Haystack Mountain

Wilmington, Vermont

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews
4 out of 5
A relaxing half-day family hike to a southern Green Mountain summit overlooking Haystack Pond. A simple jaunt to a modest summit, the Haystack Mountain Trail owes much to a Nordic tradition. Ensconced near a hub of winter recreation, this gradual route is designed to transport cross-country skiers from the open woods of a shallow ravine to a mountainous ridge that stretches to Mount Snow. In warmer months, the trail doubles as a great family hike, quickly trading its ski resort favor for the freshness of a hardwood forest and excellent summit views.
Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

by Larry Pletcher (Updated and revised by Tom Seymour) (Falcon Guides)

A relaxing half-day family hike to a southern Green Mountain summit overlooking Haystack Pond. A simple jaunt to a modest summit, the Haystack Mountain Trail owes much to a
Nordic tradition.

Ensconced near a hub of winter recreation, this gradual route is designed to transport cross-country skiers from the open woods of a shallow ravine to a mountainous ridge that stretches to Mount Snow. In warmer months, the trail doubles as a great family hike, quickly trading its ski resort favor for the freshness of a hardwood forest and excellent summit views.

© 2008 Larry Pletcher (Updated and revised by Tom Seymour)/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking
Nearby City: Wilmington
Distance: 4.8
Elevation Gain: 1,020 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Manchester Ranger District, 2538 Depot Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255; (802) 362-2307
Local Maps: USGS Mount Snow quad
Driving Directions: Directions to Haystack Mountain

Recent Trail Reviews

11/18/2006
0

Easy, peaceful hike. One section was flooded. Good views -- not quite 360. Would be good for kids.


11/13/2006
0

Moderate hike in November. Was a little muddy. When you get to the top of the mountain, it's a little hard to search out the vantage points where you have a view not blocked by trees.


10/27/2006
0

The climb was pretty tough, but when we reached the top it was snowy and beautiful. The view was breathtaking. Naturally, the way down was much easier. It is important to remember to read about the trail's route. We didn't and ended up going to the ponds and had to come back for the rest of the climb. Last, it seems like it will be impossible to walk this trail again before spring, as it was muddy and cold already in October.



Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018