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Nice winter hike. Snowshoes are probably recommended.

We snowshoed up this trail. There was a good amount of snow cover and it was very icy in spots, so you may need crampons. The views at the top are stunning!

Winter conditions for sure. So beautiful!

Great climb. Many icy spots, especially towards the top. I would recommend the climb, but with caution.

Great hike, moderate pace took about 3 hours. Trail has some ice spots so be mindful.

Had beautiful views all the way up. Just be careful about going on a windy day. The wind will be severe at the top. My friend and I were very nervous and unable to enjoy the views like we had hoped. I would definitely go back again. One of my favorite hikes by far.

hiking
2 months ago

Enjoyed our hike and we were excited that the famous trail dogs were up there to greet everyone! Those dogs sure do have a perfect life!

Good hike; great views. Moderate.

lovely hike. went up there for sunrise, which offered great light.

hiking
3 months ago

We had a great time hiking this trail. The few flights of scrambling had me stopping to catch my breath but I am out of shape. We were greeted by the Goldens and some very nice people at the pinnacle. We went on a weekday and I can't imagine how crowded the small standing area of the pinnacle gets on the weekends. It was a beautiful and quick (about 2 hours for us novices) hike for us.

Beautiful view from the top and a good hike to get there. It was just challenging enough while still being a shorter morning hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely a bit hard than moderate due to some hands and knee climbing at the top. Very steady incline all the way up to the top. The views were well worth it even in the rain. And the two golden retrievers at the top will just melt your heart. They are harmless and content.

hiking
3 months ago

Tough hike but the view was awesome, love those green mountains. Check out my full write up along with some things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/stowepinnacle/

Fun Hike, a little busy as you would expect, especially at the top. The view is certainly worth it! Easy and not very demanding.

hiking
3 months ago

We hiked this trail to the top and back, it was not 6.4 miles but a little over 8 miles. There was not a clear spot to turn around as the Catamount XC trail goes on for many miles, so we stopped at approximately the top, and we got a little view, but not very much.

It was an enjoyable trail to hike, with beautiful scenery, but does not see much traffic in summer, some areas were not very well marked and 2 different people missed a turn and got lost on the way down. It was wet in places and the footing could be slippery. I would not classify this as a great trail for beginners.

At the top there was a lot of signs of moose activity.

(FYI The reviewer Jesepe A is obviously commenting on a different trail that starts nearby goes up to the Long Trail and back, https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/vermont/nebraska-notch-lake-mansfield-trail, that is not this trail)

Perfect hike! Meandering trail. Lots of ponds, rivers, flowers, moss, trees. I was smiling the whole time. First 1/4 really easy trek, next 1/2 somewhat challenging uphill with rocks, then last 1/4 easy again. No real 'peak' with a view, but still an amazing hike. Would do again.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice steep hike - short and sweet. Great view at the top. TONS of dogs, mostly off leash. We were blessed with the 2 goldens as tour guides on the way up. They were awesome hiking companions! Very friendly and good guides.

hiking
3 months ago

Moderate. Beautiful. My companions who wore sneakers weren't happy, but I was fine with boots. One steep climb. Ends at Taylor Lodge.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is a great day hike! The views are spectacular at the top. Make sure you pay attention when you get about 3/4 of the way up to look for the trail sign. We didn't notice the arrow sign, and started going up another trail that intercepts this trail. There are 2 golden retrievers that live close to the base of the trail and hike up the mountain everyday and just chill at the top. If you do this trail, and see these dogs.. don't get alarmed. They are very friendly, and the townies know these furry fellows!

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