Mount Hunger and White Rock via Middlesex Trail

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CC Putnam State Forest

Mount Hunger and White Rock via Middlesex Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Montpelier, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length5.6 miElevation gain2,014 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingDog friendlyForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeMuddyRockyScramble
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White Rock Mountain Summit
44.3891, -72.65304
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Mount Hunger Summit
44.39573, -72.6452

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

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Nathan Friese
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2/1/21 - pretty tough hike for your average joe however doable and definitely worth some pretty great views at the top! Would recommend micro spikes probably wouldn’t have finished it without! Took about 1.5 hours up and half the time going down!

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meri simon
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Martha Wilkins
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Kayla Downs
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HikingGreat!IcyMuddyRockyScrambleSnow

I did it today, 11/22/2020, great trail. I did Mount Hunger first and then over to White Rock. Easy for the first 1.5ish miles, then got a little dicey. Used micro-spikes and it could've been more icy but the combo of snow, ice, and steepness made it a little nerve-wracking going up Mount Hunger for me Took about an hour to do the last 1/2 mile to the summit. Started at 8:45am and finished up just at 12:45, didn't linger long at the top. Very icy going between Mount Hunger and White Rock. Overall would recommend but def give yourself plenty of time, the views are worth it!

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Brian Isham
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Skunk Lz
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awesome challenging hike, a little slippery in spots but not too bad. fantastic terrain and views

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Gregg Stetson
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ice towards the top. the mount hunger side was very hard to get down especially with a dog

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Nick Bocchino
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Brian Beard
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Very hard after first 1.6 miles. Great views. Enjoyable and fun hike !

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Kelly M.
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HikingGreat!MuddyScramble

Great time! Listened to others and climbed up Mt. Hunger first, then went over to White Rock before descending. I’m so glad I went this way! Fun scrambling at the top. Don’t miss out on going to the summit of White Rocks! Muddy on the way down, so a bit slippery. I think it was also closer to 6.5 miles?

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Stefanie Smentek
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Jay Cipolla
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Christina B
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If trying the opposite and doing hunger mountain first it’s going to be tough. Doable though

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Nick Szymczak
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Esmir Hadzic
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

It was very fun but pretty challenging! The rocks/boulders at the top were fairly intense. Definitely a wicked cool hike and well worth the effort. We did the Mt. Hunger peak first and then went over to White Rock. We did the whole loop with our 60# American Staffordshire terrier and we got to see the inner mountain goat in her. The boulders up to Hunger were a little intense for our dog, but she managed to make it up. Next time we’d probably leave her at home. Overall a very rewarding hike! Highly recommend it.

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Solace Sonder
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My second favorite hike in Vermont. If you are looking for the most cardio challenge (and the most fun in my opinion), go Middlesex to Hunger to White and then back down. The rock scrambles are a wonderful challenge by themselves and have solutions for folks that can't climb vertically (like wooden staircases). I went on labor day weekend and it was packed at the top of the mountain, but not too bad on the climb and decent. For those that go on a busy weekend, make sure to park somewhere that other cars can get past you. Saw a car that effectively blocked SUVs and trucks from an entire parking lot because of poor parking. Please be aware of those around you so everyone can enjoy the trail!

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Becca Gollub
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Barry Wayler
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Steep at the top going to Mount Hunger. Tough hike.

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erin czok
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