Haystack Mountain Trail

MODERATE 25 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.

14 days ago

Beautiful hike!!

15 days ago

Great hike. Definitely moderate
Summit was beautiful. I did the hike with my 11yr old twins and dog

30 days ago

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

1 month 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!

2 months ago

2 months ago

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

2 months 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.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Fun hike, great views!

4 months ago

5 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.

7 months ago

1st Vermont hike

10 months ago

Worth the climb!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

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