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.

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,030 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

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mountain biking

nature trips

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bird watching

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wild flowers

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1 day ago

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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4 days ago

Great hike and amazing view

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rocky
6 days ago

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!

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rocky
6 days ago

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

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12 days ago

A middlebury Classic

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12 days ago

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

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14 days ago

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16 days ago

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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19 days ago

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.

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1 month ago

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!

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rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

So when up the main trail to the overlook. Definitely crowded due to the nice day but it's a good trail for it because it's nice and wide. Then followed the all trails map to do the full loop and got lost twice. Easy enough to work your way back on to it but did require some bushwhacking. A lot of old logging road that aren't part of the trail that get you confused. Honestly would take the round about way from the split off and enjoy a much more solitary walk. You go Past 2 ponds with wildlife in It which is an incentive.

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1 month ago

My favorite trail in VT! The view at the top is an unbelievable panorama of the lake, mountain line, and nearby farms and houses. A bit of mud but it was usually easy to avoid on the trail. It was windy so we didn’t stay at the top for too long. We went a bit off trail on our way down and found a hidden lake. Make sure you stick with the trail on the AllTrails app on the way down if you decide to loop around instead of going down the same way you came up — if you don’t pay close attention, it’s easy to end up on a different trail going down the other side of the mountain. All in all we had a wonderful hike and I highly recommend!

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muddy
1 month ago

Fairly easy trail with an amazing view! It was a bit muddy some places but not too bad.

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2 months ago

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