Jay Peak Trail

MODERATE 58 reviews
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Jay Peak Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Troy, 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 October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.1 miles
1,597 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


22 days ago

Starts out with steady uphill for first 3/4 miles. Then becomes steeper for remaining 3/4 mile. Easy 15 minute scramble to top after you cross ski trail and snow making pipes. Views at top of Canada, Lake Memphremagog, and all the way down the Green Mountain spine to the south.

1 month ago

Short enough to be a low pressure, take-your-time hike. Challenging enough to make it interesting. The final section is particularly rocky and steep. Great views at the top make for a rewarding payoff. Dog friendly, but not for pets not accustomed to hiking. Smaller dogs will struggle at the top and there are no water sources along the trail.

1 month ago

first of all.... moderate? maybe if you do this a lot. "a few rock scrambles"? more like the top 1/3 of the trail is a rock scramble. while i may not hike weekly, i go often enough to believe the only reason this is not rated as "hard" is because someome feels 1.7 miles up is too short to be hard. if you dont hike a lot, don't be fooled by the rating and peoples humbragging. it's hard. it's also beautiful and i'll be doing it again!

1 month ago

Did this during November of 2017 and it was snow covered and beautiful! Well marked and not very difficult. Would rate as moderate!

1 month ago

great trail with Beautiful views!

2 months ago

Very nice trail that takes you to the summit of jay peak

10 months ago

Good hike, mostly clearly marked trail through woods. Would have liked more open vistas along the way. Views from the top were great!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

great 360 views...moderate climb

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Lots of wonderful views on a clear day at the Summit!! Love the wild flowers along the ski trails as well.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

This is a good trail and always well maintained. Moderate is a good rating, the elevation increase is gradual and the summit views are rewarding.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

A tough hike with lots of rock scrambling. Worth the effort.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Great hike with a fantastic pay-off: spectacular views of the Green Mountains, the Adirondacks and the White Mountains. Mount Washington was visible today. Bug spray definitely recommend now!

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Absolutely one of my favorite trails in Vermont. Beautiful Summit. Make sure to bring bug spray!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Bien ! À faire en famille avec des enfants aguerris.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Nice trip

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Easy hike, a little tough at points in the trail when reaching the summit. Trails were well maintained.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Tough uphill hike with big payoff view.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Trails are well marked and maintained. You can get a map from the front desk if you decide to start at the resort. On the resort map, I took points 1-2-3-4-5-6. It took about 2 hours total - 1 hr 20 minutes up, 40 minutes down. There are many ways you can choose to go up.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

very nice hike up from the bottom at the lodge. Took the family 2.5 hours up but was worth it.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Fantastic day. Upper sixties, slight breeze, blue skies. We put on micro spikes about half up. It's packed snow and ice. Only post hole once. You can bare boot up, but the spikes made it much more pleasant. Especially on the way down.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Great hike ! We had a beautiful day. Only had one problem as someone had a sigh and markers stating wrong way when in fact it was the correct route. Had to backtrack a bit.

Friday, June 12, 2015

fait en hiver et en ete.
bien aimé

cross country skiing
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Amazing view!!!!!!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

The trail-head is off of Rt 242 and begins abruptly. You will first encounter a small lean-to (Atlas Vally Shelter) where you can register your name and destination *this is not an overnight shelter. The trail is white blazed, which was not very helpful considering the blowing snow that began to coat the sides of trees surrounding me. So be sure to do your research and review a trail map before your hike. The climb is gradual during the first mile of the trek and from there climbs more steeply. At about mile 1.3 you will come to a ski trail that you will continue straight across. Once across the ski trail you will clamber up steep rocks to find yourself at the summit and the upper station of the Jay Peak Tramway. As I approached the summit the sky began to clear and I had unbelievable views of Owls Head Mountain to the North in Canada and the surrounding Green Mountains. The decent was very easy because of the powdery snow and was down in half the time it took me to accent. I would highly recommend this trail to any and all.

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