Mount Olga Trail

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Mount Olga Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, Vermont that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
452 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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Mt Olga Trail is a 1.5 mile loop trail located near Wilmington, Vermont. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Great hike short but beautiful views!

hiking
1 month ago

The first half is all up hill, more than I anticipated. At the summit you can’t see anything, unless you climb up the fire tower. I was expecting some sort of clearing at the top. The overall hike was very muddy and slippery. Decent and well marked, but wouldn’t do it again.

7 months ago

For the investment, this hike has a high payout. The hike is so short, and while it does climb up a bit, you're already at the top before you know. I'd still say it's an easy hike. You have to climb the fire tower! Very clearly marked and there is even another map at the fire tower. I went up late afternoon which was great.

The first half of the trail is straight up the mountain only using rocks and roots for footing.. moderate to difficult for some. 2nd half was easy and a beautiful hike. Totally worth the hard work first half.

hiking
7 months ago

The easy raring was misleading, short, moderate trail. Breathtaking views from the tower.

7 months ago

Easy but pretty trail. Spectacular views from firetower.

hiking
7 months ago

It should be noted, there is a park fee payable to access this hike (parking at Molly Stark State Park). We arrived late day to hike, unfortunately with no cash . Will try again another time.

hiking
8 months ago

Very well maintained loop and the views from the firetower were great! 75 minutes round trip not including a stop at the tower.

hiking
9 months ago

Goes through dense woods but the view from the firetower is nice (unless you have a fear of heights.) Missed the other half of the loop after reaching the firetower, and accidentally took the Tower Trail to Hogback Mountain.

hiking
9 months ago

Great, short hike. View from fire tower is stunning! A little steep at some points, but nothing too hard!!

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016

We've hiked this trail in both winter and summer. In winter it was pretty icy which added to the challenge and the fun but we both slipped on our bums once so snowshoes and/or ski poles aren't a bad idea. The old abandoned ski buildings and lifts are really cool and make this relatively easy hike unique, offering a chance to walk though modern ruins. In the late summer we climbed the tower and watched the sun set...which I strongly suggest! From the tower the 360 views are great and photo-worthy. Bring headlamps if you're thinking of a sunset hike, they will be quite useful on the way down.

nature trips
Friday, October 14, 2016

Trail was nice lots of fall colors. The description given was very accurate in both elevation and length. However, the view from the fire tower makes the hike.

hiking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Being from NJ this was a awesome experience!

hiking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

I remember how quiet this state park was, and the trail to the fire tower was a perfect distance for the kids. Camping was available. Check out my write up with pictures and some other things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/mountolga

camping
Thursday, July 28, 2016

It's a nice trail with a fairly easy difficulty as you ascend to the peak. Great views from the fire tower. We camped in Molly Stark so it was nice to walk down the road and onto the trail. The tower is close to the 100 mile scenic overlook so you can get the same view. We are looking forward to doing this again.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Steady incline with a few level patches. Interesting rock formations. There is no vista at the top--you have to climb the tower for the view. Lovely 360 of the area. Nice trek through the woods.

paddle sports
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Quick easy hike with nice views from the firetower

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Pretty steep at parts but my 63 year old father with slight COPD made it up with no problem. About a 35 minute hike up and a spectacular view at the top of the fire tower, which is nice and sturdy!

hiking
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It's not completely flat but should be doable for most people who are in anywhere near decent shape. I went in the fall and it was crowded next to the fire tower. There were a lot of families picnicking and taking in the fall foliage. However, despite the crowds, climbing the fire tower was exhilarating and the views of the foliage were glorious. It doesn't tend to be super crowded at the top because it's too scary for most children. The stairs are open to the wind and air. I saw a couple of people having to carry their terrified and crying kids down the stairs. Would not recommend for kids very little or afraid of heights.

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