Mount Hunger Waterbury Trail

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Mount Hunger Waterbury Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Waterbury Center, Vermont that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2260 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

4 days ago

Very good workout. We were sweating buckets by the time we got up. Took 67 minutes up and 60 minutes down. At the top we were pretty much rock climbing. Beaudoin views when you get to the top but the bugs were bad in middle june so bring your bug spray if you want to spend some time up there.

hiking
7 days ago

Nice out and back trail. There is some mild climbing towards the end. Was nice in June; clear sky with an amazing view!

hiking
16 days ago

A moderate trail until you get to the rock climbing parts- thats when it got tough, definitely needed to use to arms to pull myself up at times. If the rocks were wet, I imagine this would be a little treacherous, but on a dry day like today it was okay. The views from the top were outstanding. Despite this being a fairly popular hike, there are plenty of rocks at the summit to tuck yourself away and find some solitude. I spent a good 2 hours at the summit, couldn't get myself to leave! The hike up took me about 1 hour 30 mins. Will return!

hiking
24 days ago

This is quite a strenuous hike. I read the rating on here and thought it would be relatively easy. It was not easy, but it was well-worth the work. Took me 3 hours to get to the top, but the rocks were very wet

trail running
1 month ago

One of me and my pups favorites!

1 month ago

Strenuous but views are well worth it. Challenging without spikes/poles as the trail is still covered in snow and ice, but is doable without them. Perfect day hiking spot!

2 months ago

Strenuous hike but well worth the effort

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely recommend micro spikes and dress warm but the hike is unbelievable, love it!

4 months ago

Great winter hike... view at the top is amazing! Crampons or microspikes are a must!

4 months ago

This was a tough trail and kicked our butts. We ascended with spikes and poles. Unfortunately it was a cloudy day so we didn’t see anything from the summit. We saw a pair of hikers on the way up who told us it wasn’t that much closer to the summit and were discouraged because it still took us quite a bit longer (that was kinda mean lol).

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful, difficult trail. You'll feel very accomplished when you reach the summit!

hiking
6 months ago

Incredible 360 view on a clear day. It was pretty icy from about half way and up, made for a challenging climb without spikes.

hiking
6 months ago

Trail was very icy yesterday. It would be very difficult without spikes. Once there is some real snow it should be easier. Sometimes described as very steep, we found it so only in a few places.
It was overcast, but the views were spectacular!
Mount Washington was clearly visible, as were all other peaks closer by.

hiking
7 months ago

November 17, 2017

What a great hike! Of the many "difficult rated" hikes in the area we did this week, this the only one I would actually rate as difficult. Very vertical in the top section, hike turned to rock climb more than once. Not pedestrian at all. High winds, blowing snow and thick cloud made the summit a little inhospitable and poor visibility, but we really enjoyed the experience.

There was 9 inches of fresh snow at the top and snow and ice in all but the bottom section.

hiking
7 months ago

Really nice hike, beautiful 360 views at the summit and well marked trail. Currently, after you cross over the waterfall, the trail becomes very icy--crampons would of been helpful. My pup and I managed just fine by going off trail around the large icy sections.

7 months ago

Nice hike. Icy at the moment. Make sure to bring spikes.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty wet and sloshy but in the best of ways

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail, a lot of fun. A little bit of scrambling at the top but not too bad. Great views on a clear day

hiking
7 months ago

I climbed the mountain via the Middlesex trail and loved it. The distance was a little longer but well worth the trouble. Check out my full write up along with pictures and directions.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/hungermountain/

hiking
8 months ago

Great challenging hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike! The rock scrambling/climbing near the top is a bit tricky when it’s wet. We were not rewarded with a view on the day we hiked it. The entire summit was in a cloud. Even without the view, it’s a must do trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Fun hike, absolutely beautiful views from the top. I was there just before sunset and it was lovely. Looked like the foliage was about to get pretty nice along the trail too. Took me 1hr 15 min on the way up, and I was surprised but it took me almost just as long to get back down.

I did Camel's Hump in the morning and found that hike a lot more difficult than Mt Hunger, even though I did this one second.

walking
8 months ago

Wicked hike! Steep, rocky terrain from the trailhead all the way to the top. Not for the faint of heart.

8 months ago

great hike. pretty steep in areas. can be slippery. tough but you are rewarded with a great view.

hiking
8 months ago

This trail is a workout. The climb, the boulders and the sweat are totally worth it when you get to the top. Try to pick a dry day to have the best footing.

8 months ago

Great day hike for those people looking to get out and see some great views of Vermont. Be careful on some sections of the trail if you own a dog, it can get challenging. There is a way to surpass those areas, just make sure to be careful and pay attention to the trail!

9 months ago

Lots of variety to this one. Add White Rock to it if you can. Commanding view of 3 state ranges. Thanks for a unbeatable 78th birthday gift, Hunger Mountain!

9 months ago

excellent and challenging

hiking
9 months ago

Fun hike! Brought my two pups, one who is a 75lb golden retriever and the other a 50lb border collie. They loved the steep climb towards the summit and the waterfall near the base! Will definitely do it again soon! Get ready to work those lungs!

hiking
10 months ago

Difficult but enjoyable hike. Last .2 miles to summit is basically rock climbing! No warm up, from car you start up hill and it is that for about 2 miles. Recommend the hike but be ready for a challenge!

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