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

Fairlee, Vermont Map
VIEW FULL MAP

Well marked trail with some beautiful water features occasionally. Didn’t make it all the way because of time constraints but plan on returning.

Great Fall hike!

Great view at top :)

The adventure begins when you turn onto Bald Top Mountain Rd. which looks more like a driveway then a road. As you continue past some houses the road narrows, good thing no vehicles were encountered coming in the opposite direction. You will reach what looks like a parking area, and if you want to play it safe, park here. If you are a little bit more intrepid and want a quasi-four wheel drive experience, continue (slowly) to the actual trailhead. The trail is very pretty, alternating between hard and softwoods, as it climbs at a steady pace with some variations in steepness. Overall, moderate is a fair description. When you get to the top you reach an open field that reveals impressive views to the east, including Mt. Cube, Smart’s Mt., Mt Moosilauke, etc, as well as the Franconia ridge further northeast. Very satisfying experience.

Hiking with three dogs on leads. Bring water during summer

Easy nothing steep or difficult about this trail. On way up sometimes you need to stop and look for markers. Better to park downhill in small lot. One turn out by trail but that means going to end of road and unless you have a Jeep not a good idea. Not to many bugs. Not bald on top as name would suggest. Meadow on top with nice bench. Beware of ticks. Great view with Mt. Washington in the distance.

Thursday. 10am. 65 degrees. Overcast and then rain. This is a beautiful trail through woods with a clear enough path for trail running on most sections. It is well maintained and enters the woods from the road at a nice mountain stream. Parts of the trail are open to ATVs. The top is open meadow, so it affords a rewarding view at the top. Would definitely recommend.

snowshoeing
8 months ago

From boat landing - 8.0 mi. Perfect day. Icy for first section, then plenty of snow. Used MSR Lighntning SS + they were great on icy going. Added tails for deeper snow. Lunch on top - on bench with great view of Moosilauke in background. Great day on a great trail. Well marked! Helen Keller wouldn’t get lost here!

hiking
Mon Oct 08 2018

Agree with others that this is a lovely walk in the woods and on the easy-side of moderate. Very well marked. My hiking partner -- my dog -- and I were completely alone on an October Saturday morning. Next time I will bring a picnic and a book and plan to linger a while in the lovely meadow at the top.

hiking
Mon Aug 06 2018

This was a great hike and a beautiful trail. It was 5 miles out and back, not 3.7. The trail is mostly leaf covered so was a bit slippery in spots coming down. The summit has a nice view. We had to jump out of the way of a group of ATVs at one point.

hiking
Sun Jul 29 2018

Great walk! We only saw 5 others on the trail so it was peaceful and quiet. Stunning view from the top into what I assume are the White Mountains!

snowshoeing
Wed Apr 18 2018

Hiked (showshoed) on Sunday from Bloodbrook Rd. Day was clear skies, bright sun, cold, and windy. Deep soft snow the entire way with a couple areas of wind packed crust. We did not see anyone else the entire hike. Abundant birds were heard in the forest canopy. Spring is trying to get a foothold here. It is good hike. Interesting and not heavily traveled.

Nice, quiet trail. Hiked it in winter and needed snowshoes. I appreciate how well-marked this trail was, especially when I needed to do some trail blazing.

hiking
Mon Mar 12 2018

I hiked this trail in early March, parking at the boat parking area off Lake Morey Road. The trailhead sign says Bald Top Mountain is 3.3 miles. I hiked with spikes, and carried my snowshoes just in case. I mostly had the trail to myself, seeing only 3 other people and one dog. There was some bear scat on the trail (not sure if that’s usual for March after a week of warmish weather) and lots of turkey prints. This is a really nice trail, not too steep, and there is a wonderful 360 degree view at the top. Some trail reports I had read indicated a much shorter trail, but those folks must have parked on Bald Top Road, which must be impassable this time of year. The spikes were perfect for my outing, and I hope I can visit again when there is enough snow cover to snow shoe the trail. I’ll visit again in the warmer weather and maybe try the shorter hike, but parking in the boat launch parking area would be great too.

Sun Nov 26 2017

Used Cross River Trail (CRT) up and down, well marked with blue color; nice view at the top, good exercise. Ice spikes not needed.

I parked on bald top road and went up the cross riv... trail (blue blazes, well marked, moderate, very nice trail. 2.43 Miles to summit. Came down Ackerman trail, much shorter, about 1.5 Miles. Great on cloudy fall day but would be great in any season including winter I think.

Switchback trail, kind of long but worth the view!

This offers a long winding Trail with very few steep grades, so it’s a great beginner/intermediate trail. I hiked this on October 1, 2017 and the trail was covered with leaves which was the biggest challenge on the way down.

Lovely, quiet hike. We didn't see anyone else anywhere along the path. Steady climb up the 1000ft elevation. Summit opens up to grassy meadow with long-range views. Great spot for a picnic. 7yo made the hike with few difficulties.

Wed Jul 19 2017

Nice hike, we took our dog she loved it. Many other ppl also had dogs in the trail. The firsts half is gradual and the second half is a bit harder and steeper. Nice view at the top!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Load More