Keewaydin Trail

HARD 13 reviews
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Keewaydin Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wallingford, Vermont that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1345 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

snow

Directions from Wallingford, VT: Travel SR 140 east to the White Rocks Picnic Area. Trail may be accessed there.

My first hike in Vermont. The view from the top was worth the hard climb. You have to hike out another .2 miles from the cairns to find the spectacular view, and its a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery when you find it. on the way back down we took a quick detour trail down to the waterfall. There is a sign marking the trail about .4 miles up grom the parking lot. Beautiful hike. I highly recommend it if you're in shape for the climb.

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28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Wonder hike with My local hiking meet up group. The view at the top is breath taking. The trail is very steep. There is a nice shelter .3 off this trail for through hikers. I would do this again. There a stop on the way to the vista where people made rock towers. It's very spiritual !! I loved every minute of it. I put Facebook and Netflix down a took a hike, result was peace and serenity. What a concept.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

GORGEOUS. My friend and I spent almost an hour at the top just because we couldn't get enough of the view. And the summit is fun because even if there are lots of people (like there were that day), it's bare and easy to find places to soak it in with peace and quiet, and each spot has a somewhat different view. The climb was a lot tougher than I was anticipating, bc I had hiked in White Rocks as a kid and didn't realize that there are multiple trails, and that when I was 16 I did the Ice Bed trail... oops. Anyway. Rewarding, beautiful, rugged. Classic AT on the way up - rocky and scrambly. Be in good shape and have some time on your hands, with PLENTY of water. Be sure to add a cairn to the absolutely bizarre cairn collection about .3 mi from the cliffs.

hiking
10 months ago

I work out a lot so was in good shape, if you are not, don't do it. We past experiences hikers throwing up as it was too much for them. It's pretty much non stop an hour climb. If you want to, try to be on the stair master at your gym - same thing:) views not spectacular. I got frustrated after a while. There's a little waterfall you see on your left at the beginning but you can't get close. The rock playgrounds are nice, the view nice. Leads to Appalachian trail. Wouldn't do it again.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

It was a decent hike, the trails was mostly up hill witch was difficult for someone like me who is not very in shape. The views at the outlook were okay, but not the greatest. It was a great leg workout and I would totally do it again.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Good afternoon hike, though I unfortunately hit bad weather and it was raining when I reached the cliffs, so the views were not that great. Start early, and plan on plenty of time to explore the cliffs, as there are multiple directions you can see across the valley from. From the cairns (which have an almost eerie feel, almost like some kind of memorial) the trail gets very steep (down and then up again) and rocky and requires some hand over foot climbing, especially on the return. Be sure to watch carefully for the blue blazes as the trail gets a bit vague through here.

If you are feeling adventurous, be sure to explore down the ravine to the waterfall. There is no official trail, but its pretty clear where people have scrambled up and down the steep ravine down to the falls(and you can hear them from the trail). If you are not comfortable with steep bushwacking, and grabbing rocks and roots to climb back up, I would skip the falls.

hiking
Saturday, September 14, 2013