Mount Hunger and White Rock via Middlesex Trail

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Mount Hunger and White Rock via Middlesex Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Montpelier, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2063 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

Diana Frederick State Lands Stewardship Forester 5 Perry Street, Suite 20 Barre, VT 05641-4265 Work Phone: 802-476-0174 Fax: 802-476-0129 diana.frederick@vermont.gov http://fpr.vermont.gov/state_lands/management_planning/documents/district_pages/district_4/putnam_cc

hiking
2 days ago

Be prepared for a variety of terrain! Granted I am relatively new to hiking so was not ready to climb a rope up a rock face. Much more difficult than anticipated, but would have been much more enjoyable if it weren't for the hoards of black flies! Those suckers were relentless. The views are fantastic though! We only encountered a few other hikers on our trip, very peaceful. If you're looking for a nice 1/2 day hike with a good balance of rocky / steep terrain and casual trail hiking, this is a great choice.

hiking
8 days ago

Awesome views! Definitely a very difficult trail! Certain parts closer to the top required actual rock climbing and the use of ropes to get up the face of the cliff. Lots and lots of black flies and mosquitoes resulting in HUGE welts all over our bodies despite using bug spray!

16 days ago

Great loop. Spectacular panoramic views in all directions. I imagine the rocks at the top of Hunger could be a challenge when wet.

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7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Wonderful, challenging trail for us to do as an athletic couple with our dog. some pretty steep sections that were fun to climb up, and retired you to get your hands dirty a bit. some of the downward sections could be a little hard for someone with bad joints or balance issues

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

This was a great 6 mile lollipop loop starting on the Middlesex trail. Reach White Rock Mountain summit up the White Rock Trail, cross over to Mount Hunger summit, and back down the Middlesex Trail. At one point while descending Middlesex Trail there was a rope to help us out. Two parking spots on N. Bear Swamp Rd. There's wide stream you cross that may be a challenge in the spring, but that's just speculation. Came across quite a few unleashed dogs, with one barking at us for some time, in case you're not into that. At least it was cute. We'll probably never hike the Waterbury side again! :P

hiking
9 months ago