Mount Cushman

MODERATE 7 reviews

Mount Cushman is a 5.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rochester, Vermont that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and cross country skiing and is best used from June until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,446 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Head west out of Randolph along route 12A (north) till you get to Riford Brook and follow it around to the south. Continue along till you get to Rochester Little Hollow Road where there will be parking.

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over grown
4 months ago

If you want solitude this is a hike for you. I wouldn’t go in late summer because the raspberries would be too thick. The summit has a small view and a nice grassy place to sit.

hiking
Fri Jun 29 2018

The trail starts on an old logging road. It is very remote and quiet. The trail is pretty steep until you reach the Cushman gates, then it’s a mostly-flat hike along the ridge. It’s a good hike, some beautiful glimpses of the surrounding area. It does have a pretty different feel from most hikes because of the old road/ridge. We also heard a few owls and we think a coyote

hiking
Mon Jan 22 2018

This is a great hike for a day trip. A moderate climb up to the Randolph Gap, and then a sharp right turn onto the State Forest path. Then head north along the crest of the trail till you reach Mount Cushmore. There are some outstanding views to the East and West, and some interesting artifacts to find along the way. There are other trails in this area, you can go over the Gap down the other side, continue North past Mount Cushmore, or south to Rochester Mountain.

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