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Haystack Mountain Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Wilmington, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.0 mi Elevation gain 1,010 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Rocky

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Bob Marley
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HikingMuddyRocky

Great uphill trail even if you’re not in your best shape. No monster inclines like some trails but still gets your blood pumping. Nice view at the top and nice rocks to take a snack break. The trail was muddy and slick in places so needed to pay attention on the trip down.

Ivy Ozer
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Hiking

We enjoyed this hike! Rocky uphill to great summit views. 5 mi round trip. Trail was a bit wet but easily navigated. Small rock scramble at summit which wasn’t at all difficult. Not particularly buggy today - amazingly!

Bob Fomenko
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HikingGreat!MuddyRocky
Alan User
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Hiking
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Rachel Loyst
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HikingMuddy

Would rate as more easy than moderate. Very nice and great views!

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Arline B.
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HikingMuddyRocky

This trail was very rocky and it was more like walking up an access road. Once we were in the woods it was very rocky and alot of roots. It wasn't pleasant so we didn't even finish the hike.

Kara Macdonald
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Hiking

Basic hiking trail. I hiked it in a rainy day so there were no views at the summit. Great for all skill levels.

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Agata Natkaniec
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Hiking

Pretty simple. Small summit. Dog friendly. Not much of a view on a cloudy day.

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Maxim Skornyakov
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HikingGreat!
Owen E.
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Great!Rocky

Very straight forward hike. An unmade road turns into an easy to use path to the top. Recommend

Sky Alan
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Hiking

This is a great hike. Did the whole hike barefoot.Nice steady incline, and a superb view at the summit. Totally worth the journey.

Jolene Gurevich
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Dave Lonza
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Hiking

Great trail. A little steep in the beginning. Don’t let it discourage you. Beautiful and shaded through the woods on a hot VT summer day.

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Jamie Meyers
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Nature tripsRocky

This was a solid workout. The trail up is a steady uphill, as others have said, but obnoxiously steep, although it’s a little bit adventurous in the last .3 miles to the summit. The view from the top is quite nice. Walking downhill is just as strenuous as walking uphill because of the roots and the rocks. Others have recently mentioned bugs and mud but on this particular day there was a breeze saw that so many bugs and it was pretty dry. I’m sure I picked a good day to do this trail. Most enjoyable.

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David Oliver
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Lovely trail. Went all the way to the summit with an 8 and 9 year old. The view at the summit is worth it. There are lots of bugs and a few muddy spots but definitely not overwhelming.

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Christin Muir
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HikingBugsRocky

Great trail to a beautiful lookout. Horse fly’s are out but otherwise wasn’t bothered. Rocky elevation but definitely an easy-moderate 5 mile all around hike!

Sarah Stein
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Hiking

Beautiful trail! The first mile is wide and well-maintained (possibly for vehicles), then it’s a bit rockier. Not too steep; plenty of flat bits and shade. The view from the top is stunning.

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Hayley Grossman
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HikingMuddy

Today was a beautiful day for a hike. There was a beautiful breeze the entire time and up top the air was very clear! The weather was warm but the shade helped. Make sure you bring your bug spray and water. Enjoy your hike

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Alex Z
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HikingBugsRocky

Beautiful!!!! The view from the top is so worth it, it took us about 4 hours with breaks and a long time enjoying the view at the top! Quite a bit buggy but natural bug spray with lemon eucalyptus did the trick!

SmashandCrash Creeper
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