Mount Elmore is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Wolcott, Vermont that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,466 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

snow

Directions from Morrisville, VT: Travel 5 miles south on SR 12 to reach Elmore State Park.

hiking
muddy
4 days ago

Lovely hike with beautiful woods and vistas. Rock was a bit slippery after the rain but no signs of winter on the trail. Amazing views from the fire tower. Pretty easy going, the most accessible to all fitness levels of the Worcester range. Plenty of kids and dogs up there this weekend. Beware, we startled a bear cub and its mama was surely nearby; keep your pups on leash and make some noise.

hiking
4 days ago

Great trail! I recommend going up the ridge trail and down the shorter trail. Beautiful views from the water tower! No ice or snow and only slightly muddy today. Lots of dogs!

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rocky
10 days ago

With close proximity to Lake Elmore this beautiful, green 6 mile hike is perfect for a family day outdoors. Balancing rock is cool and unique. There are incredible views from both a lookout and the stunning 360 degree water tower. Wonderful. Bring bug spray.

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike! The trail only had one small icy spot towards the top to the water tower. Great 360 views and a fun balancing rock if you follow the loop trail.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

Absolute beautiful hike as always until about a mile from the fire tower. Super muddy and then about quarter mile from the fire tower is still snow so my dog and I turned around. Always love this hike though, excited for when the snow melts!

hiking
1 month ago

Access the fire tower by The Ridge Trail only right now. The Fire Tower trail is too icy and impassable.

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snow
1 month ago

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icy
muddy
1 month ago

icy
snow
1 month ago

Hiked this 4/18/20 and there was still a good deal of packed snow on the trail as you start going up the fire tower trail. It was my first time there, didn't have any micro spikes on so we didn't get to the tower, stopped about .3 before that. It was way too icy and steep at that section of trail. I'll definitely be back to get to the tower this summer! Only reason I rated it a 4 is because I haven't seen the top yet!

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icy
snow
2 months ago

Microspikes a must right now! We didn’t quite make it to the fire tower - very icy and steep right near the top. But still a great overlook view close to the top!

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Great snowshoe outing. Did this last year & broke the trail over the ridge. What a difference in snow cover from last season.

icy
snow
4 months ago

Fun winter hike. Winter gear and spikes were needed.

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icy
snow
4 months ago

Fresh snowfall on trail. (6+ inches) Broke trail to the fire tower. On the way down met up with other hikers. The trail is now clear and packed. Was tricky getting to the tower with snowshoes on.

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muddy
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice moderate hike with decent trails. Especially enjoy that a loop can be done rather then an in and out on the same trail.

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muddy
8 months ago

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muddy
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Always a great hike. Great for kids as well. Challenging snow shoe hike during winter!

hiking
8 months ago

sweet hike amazing 360 views from the tower. don't forget to sign the journal at the top! I love Vermont. Only had time for the fire tower hike, I'll have to come back one day for the loop!

hiking
9 months ago

Absolutely loved this trail!! Loop was not very strenuous...completed it by hiking counterclockwise, I like to leave the payoff as close to the end of the hike as possible. Views from the fire tower were jaw dropping!!

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muddy
9 months ago

Did the ridge trail up and back with our pack of three dogs. Some slippery and muddy sections as it had rained the day before, completely do-able but something to be mindful off. The view at the balance rock and overlook just past it, as well as the fire tower were fantastic. A great hike overall with plenty of shade and cover the entire way.

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