Vermont October 12, 2017
The 9 Best Foliage Hikes In Vermont With Sweeping Views
During foliage season, you’ll want to find a hike with sweeping views of VT. Now that the colors are finally popping, take one of these fantastic hikes that will make you fall in love with Vermont all over again.
1. Wheeler Mountain, Sutton
The rocky cliffs provide gorgeous views of the foliage. It will take about 2 hours for this 2.5 mile trek.
2. Prospect Rock, Johnson
The trail distance is about 1.5 miles and you can get to the top and down in roughly an hour and a half. It gets pretty slippery when it's wet so be prepared with appropriate foot ware.
3. Bald Mountain, Pittsford
This trek is a little over 4 miles and by no means considered easy, but the 360 degree views from the top are worth the effort. You'll find lovely colors along the way to pass the time until you reach the top.
4. Putney Mountain, Putney
This ridge line walk to a grassy summit is pretty easy, and it's paradise for birdwatching. What a vista for leaf peeping, too!
5. Mount Tom, Woodstock
Just when you think Woodstock in the fall couldn't get better, you get a look at the town from the top of Mount Tom... Wow!
6. Gile Mountain, Norwich
We love fire tower views and this easy 1.4 mile trail won't disappoint.
7. Owl's Head, Groton
A short but steep hike up to Owl's Head Lookout is worth the tired muscles. It's out of this world year round, but fall is particularly awesome.
8. Stowe Pinnacle, Stowe
The hike is moderately difficult and steep at times, but you'll understand why people flock to this epic trail each fall.
9. Quechee Gorge, Quechee
Most hikes will take you up to see the views, but the hike to the bottom of Quechee Gorge is equally spectacular.