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19 hours ago

I Hiked 11-7 it was raining in the early am. Then it turned beautiful. It was Diwali and my wife put Tilak on my far head to help guide my way. I went the easy way and followed the Burrows Trail. A little challenging at the very top. But this is very doable. Fantastic view. Saw like further then I could believe. ONE MAN GATHERS WHAT ANOTHER MAN SPILLS.

An amazing tour with a lot of up-hills. It’s a chalenge for yourself. We loved the Gus Lookout, you have to walk to it even if the wheather wasn’t so good we really appreciate this lookout! Good indications and safe trail! We also appreciate the cascades on our road. A great trail to do when you are a little sporty.

I am finally getting around to posting a review of this trail. Hiked this about a year ago on Oct 15, 2017 & it still rates as one of the more relentless hikes I’ve done in New England. You’ll have to exercise some climbing skills especially near the top. Going back down especially in wet weather may be tricky. My knees still ache just thinking about it. That being said - well worth the effort!

Beautiful trail! Near the beginning, trees are labeled with what kind they are, which is fun. The trail follows a river and a rock wall at different parts. I wasn't expecting much incline since it is described as a loop with no view, but it definitely dies have parts that you hike up. There were a few parts that were hard to find the trail with tree markers fading, but I also think it would have been easier if I went a different time of the year - when I went, the ground was covered with fallen leaves.

I've lived within a 30 min drive of Mt. Ascutney for years, and I wish I had tried hiking it sooner. Even in the sub-par weather today, it was a beautiful climb. Although there was a lot of fog, there were a few breaks for views at the summit. As of today, a lot of the snow and ice from the storm last weekend has melted, and the hike is doable without microspikes.

13 days ago

I did today 10-30. Lots of ice at the beginning then snow. It was windy. Very windy. From bottom of notch road by the new Boardwalk on Stowe side I started there so w the up and down and back to my car 4 hours. only one sketchy spot at the very beginning of actual trail. I used poles and my Yaktrax. I always use poles. Some deep snow around the pond area in some spots. Very fun hike today. I saw no one. ONE MAN GATHERS WHAT ANOTHER MAN SPILLS.

Great hike with dog

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14 days ago

Great hike with an amazing view. Very popular so the top may be hard to find privacy.

15 days ago

I did this today. 28 degrees rain Iicey snow sleet precipitation. Some really sketchy spots at the very top just before the fire tower. Lots of very thick ice. Danger Will Robinson The fire tower was covered in ice. Probably not a good move on my part and ; coming down was freeking treacherous Whole thing took about 2.25 hours. ONE MAN GATHERS WHAT ANOTHER MAN SPILLS.

Absolutely beautiful views. The trail did get challenging about halfway up as we reached the pine forest area. It was rather slippery with ice and snow in the 34 degree weather, and the wind was very strong on the summit. Would do it again in a heartbeat though, wish it wasn’t so cold and could have enjoyed the view a little longer.

Did this a few weeks ago in the rain. Very slippery and the most crowded trail I have ever seen. Probably pretty easy if it was dry.

One of the best hikes And trails! I have ascended via hellbrook at least three times and every time is different. The view on the top is stunning especially if foggy!

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21 days ago

Great trail. Easy to follow the trail and markings. The view from the fire tower is spectacular but it was very windy and cold the day we went. Would definitely do this again.

on Hogback Mountain

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22 days ago

Beautifully varied terrain. Keep a watchful eye for trail markings, you may have to scout for the next marker especially in the Fall when trails have leaf cover. Fun for the family, 10 to 77 years old!

Really nice!!

Basically just a walk on the road in the hills above Quechee, just ended up walking around the neighborhood, a nice moderately scenic hilly walk, certainly not a hike

Did this trail today and it was quite icy but the view at the top is gorgeous!

Great short hike, it is not "easy" if you are just looking to wander in the woods on a semi flat path. There is some elevation gain and there is a steep push at the top to get to the window. It was perfect for someone who is just looking for a quick hike that has a little bit of a work out.

Gorgeous hike but with snow and freezing weather (oct 18) the trail almost entirely iced over and was extremely slippery. Completed in just under an hour and a half. Would have been much quicker in warmer conditions or with crampons.
The lake is gorgeous and sooo serene.

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24 days ago

I loved everything minute of this hike, but I would not rate it is easy. It is a continual uphill walk through the woods, over roots and rocks. I felt like I needed to be looking down the entire time to watch my footing. The trail was a very well marked at the bottom and the top, but the middle section less so and I know I got off the trail at some point. Nevertheless, I loved this trail. I walked up the trail, and took the road back down which was beautiful itself but in a different way.

Wonderful little hike up the Long Trail with the reward of a beautiful view of Brandon Gap and the Adirondacks to the west. Signs are at trailhead notifying that the trail is closed March-August for the Peregrine falcons that nest there.

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24 days ago

Beautiful

This is why we love Vermont. Don't tell peeps of this lovely place. Bugs... smugsy... deal with it if it is the season. We saw m the lake ... 300m / 400m and it takes me (the slow one) 20mins each way.... very relaxing ... so nice

steep and fun my favorite trail if you like this one try the long trail north up the forhead

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27 days ago

Trails are wide and grassy in some points. Not hard, would rate easy-moderate. Gradual elevation. Keep dogs on leash as bear have been sighted on occasion, as well as other wildlife.

Really nice day hike. The bottom half is fairly gradual through some beautiful forests, then the second half gets more rocky, steep and technical. Nothing seriously dangerous, but it makes for great views and some fun scrambling. I took the dog, and she made it up just fine without much help, but older dogs may have trouble.

Got to be in pretty good shape !!! Not a beginners trail!!! Great hike !!!

28 days ago

Burrows both ways bc hiking with a dog & wasn’t sure if other trails had tough scrambles. Easy for him. Those 2 miles up get your heart pumping, but good for almost all ages. Hit snow about 40 min from the top. Wasn’t an issue until the Long trail to summit where there was ice. Just pay attention. Nervous for hikers in sneakers without ankle support. Tons of people.
Please leash your dog if they run & jump on smaller dogs & overwhelm them. Plz don’t hike 1:4 with a pack of unleashed dogs during busy foliage weekends!

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