Skylight Pond Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews

Skylight Pond Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ripton, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
9 days ago

Thunder during the hike, downpour at the lodge, fog, clearing, wonderful lighting!

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous, peaceful trail that crosses the Long Trail toward the top. A nice lodge for through hikers at the pond, which is a lovely vista. Very uneven ground, lots of short but steep increases and crossing over water ways. A fun hike with a decent work out. Definitely recommend!

9 months ago

Good hike for kiddos and the lodge and pond are beautiful!!

hiking
10 months ago

Absolutely beautiful trail. Beautiful view at the pond. We enjoyed sitting on the porch of the cabin (lodge) looking at the view of the pond. I loved this hike... it probably tops out as my most favorite trail thus far (I've done many). It's not difficult and is a nice gradual ascent with what seems like many switchbacks. Beautiful brooks along the way. I wouldn't miss this one.

hiking
10 months ago

Hike took 1 hour up and 1 hour down. Very beautiful!

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Lovely quick hike up to the pond. It took three fit hikers approximately an hour to do the trail. At the intersection, If you head just a few feet south on the Long Trail there is a short unmarked side trail on the right that will take you to a beautiful view. The trail is very short but involves climbing over a rock crevice.

hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Trail sign was confusing when we got to the intersect of the LT and fork to Skylight Lodge Trail. If looking for the pond, follow trail that goes to the Skylight Lodge Trail. The view of the pond at the lodge was pretty and the previous week's rainfall helped to create plenty of runoff and waterfall views.

1 month ago

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9 months ago

snowshoeing
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday, August 04, 2016

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016