstructed by trees.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked this while the sun was going down, and the view was beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike. More of a walk in the woods. Views we’re good but lots of trees blocking the way. Pretty woods to explore though!

hiking
1 month ago

Well marked trails. Took advise and took picture of trail map. We did use it to move around from trail to trail. Love the color coordination of trails with the map. Easy hike for kids and small dog. Parking lot holds about 5 cars.

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Nice trail

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. Super well maintained and marked. Wonderful place for little or fury hikers. Grateful to landowner and land trust for making this available to public!!

hiking
6 months ago

Great little hike for the dogs or younger kids! Ticks are bad this time of year - check carefully!

hiking
7 months ago

An easy quick hike, perfect for a weekday morning. Had my toddler on my back and my dog, everyone gave it a thumbs up. We were able to make it a bit longer by taking some of the loops. Limited but beautiful view at Hoyts lookout.

hiking
7 months ago

Not well marked. Two trail heads. Very confusing. But nice trail.

hiking
8 months ago

the view was blocked by the foliage. Was looking forward to seeing it.

hiking
8 months ago

very well maintained and marked. The summit trail marked with yellow and the lookout marked with blue, fantastic signage to point you the right direction. We realized it would be a short and sweet hike, but did manage to hike more than the 1.5 miles, we did 2.36 all together. Funny we had a clear path up to the summit but on return a tree had blocked our path, must've fallen while we were at the summit. I can imagine more bugs when its warmer, it was in the lower 60's for us. We got to finish in the rain, which was cool. Oh and the dogs loved it, but must stay on leash.

hiking
bugs
over grown
9 months ago

Uninspiring short trail loop with one limited - though unique - view of Lake Champlain. Some lower areas were overgrown and loaded with biters and upper level was slippery on the rocks. Why was there no understory in the upper area? Despite signage the trails were confusing. What are the two small “shelters” made of sticks? Path through private farmland to parking was recently fertilized and blowing around. Good place for locals to walk their dogs but a long way off the main road for a small reward.

hiking
9 months ago

Not well marked. Did the same loop a couple of tomes. Said there were views, but must be in,spring

hiking
10 months ago

Very enjoyable trails. We started at the Henry St trailhead and first went to the summit. From there we went on to Hoyt’s Lookout (nice view) and then went on to do the Wildflower Loop. Very short hike altogether, but enjoyed it even though it rained. Family and dog friendly - very quiet for a Sunday afternoon. Twice driving there it seemed like we were driving up someone’s driveway, but follow the signs and you’ll be fine.

hiking
bugs
muddy
11 months ago

6/4/19 so first off when you go to this trail there's a person's house at the road which could easily turn someone away if it weren't for the fact of the trail sign at the road, so drive past the house to access the parking area. there are a lot of loops to do and it's all very pretty, the first hundred feet or so was muddy but the rest was pretty good, the walk through the field is great especially with a dog, and the trail markers are abundant and easy to see. my only gripe is the summit has no view but hoyts look out provided a pretty great view, slightly obstructed but great for the short hike! definitely bring the bug spray though!

hiking
muddy
Mon Apr 29 2019

Went today, some spots were still really wet and muddy. The best view was at Hoyt’s Lookout. I also went around the Wildflower Loop. It was beautiful! This trail seems like it would be nice in the winter with snowshoes.

hiking
muddy
Mon Apr 15 2019

Great little hike when you don’t have a lot of time but want to get out there. Was a bit muddy in spots and still had a few patches of snow and ice this weekend. Trail was well marked and looped into other trails. Hoyt’s lookout had a much better view than the summit, I recommend taking the time to take the side trip out to it.

hiking
snow
Sun Feb 17 2019

Crisp winter morning, 20°. Trails were snow covered with some icy spots underneath. Fair amount of hikers and dogs. Hiked Hoyt, Summit, Sugarbush Link, and Wildflower Loop. Hoyt Lookout was picturesque!

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