Explore the most popular views 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.

just up up up with no wild flowers at all. Big flies and assortment of other pesky bugs. Big rock at the top with no place to relax. No stream, not much green, lots of rocks. How can this trail get such good reviews. Description in alltrails completely misleading. Avoid unless there is no other trail available

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.

9 days 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!

9 days ago

Nice walk in the woods!

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

10 days 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.

17 days 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.

23 days 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.

Note that the trailhead has been moved to Barnes visitor center. Great trails, but still some snow about 3000ft that was annoying. Amazing scramble to get to summit. Really like this introduction to the VT 4k.

29 days ago

Really nice hike. Trail was mostly dry with a few muddy sections, though not difficult to pass. Pinnacle summit was stunning with lots of rocks to climb for multiple views.
Did not bring my dog but encountered many along the way, would definitely say the trail is easy for them. Loved meeting Baylor and Samson, the local dogs at the top.
Went along the skyline trail for a bit (not all the way to Mt. Hunger) but did not find it that nice. Overall not too demanding but still swore at myself during some steep sections.

1 month ago

Very easy and flat hike, interesting plant life and the falls along the route are really lovely!

Currently closed for Mud Season. Signage is posted at trailhead.

1 month ago

Perfect hike up in the unseasonably warm weather today. The trail was mostly dry until closer to summit where there was some snow and ice, I was glad I brought crampons! If you see Baylor and Sampson, two golden retrievers who can regularly be found the trail, give them a big hug!!

Did this in February on snowshoes. Lots of snow, beautiful and peaceful. Has a few steeper spots for short periods but always levels out to let you catch breath. No view at top but beautiful wooded surroundings with brook along the way.

2 months ago

It was a nice hike but it was difficult to navigate the trails. They go by different colours (red, yellow and blue) but the map only shows orange and yellow. We found our way in the “free section” of the mountain but it wasn’t clear from the Adams camp map. When you go above Haul Road you need a day pass to use these trails.

2 months ago

Great hike! Didn’t need spikes, but there were some slippery slopes.
Also, Don’t eat the yellow snow

Starts off easy, gets steeper, with a few stone staircases, the grade eases at the end. There are great, 360 degree views on the summit, stretching up and down the Green Mountains and the Worcester Range. The last time I went, it was 85 degrees (on Memorial Day Weekend) so it was far less enjoyable. However, it is generally an excellent hike.

Spikes, my two kids, two dogs, amazing view from summit.

on Smugglers Notch Trail

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3 months ago

Loved it . It was challenging and fun.

3 months ago

Icy (wear spikes) but fun to slide on the way down! Super windy at the peak.

Incredible views. Best hike I have done on the east coast yet!

We hiked with microspikes and it was Great! We stopped just below the chin because of poor visibility. Tried to go up Profanity, but after just 5 or so minutes, the trail was unbroken and very deep snow instead.

Nice trail with some terrific views, we met lots of people hiking or skiing on the trail, also three groups of ice climbers in the notch, nice relaxing day in the notch highly recommend.

4 months ago

Fun hike with a great view at the beginning and the top. Very icy though, even with microspikes we had some gnarly spills on certain segments.

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