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The rock face at the top is breathtaking, photos will never fully capture the majestic feel. The views are spectacular.

Great hike. Mileage is way off, though. It’s actually closer to 11 miles out and back!

Well-groomed, easy-to-find and worth the trek. CCC road not a problem. Scooted right up to trailhead parking in RAV4 with entry point just uphill from there. Fergus, our dog, enjoyed himself. Didn't make it to all the lookouts, but a better hike than Pisgah in our opinion. Will return next summer. Would be stunning in autumn.

Maybe it was my GPS, but the trail head was hard to find. Once we did find it, the hike was nice. Short enough that the kids had no trouble and the views were pretty.

I've done this hike tons of times within the past 5 years. They've recently redone the trail and now have a different route, which has thrown me off a little bit due to my familiarity with the old trail but if you figure out the new trail it's fairly easy to follow.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Drive along a dirt road for about 8 mins till you arrive at trailhead parking. This wasn't the easiest drive for my Mazda but it was able to do it.
The trails are well marked and groomed well.
The views are wonderful and you have multiple views of varying mountains. I would recommend especially if you are in the area of Stowe.

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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Decent views from all viewpoints, easy hike.

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Nice hike . I would rate it easy until about the last 1/3 of a mile . Some would say that part was moderate .
It is a well maintained trail. The drive up the cc road is about 2 miles before you see the Herbert Hawkes trail sign and the parking area on the right .

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Monday, July 31, 2017

My absolute favorite! A really nice hike with a lot of challenges, twists, and turns, but very exciting. I had an old map and description which threw me off a bit (I didn't know it had been redone so I was looking for the wrong things), but the trail itself was very well marked. Some steep rocky areas were a bit scary but definitely doable. Eagle Rock itself was breathtaking. I would love to go back again!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Haven't done it since being re-done but nice beforehand.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

It was very muddy, but has been raining a lot recently, it was a great trail, but online it says it is 3.2 miles, but it has been recently redone and is now 4.6 miles. Worth it though :)

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

For very modest effort, this trail rewards you with great and unusual views from 3 viewpoints. The north view looks up Lake Willoughby to Lake Memphramagog, Owls Head, and other Canadian peaks. The east viewpoint hangs above Willoughby, directly across from the cliffs of Pisgah. To the east are Burke with the Whites beyond. The south viewpoint looks over the forests and farms of northern Caledonia County, with a side view of the Sheffield wind towers.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Nice trail. A little muddy after rain but worth it.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Great view at the top, take the 20 extra minutes to go to Eagle point, well worth it. Muddy right now but the bugs are not too bad.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

moderate + more difficult than expected.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Awesome! Not to steep not long at all! Great veiws!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Decided to hike on a rainy afternoon despite low cloud cover. Had a beautiful hike nonetheless and the view, if windy, was glorious.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

I did the "Round the Pond" trail to the "Gnome Stairs" trail. It's an easy couple miles (maybe even less). There are beavers in the pond, and the "Gnome Stairs" were pretty cool (man made stairs leading down into Wheeler Brook). The trail ends at a "Trail End" sign. Just follow the blue dots.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Definitely an adventure! Can't wait to do it again!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Great hike. Weather was great..
Got to be careful, the trail markings are missing at approximately 15 mins in at a hair pin turn in the trail thus easy to miss. Also on the rock section, the marking are mostly worn off.

Friday, July 10, 2015

My new favorite hike! I wouldn't bring kids, especially if it has rained within a couple days. Rock faces are slippery and steep. Beautiful, short, steep and fun.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Excellent views! Some rock scrambles which were easy on a dry day. The red trail is more challenging than the white trail. A small trail sign shows the way for both.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

One of my favorite hikes anywhere. I try to to this one at least once a year. Wheeler is not a big mountain, but because of its sheer rock cliffs and open rock faces and proximity to Lake Willoughby and the more imposing mountains across the lake, you get some amazing views,

There are 2 trails, one a little steeper and more strenuous..but they follow mostly parallel paths to the same location at the summit. Be ready for some rock scrambling in a few spots. Each way will probably not take more the 45 minutes to an hour.

I believe this is on private land, so there are no facilities on (or near) the trail, but the blazes and trails are well maintained.

There are several other great hikes in and around Lake Willoughby. It's a beautiful, remote area. You can also go kayaking on the lake.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Beautiful views. Red trail challenging and bit dangerous for children. I recommend families use the white trail. It brings you to the same spectacular views.

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