Mount Equinox Trail

HARD 66 reviews

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, walking, and trail running and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3044 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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4 days ago

SO hard! Longest 3.3 mile up ever. But worth the climb.

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9 days ago

Steep and hard. Just the way I like it.

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10 days ago

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

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10 days ago

Challenging but great hike. Going up is rough but it is worth it at the top.

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17 days ago

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20 days ago

Awesome hike or snowshoe (have now done both). Hard and steep but such a reward at the top with 360 degree views. Took about 3 hours all in including a 30m stop at the top and wandering out to lookout rock. 1:20m to the top at a solid clip. Highly recommend for those in shape and ready for a short but great challenge.

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30 days ago

So crowded, but it's a good challenge. I was up to the summit in 1:20, down in 0:40, so a 2hr hike. Park at the school and walk up the stairs and behind the football field. The trail is marked and clearly visible. The W. Union St. parking lot is small and jammed.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Blue Summit Trail is a Fantastic, challenging Hike to the Summit of Mt. Equinox. It is the largest peak of the Taconic Range where you will be Hiking over 3800 ft in elevation. At the 2 mile mark there is a bench and about 200 feet away is a stream shooting out of the mountain to help cool you off. Regroup here as the rest of the Hike is a steep incline with minimal flat ground. The journey to the top is a reward in itself but reaching the Summit and the views are breathtaking.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Fantastic Hike. Very challenging and as other hikers mentioned in previous comments, there are hardly any flat spots.. steep incline pretty much all the way.
But nonetheless, well worth the climb. Trail is well marked and beautiful. Roughly half way into the hike there is a bench. good place to cool off before starting the steepest section.( Don't miss the Spring which is just 250 ft from the bench)

Hiking poles are recommended on this hike. Summit views are breathtaking and they have a cool visitor center.

Hard but rewarding hike. Would definitely visit again.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago