Mount Equinox Trail is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Arlington, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from May until October.
Awesome hike but it is tough. I brought my three kids and they hated me for a little while afterwards. See my full write up. http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/equinoxmountain
Great spot, but gets a little crowded on nicer days, I prefer the Beartown Gap or Three Maple drive over Manchester CTR...its an easy shot along the Northern Ridge.
all uphill! no breaks but worth the views!
1. Great hike! Brings poles! Very steep with minimal switchbacks.
2. Bring your dogs if they can behave off leash. You dont want to have them attached with the steepness of the trail.
3. Bring lots of water and snacks.
Great views, fairly challenging hike from Burr and Burton school trailhead.
My girlfriend an I did this today as our first hike in Vermont. It was a great trail with a hard difficulty. The trail has easily seen trailheads that are simple and easy to follow. You can take a quick trip to the springs about 2/3s of the way up to the summit. I would not recommend this without being ready to go up. Most of the trail is an upward hike. There aren't too many flat areas so take advantage when you get them. The top of the summit has some incredible 360 degree views. Well worth the hike in my opinion.
One of my absolute favorite mountains to run. technical and steep from Burr and Burton school. Great vistas, and a nice welcome,center,on the summit. There are several interesting things about this mountain that make it a cool trip! There are easier and longer ways from Beartown, and three maple drive.
Great Hike! Red Gate to Blue trail is gentle climb, the rest is "Brutiful". Brutiful = Brutally Beautiful! It's such a gorgeous trail and feels like you've been transported to another world altogether. Hiked on this coolish morning in August and very glad I didn't do this on a hot day. My son and Kona the Viszla were more than up to the task (honestly Kona did this trail X2 with all the running he did up ahead then back). Springs at the halfway mark were welcome sight! Bear track (smallish) on the trail before the springs. 2 hours up with pack @35lbs. It is quite a hill though, pack a lunch.I had wondered how it would compare to one of my favs Healdeville, and I was right it was Healdville with no breaks and an extra thousand vert thrown in. Compares with Weathersfield/Ascutney but harder I think.
Relentless uphill climb. Very foggy at the summit obstructing views but it was still worth it
Challenging elevation to length ratio. Nice natural spring. Nice summit view.
very challenging hike with a great rewards at the top. be sure to read the history of the place in the visitor's center
It was a tough up hill climb by the view was worth it!