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.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,466 feet 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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bugs
muddy
8 days ago

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.

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

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

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bugs
29 days ago

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.

rocky
1 month ago

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.

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muddy
1 month ago

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.

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muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

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.

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icy
snow
4 months ago

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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8 months ago

Good hike, great view

hiking
8 months ago

great views and interesting cairn forest.

hiking
9 months ago

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.

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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rocky
9 months ago

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

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rocky
9 months ago

Nice Way through the Woods, nearly completely in the shadows. We Started at the Parking Space at VT140 and followed the way As my predecessor mentioned, the Blue Path Starts After around 80% of the route so don‘t geht worried. We are just Casual hikers so we did Not rush it. The approximately 8,5 KM overall (up and down) took us about 3h. The view at the top is Pretty nice, just Along the way there is Not much to see except the wood. All in all a nice way, Not Bad but neither stunning.

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bugs
rocky
10 months ago

Overall, a nice hike. I would rate it moderate to difficult as there is good elevation. Some parts of the trail are not well marked, and it would have been nice to have a clear marking at the parking lot. I wasn't even sure if I was on the right trail until at least a half mile in when I saw the first sign. At the parking lot, take the south trail, the one on the far end of the lot. A little ways in, you cross two roads; next you come to the waterfall, which is very gentle. Near the top of the trail, it starts to get rocky. When you reach the piled rocks, cross over them and follow the blue blazed trail. Make sure to follow it all the way to the large rock to get the nice view. Gorgeous view at the top and definitely worth the hike up!

hiking
10 months ago

Pretty trail, good elevation, beautiful views. I was too tired from hiking for days prior and couldn't go the last mile. If you do go the last mile though it takes you to what is promised to be an even better view. Bald Mountain Peak

hiking
10 months ago

No bugs! Lightly traveled. Could be because it was the Sunday after July 4th. Beautiful view at the vista. Only critique was that there was a few places where there were trees on the trail. Could have been better maintained.

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11 months ago

Great view. Occasional water for dogs to cool off.

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11 months ago

Beautiful hike with an awesome waterfall and amazing views at the top. It was very strenuous for me and the mileage is a little off. The trail is about 6 miles round trip if you start at the parking lot off of 140.

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