Explore the most popular 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.

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hiking
3 days ago

A fun nice and easy trail. It would be great for kids as it has a sugar house and a cool gnome tree.

Easy hike. Once your at the top of the falls there is a cart road turned around there.

hiking
7 days ago

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

The falls are only about a 2 min hike in, and they are stunning! The rest of the walk is flat and mundane, with no designated end and no views, but if you like the woods and the river, it’s a great spot!

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

hiking
17 days 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!!

Easy and short hike with an amazing view!

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.

walking
1 month ago

Really nice nature walk lots of bridges and great trails!

1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

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

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Nice, easy trek with lots of options! Great for kids.

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.

Nice, short hike, steep at points, but the falls are worth it. This trail is fairly popular, but there are other, less crowded cascades nearby that you can explore.

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

on Smugglers Notch Trail

trail running
2 months ago

Loved it . It was challenging and fun.

hiking
2 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.

hiking
3 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.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Great, easy loop! Plenty of options to make the trip shorter or longer as you choose.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike in the winter. A bit of scrambling to get up to the falls. After you pass the falls it's really just a flat forest road. In the winter seems like a snowmobile trail as well.

Nice winter hike. Snowshoes are probably recommended.

skiing
4 months ago

The Bruce Trail is a testament to Stowe’s rich ski history. This trail was cut in the 1930s and is still in perfect skiing condition to this day. You can skin or hike it from the bottom, or you can access it from the Four Runner Quad at Stowe Mountain Resort. You will need to coordinate a ride with someone back to the lifts if you do the latter. The whole thing took about 16 minutes to ski, including the Burt Trail. This trail is not recommended for beginners, since it will involve 3000 feet of moguls on a narrow slope. But if you have the skills necessary, it’s a descent to remember.

hiking
4 months ago

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!

hiking
5 months ago

Short trail, little squishy in some areas but boards laid down on the trail helps. Have to climb at the end of the trail to get the best view of the falls.

5-star for the waterfall! In Summer you can walk through the steam to the falls.
3-star for this trail. We just walked the “trail” up past the falls (12/1017) in light snow. Gorgeous views of the falls, but the trail is a simple walk in the woods. No vista at the end, and no designated end point. The trail goes on.... so my advice is to explore around the falls primarily.

Winter conditions for sure. So beautiful!

Great place to swim!

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