Spruce Mountain

MODERATE 48 reviews
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Spruce Mountain is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Plainfield, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1171 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

good views, use bug spray.

15 days ago

Very rocky but a pretty easy hike for a beginner. The views at the top are worth it. It took us about 2 hours round trip.

hiking
25 days ago

One of my most favorite fire towers. Check out my full write up along with pictures and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/sprucemountainvt/

28 days ago

1 month ago

Great views from the old fire tower.

hiking
1 month ago

7/6/17
A nice short hike but kinda buggy so bring some bug repellent. There were some muddy spots along the way but nothing a little step planning couldn't get ya through.
Overall a good day on the trail.

1 month ago

Hiked the trail 7/4/17. The trail had heavy traffic. I've hiked this mountain many times. This is the first time I've seen the trail look a little run down. It's definitely wet with all of the rain. Several areas were quite deep with mud. I used my poles to find the stepping stones so my boots didn't take a beating. Once at the summit, we went into the observation tower. It was very windy today and the tower felt a little unsafe due to higher wind speeds. This is a great hike- lots of steep granite to climb.

1 month ago

We had a great hike up spruce mountain with our kiddos. Even with all the water, the rocks were not slippery. Lots of black flies at the top. Cool caves along the way.

hiking
2 months ago

Climbed this trail yesterday. Pretty damp and slippery in spots but not bad overall. The bugs at the top were terrible. We were only able to say up there for about 5 minutes they were so bad.

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy hike, lots of bugs this time of year at the top. Not too many people on the trails today. Overall loved it!!

2 months ago

3 months ago

Nice views from the tower without a ton of effort. The peak is not exposed, so if you don't like heights you won't get much of a view

4 months ago

Really fun hike, not too steep. Bring spikes if you go in early spring!!

6 months ago

snowshoeing
6 months ago

Great little winter showshoe to the top of a wooded peak. 80ft fire tower at top with awesome views, and a bog and cool ice caves along the way. My little-ish dog made it up just fine despite deep snow.

7 months ago

Near our home so it gets plenty of attention.. the tower st the top is really the best part. 360 degree views

9 months ago

10 months ago

Great hike, tower is awesome!

10 months ago

Beautiful view!