Vermont November 14, 2017
10 Of The Greatest Hiking Trails On Earth Are Right Here In Vermont
There’s nothing better than getting out and experiencing the mountains of Vermont. Between the fresh air, fantastic views, rewarding exercise and quenching a thirst for adventure, you really can’t go wrong with spending the day at one of these places. Another thing that makes these some of the greatest hiking trails in VT is that hiking is free! Hurray!
1. White Rock Mountain
This moderate to strenuous hike in Middlesex is tough, but absolutely amazing. It's 4.6 miles and 1,558 feet up, and worth every aching muscle you might feel later.
2. Bingham Falls
Hiking all around the Smugglers Notch State Park is incredible, but you won't want to miss this trail. A short but steep hike to Bingham Falls is not to be missed. Frozen falls in the winter, swimming hole in the summer, this is one place that has it all!
3. Molly Stark State Park
Grab your snowshoes this winter and take a trek through the trails in this wonderful state park.
4. Stowe Pinnacle
Hike it with the kids...
Or with the dogs... Or both! This panoramic hike is fun for the whole family.
5. Quechee Gorge
The 165 foot drop is a marvel to gaze upon from the bridge, but the hike to the bottom is a lot easier than it looks. Take the trek down and gain a whole new perspective.
6. Mt. Ascutney
This is a hike that would be worth taking for the views alone, but the fact that it's a non-dormant volcano is pretty darn cool!
7. Mt. Pisgah
Check out that view of Lake Willoughby and Mt. Hor from Pulpit Rock. Incredible!
8. Elmore Mountain
Elmore Mountain is a feast for the eyes... You'll see amazing things like a balancing rock as well as fantastic views from the fire tower are just a few of the things you'll find.
9. Owl's Head in Pecham
There's a short hike and a long hike - and we recommend the long one if you're up for it. You'll find open fern meadows, rocky outcrops and views for days. The 3.8 mile trek should take roughly 2 hours and you'll love it.
10. Lye Brook Falls
There's nothing quite like a stunning waterfall to reward your perseverance. It will take about 3 hours to do this 4.4 mile hike to the 125 foot waterfall.
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