Nebraska Notch, Lake Mansfield Trail

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Mount Mansfield State Forest

Nebraska Notch, Lake Mansfield Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Stowe, Vermont that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 780 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

snow

Please note, as you approach via car, there are lots of private property signs. Keep going. You will eventually see a small sign on the right directing you up a steep hill to public parking and the trailhead.

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muddy
5 days ago

Enjoy the hike along the lake because it’s a sustained slog, passing a waterfall, to the lodge. Continue up another couple hundred feet to a beautiful view of the notch.

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bugs
muddy
6 days ago

More challenging than I expected but a very pretty hike. The bugs are out and so are the snakes, but the trail is well kept. We almost turned back due to all the Private Property signs but the property has a Public lot and many signs to keep you on the public trail

bugs
muddy
7 days ago

A great hike through the woods. There are some really pretty waterfalls almost near the top, and we saw a large moose print in one of the muddy spots. There's not a whole lot to see at the lodge - do yourself a favor and take the first couple hundred yards on the Clara Bow trail to the overlook.

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muddy
rocky
14 days ago

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muddy
rocky
14 days ago

Beautiful waterfalls. Interesting terrain with a decent climb. Not a great view at the top (top is a lodge with a small lookout area). Muddy mostly at the beginning.

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muddy
15 days ago

Such a beautiful hike! There was quite a wet stream crossing because of the recent rain. Cute cabin at the top with beautiful views and great place to have lunch. We added the Clara Bow to LT Loop which was amazing! Definitely technical with a ladder down a cave, so not sure dogs could do the added loop.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Great trail! Beautiful clearings and terrain to admire as you walk. The cabin at the top is so unique and a great place to have lunch (2 built-in picnic tables). Our dog had a blast. New favorite!

Some very thin ledges along the way, in front of a waterfall. Cool cabin at the top.

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snow
3 months ago

Great snowshoe hike. Lots of snow. It was foggy so no great views, but did the Clara Bow loop which was technically challenging, but fun.

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snow
4 months ago

Great snowy hike. 2nd time there, 1st time to icy to make it to lodge. Made it today! Worth it

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snow
5 months ago

A great climb through a few inches of snow. Very pretty. Wasn’t icy today but could see it being icy at times.

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private property
snow
5 months ago

Nice easy trail with gentle slope. Some areas with semi deep passes but nothing snow boots won’t handle. I did it in spikes and my partner on snowshoes. Spikes would do just fine until some more snowfall. Doggies had a good time.

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icy
muddy
snow
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Day 121 hiking Gate-Lake Mansfield Tr /LT north/ Red Stake /Ret

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muddy
6 months ago

We had a blast on this trail despite the numerous springs we needed to cross. Don’t turn around at the shelter, push yourself through Clara Bow Trail for an amazing cave with a vertical ladder. Dress Appropriately!! It began to snow and it accumulated rather quickly including a temperature drop making our decent very slippery. Can’t wait to revisit next Autumn

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muddy
7 months ago

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rocky
scramble
7 months ago

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rocky
7 months ago

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rocky
scramble
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike with some stunning on-trail views. Would recommend doing the extra loop at the top! There is a cave

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