Haystack Mountain Trail

MODERATE 94 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1046 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
3 months ago

Trailhead was easy to find and did not use a map for this hike which was fine because the path was clearly marked with trail markers. I felt like the incline was not to strenuous, but it definitely brought my heart rate up! Went on a rainy day so unfortunately there wasn't any view at the top, but I would totally do this hike again!

hiking
4 months ago

An easy going hike with a stunning view.

hiking
4 months ago

a great little hike. 2 miles up, 2 miles down. Enough elevation to give you a little sweat. Summit is quite beautiful. definitely worth checking out if you're in the area. Use the directions from the All trails app to get to the trail head. even the drive up is beautiful.

hiking
4 months ago

The AllTrails app placed us right to the trailhead. A great day for a hike through a very rocky trail. The blue blazes were not as plentiful as I am used to but the well worn path made following the trail a no-brainer. The trail was heavily trafficked due to the fall foliage. Had a beautiful lunch with my wife at the summit; a win-win time.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice moderate trail. No hand holds needed to reach summit. Noticed ankle turns more than usual due to loose rocks on trail. Others in group noticed the same. Trail signs good. Trail maps on trail not so good.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Easy to find trailhead. You go steadily up through the woods until you reach the top. Pretty overlook! Trail was well maintained and easy to follow.

hiking
5 months ago

Gorgeous!

hiking
5 months ago

Really nice trail, but I'd definitely call this more than "moderate". Plenty of uphill loose rock sections, followed by loose tree roots. All in all about 75-90mins up to the peak. Well worth the climb!

6 months ago

Great short day hike. Challenging up, easy down. Awesome views at the summit. Take some cheese and crackers and vino to nosh on. Summer hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Fun trail with a great view at the top.

hiking
7 months ago

Muddy, but nice view at the top

7 months 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
8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

8 months 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
8 months ago

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

8 months ago

A fun hike with panoramic views at the top.

8 months 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.

11 months ago

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

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