Vermont September 22, 2016
This Just Might Be The Most Beautiful Hike In All Of Vermont
Located on Lake Willoughby, a hike on the picturesque Mount Pisgah has some of the most amazing views in all of Vermont. The total distance of this trail is 4 miles and plan for about 3 hours to complete this moderate hike. With plenty of lookouts and fantastic views, this beautiful hike in VT is a must for nature lovers.
A view of the hike from a distance.
Here is Mt. Hor on the left and Mt. Pisgah on the right from the south, on Rt. 5A. Get ready for a great hike!
You'll love this moderate 4-mile hike next to Lake Willoughby.
Cold water ponds and great fishing abound.
The mountains here are located in the 7,300-acre Willoughby State Forest, which includes hiking, cross country skiing, snow mobiles and six cold water ponds that are annually stocked with brook and rainbow trout.
A favorite hike for over 100 years.
The original “South” trail up Mt. Pisgah dates back to the late 1800s.
Mt. Pisgah is located on the east side of Lake Willoughby and it parallels a steep rock face with great views down to the lake and the surrounding area.
A view during foliage.
It's almost that time of year!
Almost a mile into the hike, look for the short spur to Pulpit Rock where you have an excellent view down to the lake, Mt. Hor and beyond.
This picture was taken in September, 2012. You can see the colors starting to change.
Panorama of Mt. Hor and the south end of Lake Willoughby from Pulpit Rock.
Be careful! You’ll be standing on a rock overhang approximately 650 feet above the lake.
Through the trees.
Along the main trail continue a steady climb along the ridge. You’ll continue through a maple forest, ascend the hillside and hike through a birch forest.
The trail narrows as you climb through boulders and skirt a ledge.
The views disappear as you make your way through the wooded forest until you come to a long rock slab. Climb this for a fantastic view.
View from the south overlook.
Burke Mountain is in the foreground and Mt. Washington may be seen faintly in the distance.
Mt. Wheeler, from the West overlook.
The mountain in the distance behind Wheeler is Belvedere mountain, which is 26 miles away. Just below Belvedere you can also barely see the wind turbines on Lowell Mountain.
Mt. Pisgah from the south end of the lake.
A popular place for boating.
As well as swimming.
A view of Lake Willoughby from the beach at the south end.
A panoramic view from the North Overlook.
Mt. Hor and the south end of Lake Willoughby - a simply amazing sight.
Panorama of the north end of Lake Willoughby.
This was taken from a location a little south of the other "North Overlook."
View of Mt. Pisgah from the north overlook from Mt. Hor.
No matter which direction you look at Mt. Psigah, it's truly a place for stunning views.
closer look at Lake Willoughby, and for more hiking around Vermont, check out these 18 hikes under 5 miles.