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Mount Hor Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Orleans, Vermont that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.3 mi Elevation gain 1,332 ft Route type Out & Back
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About half a mile south of Lake Willoughby on 5A there is a single lane CCC road and parking lot. Drive up the very well maintained dirt road for 1.7ish miles. There will be a small pullout and just above the pullout and ten feet up the road on the right, but above the road is the trailhead. The sign says "Herbert Hawkes Trail".

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Michelle Harris
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Hiking

The main trail is beautifully maintained and a steady climb with quite a few rock steps on the steep parts. We tried to take a trail less traveled and veered down Skinny Dipper to Woodlot which would have made it a loop trail. We lost all trail markings and foot-paths. Got WAY off track (lost). The map does say these are not maintained well and they aren’t kidding. Be careful with the black dotted trails...

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Julie B.
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Hiking

Short but sweet hike - it seemed less busy than the adjacent Mt. Pisgah trails, and with one of the better views in the area in our opinion, at the Summit Lookout. The vistas to the north and east were great as well.

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Katy Smith
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Great trail! If you can park near the trailhead, definitely do that, or you have to walk a good while up a service road. Highly recommend going to both lookouts as well as the summit. The first bit of the trail is somewhat challenging, but once you get to the bifurcation where you can go left to the summit or right to the lookouts, it eases up a good deal. Bugs were a pest, bring spray. Mostly covered trail so not as worried about the sun.

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Tobin Porter-Brown
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HikingBugs

Hiking the road from the bottom parking lot was not very interesting but as soon as you get on the trail it’s great. Next time we will drive up to the upper parking lot and have a short hike to the summit. Views are good.

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Meghan Welch
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Hiking

Nice change! Easy to find- right across from Pisgah is a road that goes up for 1.5 miles. Stay right and you’ll eventually find a lot that can handle 6 cars. The trail is very pretty and easier than Pisgah. We hit all 3 lookouts. Glad to get this one in. It took us 2 hours and 1 person was pregnant.

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Albert Demag
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Craig Calkins
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Snowshoeing

Cold overnight temps & packed trail. No wind. Great day for great outing. Best going was to SS just off the trail. Didn’t sink. Smooth sailing. Exceptional views.

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Jim Mitchell
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hiking mt hor near east lookout and came across 2 beagle puppies. many other hiking groups said they had been following them back and forth on the trail. the pups followed us, separated from us and kept coming back following us to the trailhead parking lot on ccc road. we are not local but a local family said they could take them to the Orleans county humane society. they were going to check the campground and wheeler mt trailhead first to try to find owners. I hope they can find the owners. sweet pups.

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Aimee Quimby
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Hiking

Fun morning hike!

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Samantha Garay
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Extremely doable hike! Finding Trailhead is a bit confusing but continue up gravel road for about 1.5 miles, passing small loop trailhead and you will see another parking lot on right hand side; trailhead is about 15 feet past lot. There is an incline but once you get to the directional sign I would suggest going right to the East and North lookouts (Summit doesnt have much of a lake view).

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Louise Carroll
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HikingBugs

Not easy to find the trail head. Keep driving up the CCC road and small lot is on right. Nice quiet trail with great views at the top. It has a good combination of incline and flat. As it is definitely off the beaten path I was able to let two dogs off leash for most of the hike. If you are looking for a quiet 1 1/2 hr hike (up and down), recommend it. Be forewarned, lots of bugs!

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Louise Carroll
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HikingBugs

Not easy to find the trail head. Keep driving up the CCC road and small lot is on right. Nice quiet trail with great views at the top. It has a good combination of incline and flat. As it is definitely off the beaten path I was able to let two dogs off leash for most of the hike. If you are looking for a quiet 1 1/2 hr hike (up and down), recommend it. Be forewarned, lots of bugs!

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Harvey Vincent
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Hiking

the directions that the alltrails app gave is to the trail head were wonky. look for state park road and you should be good.

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Ceci Portillo
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Hiking

Goregous!!!! They have primitive camp available there and it was awesome!!

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Kamil Masou
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Hiking

here is the GPS coordinates for the start of the trail. there's a parking right next to it. The East viewpoint is the nicest one https://goo.gl/maps/ASS7zy8zgXv

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Cristina Cortes
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CCC road is right across the way from Mount P parking lot. Not a difficult find like everyone is saying here! Drive up CCC road for a while and it’ll be to your left. There’s a clear sign that marks the trail head. Did all three viewpoints early morning! Worth it. Great for beginners and families. Lots of TOADS! Watch your feets!!!!

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Brandon Allam
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Never actually made it to the trail. Walked and walked and walked forever on CCC road. Terrible directions and no signs directly towards any trail. Terrible cell phone service and lots of bugs. So remember to map the way before hiking and bring bug spray!!!

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Kathryn Link
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Ridiculously bad directions. Long long drive up a long long gravel road with no signage. Mt. Pisgah is a better hike all around. To Hor trail: Drive north on 5a to the mt Pisgah south trail parking lot. CCC road to Mt Hor is opposite the Pisgah parking lot. Go up and up forever in CCC road. Lots of ruts - so be careful if you do not have high suspension.

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Susan Stukas
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Hiking

Only one less star for the incredible difficulty finding the trailhead. Definitely further down than any map that shows where it is; I was on CCC Road for quite some time. Parking lot is on the right with the trailhead immediately after. The hike itself was amazing - lots of variety on the trails with rocks, steps, and winding paths, and 3 separate lookouts. The North and East lookouts were incredible. Bring bug spray!

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Keri Reynolds
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Nice easy hike...not too strenuous. Great for kids!

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Charla Nadeau
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Amazing views from East and South lookouts. The trail was being maintained by Northwoods Stewardship Center today when I hiked. Only saw 3 other people on the trail. Lovely hike. In the Summer you can drive up the CC road, parking lot is on the right with the trailhead just past the parking lot on the Right as well. Approx 2 miles.

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scott garen
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Nice view,,, :)

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Kate Earley
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Not very good views, no a long hike at all. Hard to find the trail head

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Barry Hall
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Awesome we did all 3 look outs great day

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Christopher Andrews
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great views ,trails easy to follow. Road that goes to trail easy to take a wrong turn on.

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Luc Guillemette
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Hiking

really nice, a real moderate trail :-) nice view at the end. it took me and my girlfriend about 2 hrs to complete.

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Sawyer Sutton
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Definitely worth it, makes Pisgah a bit overrated.

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