Vermont has a wonderful variety of hikes for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy spectacular views and reconnect with nature. These 15 day hikes in the Green Mountain State will get you outdoors and moving, as well as show you some of the most naturally beautiful spots in Vermont. Happy hiking!
1. Mount Hor, Sutton
Enjoy this 3-mile ridge walk taking in various views along the way, including beautiful Lake Willoughby.
2. Mount Equinox, Manchester
The view from the top is worth the blood, sweat and tears you may shed while on this strenuous but rewarding 6-mile hike on the highest Taconic Mountain.
3. Mt. Philo, Charlotte
This scenic hike below the cliff will take about 2 hours and the views from the top are worth every sore muscle.
4. Mount Abraham, Lincoln
A strenuous hike for the avid hiker, this 5.2-mile hike has some rare plants in the above-treeline tundra as well as some amazing views.
5. Colchester Pond, Colchester
The fields and woods are great for birdwatching at Colchester Pond. This 3.2-mile hike has easy and moderate areas as well as great spots to take a break and swim.
6. Mount Mansfield, Stowe
This hike is not for the faint of heart. It's a tough one as you hike up 6.2 miles and 5,243 feet in the air, but you'll have officially hiked to the highest peak in Vermont.
7. Moss Glen Falls, Stowe
A very rewarding hike that's just under a mile, you'll love the Moss Glen Falls, a 125-foot waterfall.
8. White Rock Mountain, Middlesex
You'll have fun rock scrambling here as you hike along the unusual terraces for some fantastic views. This 4.6-mile hike is moderately strenuous, so be prepared.
9. Hubbard Park, Montpelier
Set aside about an hour and a half to tackle this 3.5-mile hike which brings you through varied forests and to an amazing stone lookout tower.
10. Mount Pisgah, Westmore
The views from the Mount Pisgah summit are more than rewarding after this 4.8-mile hike along the high, rocky perches.
11. Haystack Mountain, Wilmington
A moderate hike at 4.2 miles, you're sure to enjoy the beautiful views of Haystack Pond.
12. Stratton Pond, Stratton
Cool down with a nice swim after this 7.4-mile hike to this remote lake.
13. Robert Frost Trail, Middlebury
Take the road less travelled on this one mile hike that has Robert Frost poems along the fields, woods and swamp.
14. Gile Mountain, Norwich
An easy hike of 1.4 miles has some amazing views from the fire tower. A great trek for all abilities and in all seasons.
15. Putney Mountain, Putney
This little hike has a big view. Easy to do in about an hour along the ridge line to a grassy summit. Bring binoculars!