Escape The Entire World On The Secluded Stratton Pond Trail In Vermont
No one wants to be hiking on a trail with hoards of people around them. Luckily for us Vermonters, we don’t often have this problem. With so many hiking options in Vermont, trails are rarely over crowed. However, some trails are still more heavily trafficked than others, and if you are longing to take a secluded hike and wander through the wilderness in complete isolation, the Stratton Mountain and Pond Loop is certainly a hike for you. The loop trail is just over 10 miles long and offers a great variety of terrain and landscape views. And for a bonus, at the top of the mountain, there is a fire tower with a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view.
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As was mentioned earlier, this hike does require a fair amount of stamina, but that also means that you will encounter fewer people. If you are up for a long, steady incline, the Stratton Pond Loop has everything you’d want in a hike.
Have you already done this hike? What was your favorite thing about the Stratton Mountain and Pond Loop? Let us know in the comment section.
For more great hiking in Vermont, check out this list of the five best mountain hiking trails in Vermont.
Luke was born and raised in Colchester, Vermont, and is a recent graduate of the University of Vermont where he studied philosophy and economics. His interests and hobbies include: reading, writing, learning new languages, hiking and playing outdoor sports.
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