Vermont May 17, 2018
8 Easy And Beautiful Spring Hikes Everyone In Vermont Will Love
Spring is in the air and we’re all excited to get outside in the sunshine. Lucky for us, there are plenty of places for us to explore and get some exercise in the Green Mountain State. Get ready to stretch those muscles, folks. Here are 8 easy and beautiful spring hikes in VT that you’re going to love.
1. Stowe Rec Path, Stowe
This flat and easy bike path has bridges over the river, benches along the way and gorgeous scenery. There are plenty of spots to rent bikes along the way if you want to get more speed.
2. Mt. Horrid and the Great Cliffs, Goshen
This hike is only 1.4 miles, but be warned that it can be steep at times. The cliff stands 800 feet above Route 73 and has breathtaking views of both New Hampshire and New York.
3. Abbey Pond, East Middlebury
A steady hike that will take you to a gorgeous mountain pond that's perfect for a picnic.
Since spring is the best time to catch a waterfall, the cascades you'll see along the way are a great bonus!
4. Wheeler Mountain, Barton
This short hike has a big payoff with stunning vistas. You'll have fun climbing over the rocks as you make your way along the trail.
5. Mt. Ascutney, Weathersfield
There are a few trails on this gorgeous mountain which will take you to the top for fabulous views. There is also an upper parking lot on the mountain which makes getting to the summit even easier.
6. Lye Brook Falls, Manchester
This lovely walk through the woods brings you to a wonderful waterfall. It flows down about 160 feet which makes it one of the tallest in Vermont.
7. Deer Leap Outlook, Killington
It only takes about 2 hours to get out to the rocky perch and back, and you'll love every step of the way. There are stunning 180-degree views from the lookout from the cliff top, too.
8. White Rocks Ice Bed Trail, Wallingford
This is a cool hike on a hot day. Literally! These boulders keep cool even in the summer months, and it's less than 2 miles out and back.
If you enjoy these spring hikes in VT, here are
18 more hikes under 5 miles that you’re going to love!