Explore the most popular State Parks in Vermont with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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2 days ago

One of the most scenic and rewarding hikes in Vermont!

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3 days ago

Hard pressed to find a more beautiful hike. Little bit of everything. My third time but first time attempting Elephant trail around lake. After the icy rocks I seemed to lose sight of the blue blazes, so I turned around. Either way beautiful and a decent workout.

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3 days ago

We went up Laura cowles and down sunset ridge. We were scrambling up a snowy stream for about 45 minutes before we got to out of the tree line. Definitely the most technically challenging hike I’ve done but it was fun. I would advise not descending Laura Cowles due to the ice and snow.

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4 days ago

Just hiked this on 5/24/20, with my sister. It was about 65 degrees out. We hiked deans trail to the summit. Both trails are taken care of and marked well. Beautiful streams and little bridges. We enjoyed the wild flowers. Deans trail was pretty dry, Monroe not so much. We ended up sliding down Monroe on our buttocks and using are raincoats as sleds. It was quite slippery trying to walk it for a good hour or so. We saw some children hiking on Monroe (not sure if they made it to the top) but only adults on dean. Then we did Monroe down. I suggest bringing gloves to slide down Monroe due to the snow and ice, also wearing pants (some people had shorts on ) all depending on when you do it of course. It was beautiful hiking deans trail, I wouldn’t bring young children on the trail personally. It was steep at times. If you’re not an experienced hiker I highly suggest Monroe to the summit and back. If you’re up for a beautiful challenge try deans then come down Monroe! Bring lots of water and maybe a windbreaker for the top as it gets windy. It’s beautiful!

Great trail! Well marked, hardly any people, and just a little bit of mud. Going around the pond via elephants head trail was very icy with a lot of snow still.

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4 days ago

Tough but rewarding. Pretty steep incline, but payoff is definitely worth it. Unbelievable views.

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4 days ago

Fun hike and pretty cool to end up at a beach. We did all the trails, which was great. Got the views and the beach.

Fun hike, but payoff views weren’t much to write home about. Hike it to hike it not for views.

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4 days ago

Easy hike with a huge payoff.

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4 days ago

With close proximity to Lake Elmore this beautiful, green 6 mile hike is perfect for a family day outdoors. Balancing rock is cool and unique. There are incredible views from both a lookout and the stunning 360 degree water tower. Wonderful. Bring bug spray.

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4 days ago

Took maple ridge to long to sunset- some packed snow after the forehead but nothing dangerous. Would not go down maple ridge at this time still. It’s very steep and there are some wet spots on the rocks. Beautiful hike along the ridge to the peak. Lots of bugs at the peak today for some reason so I only stayed a few minutes. It’s one of the hardest trails around here with some of the best panoramic views!

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5 days ago

Just did this trail today and a lot of slippery, deep snow for top .5 mi of it which turns into running water for next .5. Not a good time to do this one.

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