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

1 day ago

Short uphill hike through a mostly sapling forest

Great quick walk to gorgeous falls.

2 days ago

Please note... For parking if you see the "Private Property" sign, keep going. The Trout Club has signs up everywhere, but you can bypass the sign to park. We did not, parked in the lower lot and walked 1 mile to the trail head.
The hike was pretty easy for the first mile or so and it became a steady increase in incline. Lots of beautiful sights. Plenty of brooks for my dog to drink from. There is a nice waterfall before you get to the lodge. The view is not awesome at the lodge, but do they fret -- walk out and up a tiny bit for a beautiful sight! There's a map at the lodge. The trail marked with no milage, follow it!
Our friends 10 year old daughter came and had no issues!

This is the second time here. the first time we went all the way to the top but this time just to the falls and got a fabulous picture.

Sweet trail, easy start, a section of steeper trail, but not bad. Some nice waterfalls along the way. There was a pretty heavy fog up top today, it made for a beautiful hike with the mix of fog and fall foliage. Taylor Lodge was the perfect place to stop and have a snack before heading back down!

Easy and great for kids!

Beautiful, layers of cascades!

nature trips
1 month ago

We enjoyed the short hike to the falls. Stairs were wet and steep, make sure you have good shoes, TONS of college kids there jumping off the falls, we watched from the pool below, water was perfect, very refreshing

1 month ago

Quiet respite amongst tall trees and fern filled ground cover. Paths well marked and maintained. Lack of sunlight allows mushrooms to florish.

1 month ago

Beautiful easy hike with the dog.

1 month ago

Five Stars for a Moderate. Perfect day and weather for 9/6. Wouldn’t want to do this in the rain or in the Spring when water is flowing heavy down the mountain.

trail running
1 month ago

Great for a morning run. Pretty views. A few small hills but nothing crazy. I just ran the southernmost 2.5 miles of it.

We met a group via Meetup and enjoyed seeing a new trail through someone else's guide. We just followed along on a 12.5 mile hike from Smugglers notch to Sterling pond, Madonna summit and Whitedace summit with a stop at Bear Hollow shelter. Nice hike, we met some cool hikers and then did Camels jump the next day.

Beautiful and quick hike. About two hours, round trip

road biking
1 month ago

Rented bikes from Mountain Ops & rode all the way to downtown Stowe with family of 5. Very scenic easy ride but a lot of pedestrian traffic (nearly run off the path more than once). Some spots were pretty narrow (bridges & underpass) but path was pretty & well marked. Lots of places to stop and explore along the way to Town. Corn maze, Farmer’s market, Pie-Casso, the recreation path was well connected to the places you want to go! Save some energy for the ride back from Stowe, it seemed more uphill than down (or I was just tired from dragging the tandem behind me).

beautiful trail. easy 5 min walk to the falls with 6 years old. you have to hike a bit further to see the beautiful view it's worth it!

on Moss Glen Falls Trail

1 month ago

Really easy, and relaxing hike.

1 month ago

Really only for mountain biking. We felt very unsafe hiking here.

Looked great for mountain biking, though!

Listened to other reviews and went up Profanity Trail and down Long Trail. It was (for us) the best route given the conditions.

The trail is not as challenging as the description above. Hiking boots or low cuts I agree. You don't have to be in outstanding condition. If you enjoy an aerobic work out once or twice a week you'll enjoy this hike. If you enjoy sitting around on days off find a less demanding trail. I'm in my 70th year in good condition for my age but no where near the condition of an avid hiker or runner as referenced in the description.

1 month ago

This is an excellent walking trail, and if your intentions are to walk and see wildlife peacefully, make sure to take the Quiet Side trail (if beginning from the downtown Stowe area). I have been here a few times, and have seen many beavers and other animals along this path. The views are great too!

1 month ago

Not easy for 65+. Some steep climbs that concerned us regarding return trip so we cut our hike short. Up to that point, really enjoyed the first part.

Short hike, superb waterfall and ultraclear water ! Loved it !

This is more a paved bike/walk trail than a hiking trail. We vaca with our dog and I walk this with him from our room on the Mountain Road to the various shops and restaurants. This trail is not about the view, rather, it's being able to get around areas of Stowe without walking alongside the road.

If you have the good fortune to do tgis hike in clear weather, the 360 degree views from the top are a stunning display of beauty. This is a demanding hike, with multiple areas requiring solid footing and carefully placed hand grips over steep rock. Do not attempt it in running shoes, tennis shoes etc---the difficulty of this trail requires hiking boots for ankle support and with soles that grip well. Also, on the way back down, be mindful of slippery rocks. Several portions of the trail are wet, and the rocks are wet and slippery here and there...it wouldn't take much to fall if you are not paying attention. With all of that said, if you take your time and bring 4 liters of water per hiker, your reward at the top will be a stunning display in every direction. Strenuous, but amazing! I did it in 2 hours up and two hours down--I'm an avid running and hiking enthusiast and move at a brisk pace. I would add an hour each way to those times if you are not in top-notch physical condition, or are traveling with kids.

1 month ago

Was a great hike for our 7 and 11 year olds!

Beautiful and easy walking trail. We did 6 miles out and back (3 each way). It was a great recovery walk after doing The Long Trail to the Chin the day before.

Beautiful! A little bit shorter than I had hoped. Great view from below and above!

mountain biking
2 months ago

I loved it! The only flaw is that for me I had no idea where to turn around and the constant background noise. Other than that, it was incredible!!!!

Very easy hike down to the falls. Be careful! The last stretch of hike to the falls itself is very steep and requires walking through small streams and unsteady rocks. The waterfall is beautiful. There were some locals that were jumping off of the falls (would not recommend) but swimming in the pools below was a fantastic way to cool off.

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