Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

Beautiful views from the top. I'm an infrequent day hiker. I wouldn't call a 1500 ft climb in 1.5 miles "easy".

If you're just interested in the view, park at the Stowe Meadow trail head and save yourself 500 feet in elevation gain.

This was such a fun hike. Starts out easy and gets increasingly steeper. It took me less than 2 hours up and back with time to stop for photos. I will definitely return in the Fall.

You can start this hike from the Pinnacle Meadows parking area and cut off 1/2 mile and 500 feet. This means you can get to a faux summit with sensational views in under an hour. How cool is that?

This is a lovely easy trail that follows a mountain brook and various small falls. The drive to the trail was beautiful! We even saw a black bear bumble across the road.

Beautiful place to explore. Be sure to walk past main viewing area to find away across to the other side for more spectacular views and less people. You can find your way into the water for a swim and natural whirlpool.

hiking
8 days ago

Pretty classic New England hike, lots of rocks, 3-5 feet in spots with rungs, and one rock to climb under. Top has great views.

Beautifully maintained trail. most of it is relatively flat with lots of tree roots. it's really close to a step drop off at the beginning, so don't bring little kids unless they'll hold your hand firmly. great informational signs.

This is right near mountain biking and the Catamount cross country ski trail. A great hidden gem of a resource. and it's a beautiful drive to get to the trail head.

Great hike. We took the Long Trail to Profanity to the summit, then traversed the summit ridge to the Nose, and descended Haselton. Fantastic loop.

The Long Trail up is a beautiful trail, with a nice mix of dirt paths, stream crossings, and rocky ascents. Profanity, well I let a bunch of profanities fly on this steep, narrow, rocky ascent to the summit. Challenging but very fun. I don’t recommend descending Profanity, but a number of people were.

The summit views are unparalleled on a clear day. We were able to see the Adirondacks, Mt. Washington, and probably Canada. Gorgeous.

I drank about 4-5 liters on the hike, so either carry that with you or bring a filter - there are plenty of streams to fill up at along the way. Also, bring a first aid kit just in case - I cut my thumb on sharp rocks on Profanity.

All in all, a fantastic hike with bird song, views, and loads of wildflowers along the ridge between the Nose and Chin.

1.5 hours to Taylor Lodge and back. Great moderate hike, some steep rock steps, good views.

This hike is really beautiful... amazing views from the top and it’s all shaded in a forest on the way there. A few things; VERY dog friendly. This was really nice because most of the East Coast doesn’t allow dogs to be off leash while they hike, so for someone from the West this trail was a breath of fresh air. There is NO WATER. No lakes, creeks, streams, nothing. Bring your own. Finally, I would classify this trail as heavily trafficked, at least on the weekends. It is basically straight up and then straight down so bring your hiking poles if you have them. Happy trails!

Nice shaded rocky trail up to Taylor Lodge. When you get to the lodge take a quick left up to the lookout over the valley for a beautiful view.

backpacking
16 days ago

Afternoon hike on a hot day to take a dip in the pod. Trail was well maintained but not a lot of neat things to see other than the man made rock stairs.

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful views- I would rate this as an easy hike- took some friends that are beginner hikers and it was perfect for them. Views are fantastic and you will be greeted by two friendly Golden retrievers at the top! So yes very dog friendly hike!

Yes. Silly signs about private property

hiking
27 days ago

Nice trail - came in from the Stowe Meadow Trail (new, half mile shorter, slabbing across the hill to meet up w Stowe Pinnacle Trail). Very busy. Many dogs. No biting insects today (only one moth noticed ). Very cool 50 - 60 w incoming showers. Rich northern hardwoods - many trillium and other wildflowers in the understory (but the blooms in the woods mostly stopped when the leaves filled out a month ago). Still clintonia, Canada mayflower, bunchberry and goldthread blooming up on the Wooster Range (Skyline Trail) where spring still reigns at solstice tide. Winter wrens, juncos and white-throated sparrows on Pinnacle (above small vista). 360 view including Breadloaf in Ripton north up to Elmore and Lowell. Mont Owls Head in QC peeking up. The trail from the Pinnacle up to the Skyline Trail on Hogback is much less trafficked. Excellent condition. Steeper, rocky, interesting, sporting. Small rock shelter near top. ~130 feet north (left) on Skyline Trail is a tiny side path to a small vista with a view north up the range. Swainson’s thrushes and black-polled warblers. Deep mosses. Moose and coyote scat from last winter.

We were thankful to the previous reviewer who told us not to give up hope on the public parking at the end of the road. Just when we despaired we were entering a private address, the parking lot appeared on the right. I was glad to have my hiking boots for the wet rocky area. The waterfall and notch were nice and the trail easy to follow. I would have given it another star if it weren't for the first part of the trail that followed the lodge and the seemingly ridiculous amount of signs reminding you that it bordered private property. We did experience bugs, so take the bug spray.

it's a lot of steep climbing but we'll marked and popular on weekends. if you're an infrequent hiker it will be a challenge but not overly so. well worth the effort for us.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy walk to a historic cabin. We went the extra distance to Bingham Falls, and there was a steep climb down, but it is definitely worth the effort - beautiful!

walking
1 month ago

Nice walk in the woods!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautifully maintained trail with geologic education posters along the way. The views are peaceful and stunning.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views at the top! It was a little buggy but to be expected, meeting the two mountain dogs Baylor and Samson was awesome they hiked up with us! They got along great with our dog. Would hike this again!

Fun easy trail with lots of stairs. Close to town and fun to do!

Beautiful day climbing stowe pinnacle trail. An easy/moderate challenge with rewarding 360 views at the top. We were met by golden retrievers Sampson and Baylor. We gave them GREAT BIG HUGS and some water.

hiking
1 month ago

Great workout, not a popular trail so very quite. Steep climb.

Beautiful & challenging hike with amazing views at the top

I came straight down the gondola path and had to navigate a 20 ft waterfall. Killed my quads.

I made the mistake of coming down this way with more snow/ice on the trail than I cared for. It was deep enough to cover the trail markings and mine were the only footprints in the snow. Save this for July-Sept in my opinion. Late May is too early for it. I didn’t feel safe. My rating is only for its safety at this time of year.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail, a little short if you just want a hike, but if you’re going swimming or cliff jumping, the falls are perfect. There are a few small rocks to jump off, but you can also jump the 30 foot cliffs above the falls. Bring towels because you will definitely want to dry off that cold water before hiking out.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice wet, cool, muddy trek on this day. It wasn't too annoying though and we lucked out on top. It was a very cloudy day but we get a 5 min break in the action which allowed for awesome views down into the valley. We didn't get the expansive views others have described so we'll just have to return. We descended via the Meadow trail option to the other parking lot. That trail was actually closed (sign down at the trailhead). It turned out that was the dryer option. All good, I ran down the road to get the car and came back to fetch my fellow hikers. Just do it!

The Stowe Pinnacle is an easier trail that provides inspiring views once one arrives at the top. Perfect view of Mount Mansfield to the west, and a sweeping view of the large valley to the south, including Waterbury Reservoir miles in the distance. Much of the elevation gain is made on rocky steps that provide good footing. I've seen many families with young children tackling this hike.

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