Mount Hunger and White Rock via Middlesex Trail

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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 primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.6 miles
2,014 feet

dog friendly




wild flowers





Diana Frederick State Lands Stewardship Forester 5 Perry Street, Suite 20 Barre, VT 05641-4265 Work Phone: 802-476-0174 Fax: 802-476-0129

23 days ago

I absolutely love this trail. Do it multiple times each year. I would rate it as difficult if you are not in shape or don’t hike often. Views are tremendous, and even better during peak foliage season in the fall.

4 months ago

Hiked 2 weeks ago. Lots of snow, made for climbing the rock face very difficult. The trail should have more rope to help during the last part of the ascent.

8 months ago

Hiked Hunger Mt for the first time from the Middlesex side. Plateau on White Rocks Mt was spectacular. My dog, who is fairly agile, needed assistance at many points descending the Middlesex trail from the summit of Hunger Mt. That stretch should not be labeled dog friendly.

11 months ago

Fabulous loop, this.

11 months ago

Went up the Middlesex to Bob Kemp trail to White Rock Mountain. Only saw a handful of people on the trail today. The summit was amazing, one of my favorites by far. So flat and gorgeous!!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Great hike. Pretty steep! Good views

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Great trail! Coming up from the trailhead, you can fork towards White Rock or Mount Hunger. The White Rock fork is dog friendly, but the Mount Hunger side is steeper and may not be dog friendly. I just take the dog up the White Rock fork to the Mount Hunger terminus, then turn around the same way back down. The trail can be wet, so wear proper footwear! The alpine cross trail from White Rock to Mount Hunger is magical!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

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.

Monday, June 19, 2017

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!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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

Saturday, October 08, 2016

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

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

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

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