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Snake Mountain is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Middlebury, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 1,030 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

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Reviews (315)
Photos (135)
Recordings (217)
Completed (750)
Nolan Woods
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short, easy hike. the trail itself is fairly wide and well maintained. amazing vista at the top!

Karen Davidson
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Great hike per usual. Extra buggy and muddy from the storms. Suggest wearing bug spray up and definitely bring it with you for later on!

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Greg Thomas
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I know All Trails seems to reserve the "easy" classification for flat leisurely walks, but as far as hiking goes, this is an easy hike. The "trail" is a well maintained dirt road the entire time. The best comparison I can make is if you have hiked blue hills in Massachusetts, this is exactly like hiking blue hills, just minus the hundreds of people. This trail is great for small kids and dogs, or for someone just getting into trail running. But if you are looking for a moderate hike in nature there are so many other better choices on the opposite side of Middlebury. Great views of the beautiful surrounding farm land at the top.

Val Gates
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HikingRocky

Beautiful trail and summit

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Chelsea Plouffe
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Hiking

I’ve hiked this mountain my whole life at least once a year. The view is breathtaking and well worth the hike! However, it is a busy busy trail mid week or early mornings are best.

Tian Berry
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Hiking

Nice trail, pretty easy. Some steeper sections but overall a pretty steady, minor incline the whole way up.

Ben Gold
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HikingMuddy

This trail was amazing. It was a wide path which made it an easy way up. Not too muddy but there was some wet spots which we were able to walk around. Nice payoff at the top for only about an hour up!

William Tyler
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Hiking

This is a fantastic, but very busy hike. Great views of Lake Champlain and ADK’s. Wide trail, some mud in spots, but wide enough to navigate. Go early or mid week.

Camping Mom
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Hiking

Beautiful views! We attempted to loop hike after the summit. Many well worn paths and trails not on All Trails or Gaia. Our track shows some errors. Might pick a different one to download

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Amber Bourdeau
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Hiking

Great hike and amazing view

Jess Tatro
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Off trailRocky

Overall an amazing hike. Pay close attention to the map because it is very easy to get off trail onto who knows what and where trail(s). Can be buggy in some places today was chilly so they weren't to bad, but inwould suspect on hotter days it is pretty buggy. Some sections were very muddy, but there were visible alternatives. LOTS of people we managed to get there for 9am and got a great parking spot. Lots of dog people and yay for everyone respecting the leash rule, THANK YOU! Made walking my dog much easier. The loop was great the view at the hotel outlook was breath taking and well worth the hassle on the loop. with the loop and a few off beaten paths we totaled a 6 mile loop and a break at the outlook for an overall 4.5 hour trip. Go early and on a clear day, lots of shade on the trail!

Tiffany Russell
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HikingOff trailRocky

Over all great hike, part of the loop was not well marked. If you decide to do the whole loop keep your eye on the map. Easy to get off trail

Ansley Harralson
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Hiking

A middlebury Classic

Kimi Burns
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Hiking

Took the trail without a loop. Only recorded going up. One of our favorite hikes in Vermont

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Julius H.
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HikingBugsMuddy
Frankie Garofalo
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HikingBugsMuddyOff trail

Really pretty but trails off the main are not well marked at all. It seemed impossible at a couple times to link one trail to another (see recording)

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Rylee Kuehne
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Hiking

it is very muddy.. it didn't bother me but it might be for some people. otherwise it is pretty fun to take this trail.

Mari R.
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Hiking

Tons of a fun for a short hike! wouldn’t recommend going on a weekend even early - crazy busy! Parking cars down the road. Rainy days and weekday morning seem to be a good time to go!

Bill Doaner
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Eva Simcoe
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