Pinnacle at Windmill Hill Loop is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Westminster, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
643 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

The Pinnacle at Windmill Hill is a nature area that contains numerous trails with several loop and out and back hikes. The trails are well maintained by the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association. The summit even contains a newly renovated shelter where campers can spend the night (reservations are required).

1 month ago

Great easy hike that my wife and I enjoyed with a great view at the Pinnacle of many area peaks. Very well marked and maintained, will do it again sometime soon...

3 months ago

Amazing hike. The gentle climb goes through a variety of sugar lots and old farmlands. The view at the top is incredible. Nice log house at the top identifies the mtn peaks that you can see.

3 months ago

A very enjoyable afternoon hike (about 90 minutes) with plenty to recommend it. We did a loop entering the trail head at Holden's Kiosk to the Pinnacle via Headwaters trail. The trails are very clearly marked and we'll maintained. There are posts along the trail that provide information about the vegetation, topography and interesting history of the area. Of special interest are the numerous stone fences the hiker crosses which were made by homesteaders hundreds of years ago for sheep farming, which is hard to believe given that they appear in the middle of the forest. the view at the pinnacle is quite spectacular.

3 months ago

This is one of my favorite hikes! Been doing it since I was a little girl. The top is absolutely beautiful in both winter and the summer.

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3 months ago

The view from the pinnacle is breathtaking. Cabin at the top for an overnight stay. Will definitely do this one again

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Monday, September 04, 2017

I'm new to hiking and this was a great place to start. I've hiked a few different trails up to the Pinnacle and they're easy to follow, well marked and for the most part wide. Not too steep, but there are a few steep parts on some trails. The view at the top is amazing! The pictures just don't do it justice.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

This is such a great, well maintained trail system. Hidden gem in my opinion. Well marked and has great signage. Great spot at the pinnacle to see panoramic views.

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Sunday, August 06, 2017

This is one of my favorite hikes. The best time of year to hike this is during the fall season due to the acres of birch stands.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Love the hike to the pinnacle. It's easy, relatively quick and there's an amazing view at the top. This is part of the windmill hill pinnacle associations many trails around Westminster, Grafton, Brookline, Cambridgeport and Athens.

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