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Mansfield Mountain - Sunset Ridge - Long Trail- Loop

Underhill, VT

This loop starts on one of the most popular trails, Sunset Ridge and is a 5.7 mile strenuous hiking trail near Underhill, Vermont. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing.

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Stowe Pinnacle Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great Trail. we took our dog, a toy poodle, and he hiked and climbed the whole way. This trail is straight Up. View at the summit is worth the trip. It was a real work out. Very rewarding.

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Stowe Pinnacle Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Nebraska Notch, Lake Mansfield Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Not much In the way of views but a fun hike. Took the Mansfield trail to Bow trail which loops around. Waterfall was nice and we climbed down to get some better views. Bow trail is described as rough and it is. Rocks and roots along with cave ladders and caves. Very fun with more options for longer hikes. Gradual incline so never really feel the elevation. Will be back to try some of the other trails.

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Haystack Mountain
by Kirk Knutson

2 Completed 2 Reviews

Mary and I had a great time completing this 2+ hour hike. Out and back, there were friendly people on the trail due to an adventure competition which was being sponsored by a business in Dover.

The trail started out as a nice double track with hardscrabble. Then it turned into a single track with a variety of terrain. Nearly all the way to the summit the tree canopy shaded us from the sun. There are no vistas until you reach the summit, but the trees and rock formations kept my mind busy.

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Okemo Mountain, Healdville Trail
by Kirk Knutson

2 Completed 2 Reviews

Okemo was the first Vermont day hike my wife and I completed after moving to the Green Mountain State.

We enjoyed reaching the fire tower, taking photos, listening to the stream, and saying hello to others on the trail.

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Emily Proctor Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful Misty day. Careful of the slippery rocks at the top

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Bucklin Trail, Killington
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful views!

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Stowe Pinnacle Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Pretty easy hike but you still feel like you had a workout. Views are spectacular but there were probably 25-30 people on top. We waited a bit and then had it all to ourselves. Would do again with novice hikers and just about anyone.

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Devil's Gulch Trail
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12 Completed 5 Reviews

Snowshoed here with a friend in 2013 - don't remember if he had been here before or had a map/guidebook, but we had some trouble finding the gulch. Once we did, however, AMAZING ice was there to greet us. Sheets and layers had formed on top of one another, dyed blue and yellow and green from the minerals in the rocks they covered, and what massive icicles! It took a lot of caution however, because with all the snow and ice under foot, there were several chasms you couldn't see. Poles for poking were a must. A year later I went back with my SO, using the Green Mountain Club's winter hikes guide as a reference. Unfortunately the map did not match the written directions, and neither appeared to be accurate. We were not able to find the gulch. I'll be going back this coming winter and trying again. Admittedly we gave up pretty quickly last year as neither of us were feeling that great.

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Battell Trail
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12 Completed 5 Reviews

This is my favorite trail for late spring, and my preferred method for summiting Mt Abe. It is longer but less populated than going the long trail the whole way. Along the trail are some very cool flowers and wild leeks. As the elevation rises, bright green moss and ferns adorn the forest and give it a warm glow, and the rocky parts of the trail look majestic. The view from the top in spring and summer is adequate. In the fall, the view is much nicer, and the trail is also a wonderland of foliage. I generally do not bother with this trail or Mt. Abe in the summer.

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