Haystack Mountain Trail

MODERATE 56 reviews

Haystack Mountain Trail is a 4 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1040 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

18 hours ago

A perfect hike. A total of 4 miles, 2 out and 2 back. It poured the night before and morning of, and the trail was in good condition. Little mud, Lots of rock and an unbelievable view at the summit. Taking our time it was about a 2 hour and 15 minute hike. Would highly recommend for anything not looking to kill themselves, but get a solid workout. Saw a number of people and dogs!!

hiking
13 days ago

Moderate hike. Easy to follow trail. Beautiful views!!

16 days ago

Very easy to follow, great views. Extremely muddy, very buggy

17 days ago

Very buggy so if you have anything that works against those nasty little black flies bring it! Also quite a few very wet spots that we had to work around so boots is recommended rather than shoes at least until it dries out a bit. The terrain varied quite a bit and was challenging in some spots so the hike never got boring. The view at the end made the bugs and wetness worth it!

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike. Make sure you bring your bug spray! View at the end is well worth it!

20 days ago

27 days ago

A fun hike with panoramic views at the top.

28 days ago

for a 3000 footer, it was a short trail. great views from the summit and the trail was clearly marked. the only downside was that it was very muddy at times.

3 months ago

great hike while it's was snowing.. very icy near top tho..

7 months ago

7 months ago

Great Hike

hiking
7 months ago

The trail starts out at a decent incline with lots of large gravel but soon after taking a left toward the summit, you're on a more rocky-rooty trail. It rained yesterday and snowed earlier in the week so it was pretty wet and we took our sweet time since it was a little slippery. Part of the trail is quite flooded right now with a little snow here and there (I've posted some photos) but we stuck to the sides and hopped rocks, our feet staying dry. We actually really enjoyed hiking through the water and once we took a right toward the summit, the trail was much drier but still a bit slippery and muddy. There is moss everywhere on this part of the trail and it felt like a place where hobbits and fairies reside! The smell of spruce filled our nostrils and the views were fantastic despite peak foliage season being over. This summit area is a small clearing with a few boulders and if you scurry over a large gap between boulders toward your right, there are more great views through the trees! I give this one a rating of four only because of the large gravel section in the beginning and we did find (and pick up) a few pieces of trash left behind. Totally recommend this hike but definitely wear proper water resistant/proof footwear!

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9 months ago

Saw interesting rocks, mushrooms, and some birds. It was a very foggy day, so I missed out on the summit view, but the fog also made for a beautiful hike.

9 months ago