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Homer Stone Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near East Wallingford, Vermont that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.4 mi Elevation gain 1,282 ft Route type Out & Back

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John Koneval
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HikingBugsFlooded

Couple of spots halfway getting muddy from recent rain. Bring boots!

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lindsay breedlove
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HikingBugsMuddy

The pond at the top of this trail is one of my favorites in southern Vermont. The brook that this trail follows is also beautiful, with small waterfalls and huge boulders. But even in late June the trail is very buggy--worse than others in the area. I will try again later in summer. (edit: I hiked to the same pond from the south along the LT the next day, and no bug problem; the terrain around this trail in particular must attract bugs.)

Bill Doaner
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Nice hike up to and around Little Rocky Pond

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Mariah Murphy
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HikingMuddy

Great hike. A couple of muddy spots, but worth the wildlife. There were butterflies everywhere. We saw turtles on the trail, fish and frogs in the pond, and just had a wonderful time.

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Jackie Anthony
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HikingMuddy

I enjoyed this trail. Beginning is a nice forest setting and many stone walls. I liked that the stream runs alongside the trail for some of it. Definitely gets harder/steeper once you cross the stream. Water was still a little high so I took my shoes and socks off and crossed that way. My recording for the trail clocked it at 6.8 with the pond loop. Still a little muddy in some sections but passable. Be careful of loose rocks during the hike - I can see someone twisting an ankle pretty easily.

Kiki Maples
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BugsMuddy
Olivia Beauchamp
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HikingMuddyScramble

Very beautiful trail and walk but towards the end it wasn’t marked very clearly. Once you cross the stream there’s around three different paths that aren’t marked down, so getting to the lake is tricky. Still recommend because the woods and river were soo beautiful

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Mark Revels
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HikingBridge outMuddyPrivate propertyRockyScrambleWashed out

Great hike! Good combination of steep grade and some leisure flat areas. Once you are beside the brook, there are continuous reasons to stop and take it in. Very muddy in some spots. There was a 4-wheeler driven a local that came by. Really disappointed there was no way to cross over to the pond. Water a little high due to melting. Very worthwhile hike.

Inza R.
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HikingBridge outIcyMuddyPrivate propertyRockySnowWashed out

Nice trail. But confusing. 1. GPS brings you to someone’s house. Don’t park there. Keep driving till you see a very obvious TH. 2. The route on AllTrails is incorrect. If you follow it you will end up at someone’s cabin and kind of lost. 3. But if you follow the signs (DO follow the signs, they are clearly marked and obvious) you have to ford the river because there is no bridge. We had to shimmy across a log instead. Be careful on the log - someone in our group fell off of it into the river. 4. Pack extra stuff always even on easy trails like this for reasons like #3. 5. The trail is almost entirely shaded (at least in the afternoon) so it’s cold and dark. 6. But the pond at the top was sunny and beautiful. The End. PS - the water everywhere right now is very high, I’m guessing the creek is more manageable when water levels are normal.

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Suzanne Ponek
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HikingBugsMuddy

Nice wide trail. Muddy in some sections. Steep climb last 1/2 mile. Beautiful lake at top

Eric DePhillips
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HikingBugsMuddy

Pretty easy hike except for the last half mile or so where it gets steeper. Muddy semi frequently along the trail but easily traversable. Very buggy so definitely bring bug spray. Brook crossing is very easy if you go up or down stream 15 feet from where the trail goes over. Overall nice hike to the pond!

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