Okemo Mountain via Healdville Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews
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Okemo Mountain via Healdville Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mt. Holly, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1925 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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wild flowers

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7 days ago

Loved it! The view was absolutely amazing! The passing by views were the same. Passed by a babbling Brooke. Would not recommend this trail for small children or dogs because of the steep heights. Make sure you bring flashlights in case you get caught in the dark. Took a partner and I around six hours to finish this track while taking breaks and looking at the views. Overall wonderful!

12 days ago

The first two miles meander uphill with a good mix of flats and climbs. There are two small outlooks before you reach the main summit. The final mile is the hardest on the way up with the steepest sections and is thus the hardest part of the way down. The views from the top of the fire tower are great. For those not comfortable climbing the tower I suggest taking the short spur to the Mt. Road and taking a left to climb up to the ski lift overlook down towards town. I would not recommend this trail for dogs or young kids. Know your ability as it's essentially all uphill.

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1 month ago

Very gradual ascent, great views from the fire tower. Trail is well maintained. Pleasant half day hike.

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2 months ago

Clearly marked trail. Good balance of switch backs, steep and flat intervals.

Trailhead has parking at base, access is via station rd just over the train tracks, make a left.

If you only want to do one direction and are hiking with a group, someone at Okemo recommended parking 1 car at the base and 1 at the top of Okemo near the fire tower, which is where the trail end.

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2 months ago

It starts with a steady climb that levels out and doesn't become difficult until you're about a half mile from the top. It's a very peaceful trail and it's well-marked with blue markers. A bear did come across the path as I was coming down from the top with about 2 miles still to go. It saw me, turned around, and ran off down the path. I would just be careful and be prepared if necessary. Overall - great hike!

Perfect day hike. In late May the way is very muddy & the black flies are in full force but the air is pleasant. The Summit includes a very steep, high fire tower that must be climbed to really see the views.

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4 months ago

Ended up hiking this on the rain. A deluge actually on the way back. But all in all it was a nice hike in late April - snow still at the top. The first mile or so was not kind (just steep) but the rest of the hike wasn't bad.

6 months ago

I love this Hike❤️

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11 months ago

Saturday, September 10, 2016