Futures Trail is a 8.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Windsor, Vermont that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and scenic driving and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Ascutney, VT: Travel to Interstate 91 (Exit 8). Travel 2 miles north on US 5. Bear left onto SR 44A and travel northwest for 1 mile. The trail begins adjacent to campsite #22.
Pretty hard hike. Make sure you check out the west peak view. It's amazing compared to the summit view.
Hiked the Brownsville trail good hike steep in spots. You go by a old granite corey on the way up. Great view from the top of the fire tower just have to ignore the ugly radio towers.
Decent little campground but nowhere near the Brownsville trail lol; actually the Futures trail starts inside the park but thats the longest way to the summit and parallels the auto road. The Windsor and Brownsville trails are few miles down the road.
Nice drive up the auto road for a great view. There's a short spur trail great for kids from the parking lot to the actual summit, only takes a few minutes. The summit has one of the nicest viewing platforms in the area complete with placards showing the viewer which peaks they are seeing in any given direction. The West lookout and hang glider launch offers a nice smooth spot to eat lunch and take in views.
Challenging loop trail that encompasses most of the mountain as it winds its way around the dome. Very scenic but prepare for a long day on what is in my opinion, the steepest three thousand footer in the area. very reasonable lookout tower at the summit offers exceptional 360 views.
Awesome hike did Brownsville trail alot if good look out points and steep inclines and neat observation tower at top. Took about 2.5 hours up and hour 1.5 down
A perfect trail for a half day hike. There were some beautiful sights along the way. There were quite a few people out on the trail and we didn't find ourselves alone very often. Many trails meet at the top where there is an observation tower. Not quite the quiet rock face summit we had hoped for and not really a great spot to stop, have lunch, and take in the sights.