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Lewis Deane Loop is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Poultney, Vermont that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 577 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

Nice, easy to moderate hike, with two ways to the top that can be done as a loop. One trail, which heads south from the kiosk, is much easier with switchbacks. The main route is steeper but shorter. The view at the top is very nice, with Lake St, Catherine in the foreground and the southern Adirondacks to the west. There is a platform at the top for camping. Across Endless Brook Road is another trail system for hiking and mountain bike riding maintained by Slate Valley Trails, with some more nice views.

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bugs
rocky
13 hours ago

There’s two trails one all the way to the left that’s the easy trail and the one to the right that is the original steep trail. We didn’t realize as there looks like a third trail all the wash to the far right so we did the steep original trail. Very steep on the way up so we made lots of stops, rocks were a little slippery but shaded the whole way up. On the way back down we took the easy trail and at the end there was an nice brook to stop and see all the fish.

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bugs
7 days ago

A nice trail to walk with my dog and does have a view of Lake St. Catherine.

hiking
13 days ago

I loved the elevation of the hike, however it’s buggy so bring bug spray and there are a lot of rocks and roots!

1 month ago

Well maintained, open trail. Signs suggest social distancing with others and local dogs and cats.

2 months ago

This trail is temporarily closed due to Covid19 as of 3.3.2020.

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icy
rocky
snow
4 months ago

Really fun short and steep. My puppy made it across the creek by log. We were proud

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icy
snow
4 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great conditioning trail! Short moderately steep hike

hiking
9 months ago

absolutely awesome views

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bugs
rocky
11 months ago

Fun trail. I am out of shape-ish and opted for the harder trail up and gentle down trail. Beautiful views. Wild blueberries a plenty and delish! Took our pup and she loved it too!

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bridge out
Sun Jun 30 2019

6/29/19: The bridge is gone over the Endless Brook at the start of the hike. There are stones that can be used on the main trail, if the water is not too high. Poles are very helpful. A bit upstream is a log across but it is only 10 -12" in diameter with no handhold branches available, and 6' above the stream, so unless you have excellent balance, or want to shimmy over on your bottom, not a great option. Of course, you can take your footwear off, wade across and put it back on, but you'll have to do it twice! The hike is just as everyone else has said, with a beautiful view from the top, so worth figuring out how to ford the stream.

Sun Jun 02 2019

the trail are nice I enjoy the over view of lake like the benches at the over view nice this my second trip there be many more it not far from where I live never new it was here ty

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snow
Fri Feb 22 2019

great first hike of my season. nice easy one to warm up with. went up the step side and down the easy side. about 2 inches on snow on the trail. cold and windy at the top but I still love the views.

Tue Oct 02 2018

Great views at the top. Pretty well marked but you have to be aware.

Sun Sep 30 2018

Stay to the left to take the easier trail with switchbacks. Still some hills to power through, but the other trail is much steeper, yet shorter if that's what you prefer. Stunning views at the top, will be back again to visit once more of the leaves change!

Mon Sep 03 2018

Easy to moderate hike depending on which trail you choose to take up to the viewpoint. Can be done as a loop, which is how we usually do it. Great hike for kids and dogs. Usually not too crowded and nice views of Lake St. Catherine and the surrounding NY and VT mountains. Perfect for a quick hike - takes about 20 minutes to the top from the parking area at a moderate pace.

Mon Aug 06 2018

Easy walk with a surprise waterfall in the beginning. Missed the loop turn off so did a few extra loops. But nice and leisurely.

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Sun Apr 22 2018

Nice, easy to moderate hike, with two ways to the top that can be done as a loop. One trail, which heads south from the kiosk, is much easier with switchbacks. The main route is steeper but shorter. The view at the top is very nice, with Lake St, Catherine in the foreground and the southern Adirondacks to the west. There is a platform at the top for camping. Across Endless Brook Road is another trail system for hiking and mountain bike riding maintained by Slate Valley Trails, with some more nice views.

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