Wheeler Mountain Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews
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Wheeler Mountain Trail is a 3.2 mile out and back trail located near Sutton, Vermont that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until November.

3.2 miles
872 feet
Out & Back


nature trips

trail running





10 days ago

Haven't done it since being re-done but nice beforehand.

22 days ago

It was very muddy, but has been raining a lot recently, it was a great trail, but online it says it is 3.2 miles, but it has been recently redone and is now 4.6 miles. Worth it though :)

28 days ago

Nice trail. A little muddy after rain but worth it.

1 month ago

Great view at the top, take the 20 extra minutes to go to Eagle point, well worth it. Muddy right now but the bugs are not too bad.

9 months ago

10 months ago

moderate + more difficult than expected.

10 months ago

Awesome! Not to steep not long at all! Great veiws!

11 months ago

Decided to hike on a rainy afternoon despite low cloud cover. Had a beautiful hike nonetheless and the view, if windy, was glorious.

11 months ago

I did the "Round the Pond" trail to the "Gnome Stairs" trail. It's an easy couple miles (maybe even less). There are beavers in the pond, and the "Gnome Stairs" were pretty cool (man made stairs leading down into Wheeler Brook). The trail ends at a "Trail End" sign. Just follow the blue dots.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Definitely an adventure! Can't wait to do it again!

Friday, July 08, 2016

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Monday, November 30, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Great hike. Weather was great..
Got to be careful, the trail markings are missing at approximately 15 mins in at a hair pin turn in the trail thus easy to miss. Also on the rock section, the marking are mostly worn off.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

My new favorite hike! I wouldn't bring kids, especially if it has rained within a couple days. Rock faces are slippery and steep. Beautiful, short, steep and fun.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Excellent views! Some rock scrambles which were easy on a dry day. The red trail is more challenging than the white trail. A small trail sign shows the way for both.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

One of my favorite hikes anywhere. I try to to this one at least once a year. Wheeler is not a big mountain, but because of its sheer rock cliffs and open rock faces and proximity to Lake Willoughby and the more imposing mountains across the lake, you get some amazing views,

There are 2 trails, one a little steeper and more strenuous..but they follow mostly parallel paths to the same location at the summit. Be ready for some rock scrambling in a few spots. Each way will probably not take more the 45 minutes to an hour.

I believe this is on private land, so there are no facilities on (or near) the trail, but the blazes and trails are well maintained.

There are several other great hikes in and around Lake Willoughby. It's a beautiful, remote area. You can also go kayaking on the lake.