Haystack Mountain Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Haystack Mountain Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pawlet, Vermont that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

3.1 miles
1200 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

trail running




no dogs

Directions from Wilmington, VT: Travel west on SR 9 for 1 mile. Turn right (north) onto Haystack Road. Travel to Chimney Hill Road and turn left. The road winds through a neighborhood for a little less than .5 mile. Turn right onto Binney Brook Road. Stay on Binney Brook until the road T's. Turn right onto Upper Dam Road and then an almost immediate left and proceed to the trailhead located on the right side of the road.

not well marked but all in all good hike. summit has a breathtaking view.

15 days ago

A short but challenging hike. My personal favorite trail in the area. The view alone is worth the effort to get to the top!

29 days ago

Short hike for such an awesome view. Nothing too difficult on the way up. The trail is easy to follow

1 month ago

Easy walk up a farm road with Angus cows mooing at you. Trail starts about a 1/4 mile up on the left. Easy walk until you cross the brook, then steep and roots and rocks from there up to the top. Beautiful New York and Southern Green Mountains views.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Fun hike, great views!

4 months ago

Great little mountain! You must park along the road and hike up a road to the beginning of the trailhead along a Farmer's property. The first stream bed is riddled with shale and the water clarity is out of control beautiful. The hike is steep but short and the summit has very near 360° views. West Mountain ski center is visible as well as all of Granville and the Mettowee valley. Lake Saint Catherine can be seen behind the trees as you face north. Eastern views show you the road you walked in on and beyond. The lack of light pollution in the Mettowee valley would make this a tremendous hike for stargazing.

5 months ago

1st Vermont hike

9 months ago

Worth the climb!

11 months ago

11 months ago

I love Haystack because it was my 1st longer hike.
it was a steady uphill with some very rocky areas, but the view was worth it. interesting to see the changes in flora as you go.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Bad direction from the app. Get direction from Green Mountain Forest Ranger better.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I did this hike a few weeks ago, in a thunderstorm. The trail was very well maintained, and not too steep in parts. Although it was pouring down rain, we made it to the top and had great views, except for the fog and rain.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Amazing hike ! This is one of my favorite trails. Definitely a good workout. The mountain views at the top are breathtaking !

Sunday, August 17, 2014

First off note this is not the Haystack in Wilmington, the trail is in Rupert/Pawlet. and the photos are from the 'other' Haystack not this one. Anyway the drive to the trail is is great, classic Vermont farms on route 30. You need to park at end of the road on Waite Hill Road and walk about 1/2 mile to the trail head (obey all the signs). Follow the markers to the top, great 360 views of southern Vermont. Great trail in winter also. Out and back was 3.2 miles and fairly easy.

Saturday, March 08, 2014