Explore the most popular hiking trails near Green Mountain Falls with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
19 hours ago

Very nice trail! Steep in some parts but nothing to crazy. Yes

This is a great trail but hard to find. Park downtown near the pond. Walk across the main road on park and turn right on boulder. Once you come to the trail it is called Thomas trail. Take the yellow dots until you hit the green and make a left. You will cross Crystal Creek to catch the trail on the other side. You will see a sign for Crystal Creek on a tree. Don’t cross the foot bridge, stay to the right and it will wrap up and around higher up. Once you cross the river you take a trail up until you see the actual Crystal Creek trail sign. Once your on the trail you will know it!! Straight up with zig zags. Nice creek at the top for the dog. This trail is an amazing work out!!

This was a great trail. I loved the challenge of it and how you could climb up around the stream and then connect back in with the trail further up.

4 days ago

Steep at points, great work out, fun. Shady most of the way up. Didn't see anyone else once we passed the waterfalls.

hiking
9 days ago

I will agree with folks on the downer of the road walking required, but honestly it wasn’t too bad. Never really ran in to cars. Hitting both waterfalls was a plus...so pretty. It was nice to sit on the rocks and enjoy a snack while listening to the water. I would do this one again!

hiking
17 days ago

This trail was fun and beautiful, but it is definitely a tough “moderate” for people who don’t do much hiking. It was just a bit more than we were expecting!
We decided to go backwards (west>east) on the trail because the finishing point was right by our cabin, but that was not the best choice. We started with a long road just straight uphill, rather than having a steady incline across the mountain. Also, not sure if we missed markers because we were going the wrong way, but it seemed like a good portion of the trail was not marked well.

Trail is in great condition, well marked. Hiked June 28, 2018. Half of the trail is shaded. Dry conditions. Steep switchbacks at points, but doable, even with a severe headache.

Went today and it was great! So recommend for those who want a harder trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Such a beaut!!

Love this trail, one of my favorites.

hiking
1 month ago

What a burn... 83 switchbacks. I love this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

A great little trail! A good workout and some pretty views of Green Mountain Falls and some small waterfalls. Can still hear the highway at some points. But still beautiful! Stop off at The Pantry for some brunch after!

Very nice view. Good for waking,relaxing, canoeing

Very pretty, there are some parts of the trail where you need to pay attention to the markers, but worth the hike!

Beautiful trail and a great hike, but the reservoir has been drained. There is a small sign near the trail head that states it has been emptied for an indefinite period while the Corp of Engineers evaluates the structural integrity of the dam and determines what to do.

This trail is very hard at times if you start on the Green Mountain Falls side. But the view is WELL worth it.

Great trail. Beware of loose gravel and steep climbs. I hike with my dog, and it's very important that they stay close by when you inevitably take them off the leash for steep descents. The views are great and the Aspen trees are gorgeous at the top.

Tips: Rugged footwear is preferred over running shoes here, especially after it rains.

Bring plenty of water!

Hiking with a friend is best, this is not a highly used trail and it could be a while before someone stumbles upon you.

hiking
3 months ago

The waterfall that this hike leads to is awesome!

The trail to the falls wasn't my favorite, but the ending spot was great, and we only saw 3 other people the whole time. Took us less than an hour and a half to do the whole loop. We parked at the lake/gazebo in town and then walked up Foster Rd to the trailhead. Thomas trail is a steady climb up to the falls. The trail was a little icy the last .5 miles to the falls, so wear some good boots. We came down Belvidere Road to get back to town.

Overall a great, short hike.

pretty solid hike, decent incline at the beginning and then mellows out. Goes along a good lookin stream

hiking
4 months ago

Really good hike, not long at all. And the beautiful waterfall makes up for the lack of views throughout it!

hiking
5 months ago

Definitely moderate. Beautiful hike.

hiking
6 months ago

We return to Green Mountain Falls annually. Our favorite of the area is Catamount Reservoir Trail which Thomas Trail can be used to access for a little longer hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Parking is available in town at the four way stop, don’t drive up Boulder St. there is no parking at the trailhead and there is no turnaround. You’ll be backing down the hill if you attemp it. Best to save yourself the 15 minutes and just park in town, the trail pops you out in town anyway.
Otherwise the trail is nice, not too busy and moderate in difficulty. I would never ride my mountain bike on this trail either direction, not sure why it’s suggested.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike. If you go east to west on the mountain portion (not through the town portion), it's a steady uphill and "steps" down hill. If you go this way, the LARGE waterfall will be your reward at the end of your hike! ;)
The only the I didn't like is you have to walk through the town to get back to where you started. It is a gorgeous town but it just wasn't ideal.

8 months ago

Great waterfall . Hike was moderate for sure.

Great hike! Challenging and good workout. Reservoir at the end was a nice treat. Now off for a beer!

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