Photos of Montpelier Hiking Trails

Hiked this yesterday (December 30). Parking is in front of someone’s home as the trail parking isn’t plowed in the winter so it adds 0.4 miles each way (total 0.8 miles) walking to the trailhead. Overall beautiful hike. We only saw 2 other people on our way up. The trail is easy to follow, just follow the blue markings on the trees. The trail itself is apparently a little rough in the winter. It didn’t seem like too many others had gone up to really pack in the snow so we were falling through the snow quite a bit. It feels like you’re adventuring through the woods at times and doesn’t feel like you’re following a path. Definitely need micro spikes for this one. Snowshoes may be helpful too. Give yourself 3-4 hours to complete in the winter at a comfortable slower pace. The bottom half of the trail is a pretty small incline and flat at points. The second half is more steep, getting steeper the closer you get to the summit. The views at the top were incredible and absolutely worth it. Will definitely be hiking this one again.