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White Rocks Recreation Area Trail via Long Trail (Appalachian Trail)

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Green Mountain National Forest

White Rocks Recreation Area Trail via Long Trail (Appalachian Trail) is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wallingford, Vermont that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from December until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 1,466 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Bugs

Rocky

Snow

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Nikki Wiseman
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HikingGreat!

Very steep out and back. Beautiful panoramic views at the top. Cool waterfall about half way. Make sure you take the blue trail to the cliff overlook from the white rock stacks. Keep going until you can sit on the rocks. Also on the way down look for the trail marker that takes you right instead of continuing straight on a different trail. We missed it and added a mile to our trip!

John Lee
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Hiking

Beautiful trail — soft pine and moss-lines trail. Creek at start, vista of mountains and valley at top. Good for a 3 hour walk.

Owen E.
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Hiking

superb hike. very true to watch out for the turns as it is very easy to loose the blazes! enjoy!

Lou Roca
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Hiking

Nice hike. 4.56 miles. Good workout 136 bpm up 111 down. Left at 11:30 am got back at 1:58. A bit buggy but not extreme. Great views at the top. Don’t do after rain could get slippery. All in all a good moderately inclining trail.

Nolan Woods
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Bugs

Excellent hike. Fairly steep incline, the cliff trail is easy to miss so keep an eye out as mentioned in the other review. But the vista offers an amazing view. Only negative aspect was that it was incredibly buggy

Ari G.
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Hiking

spectacular view if you keep going after the white rock area. keep going until you find the area where you can actualy sit on the rocks without any trees in your way. on the way back don't miss the sharp right turn where the white markers turn and the path seems to continue straight but really is a different trail

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Geoff Greenberg
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Hiking

This is a great hike with some terrific views at the top of white rocks.

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Jason Morrison
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HikingBugs
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chandler corbett
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DH Callahan
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HikingBugsMuddy

Really great trail, but it's 5.5 miles round trip. Definitely not 4. With a healthy clip, and a few quick stops for water and relaxation, give it at least 3 hours up and back. There's not much flat walking, so get your legs ready for some real work both going up and coming down. The vista at the end is nice, but the journey is the real destination here. The trail itself is just a real beauty. Happy to do it again and again.

Joe Lombardi
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HikingMuddy

Steep climb after the waterfall until you get to the last 0.2 miles that is downhill towards the white rock lookout. Great view of the landscape

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Barbara C
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Hiking

Amazing waterfalls after rainy night. Unable to cross the water to finish the hike.

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Chad White
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HikingBugs

This is a nice trail, but it is significantly longer than the stated 4 miles, closer to 6 as some have said. Several people on the trail mentioned this to us. The stream you have to cross was really flowing when we were there and it was a bit sketchy, I wouldn't have done it with kids. It was also very buggy even with bug spray on. You may be confused when you see the first intersection with blue markers indicating to fork left...follow the white markings up toward the right where the sign indicates .9 miles to whiterocks, then when you are .7 miles past that you will see the rocks that you have to climb over and another sign pointing you the last .2 miles to the lookout.

Brooke Morgan
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Rocky

great family day hike. beautiful view at the top and worth the climb. when you get to the rocks switch over to the blue overlook trail and follow to the end. Completely worth it. Busy trail.so expect company and careful of the ice spots toward the top.

katie cusumano
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HikingMuddy

Lovely and quiet in the morning, moderately trafficked towards the middle of the day — still a little muddy in places and a couple of patches of ice towards the top, but nothing especially slippery.

Warren Berry
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HikingMuddyRockySnow

This is a great hike with a beautiful waterfall (particularly during spring) and awesome view at the end. The waterfall is close to the beginning if you're looking for a shorter hike. The top of the hike on the ridge was still pretty snowy (slushy) and muddy as of April 12, but easy to complete moving a bit slowly.

Anthony Bertonazzi
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Kayla Higgins
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HikingIcyRockyScrambleSnow

Trail was moderately trafficked and had a lot of rocks on the trail. Amazing view at the top and the dogs loved it. If you take your dogs watch out for a few icy spots that you have to go over.

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Rob Hart
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Hiking

Good hike, great view

Russell Glitman
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Hiking

great views and interesting cairn forest.

PJ Smith
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Hiking

This hike was mostly incline and we passed through some nice mossy patches. The peak and overlook are rewarding enough. Do expect company - we passed 8-10 groups on our way out and back, many had very friendly dogs.

Bridget Furlong
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HikingRocky

Great hike! I took a few wrong turns but overall it was a nice hike. Pretty easy besides a few rocky areas and decent incline on the way up. I brought my dogs and one is a senior and did fine! Took me roughly 1.25 hours up and 1 hour down. I started at 10 and didn’t meet many people on the way up, busier on the way down. Buggy near water but not too bad! The waterfall was a great addition :) views rock!

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Edward Ansaldi
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HikingRocky

Great hike overall. Views are outstanding. Also neat waterfall on the way up.

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