Burke Mountain

Burke, Vermont

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A drive-up summit with a network of trails to an observation tower and secondary peak. A solitary peak in the Northeast Kingdom’s southern tier, Burke Mountain is a special case. While a ramshackle trail runs from bottom to top, it also converges with an auto road that leads to a summit tower. Is it better to hike or drive? That depends on your point of view. Overgrown vistas, a confusing route, and a 0.75-mile walk on a graded access road persuaded me that climbing the full height of this mountain wasn’t the best idea.
Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

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Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

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

A drive-up summit with a network of trails to an observation tower and secondary peak. A solitary peak in the Northeast Kingdom’s southern tier, Burke Mountain is a special case. While a ramshackle trail runs from bottom to top, it also converges with an auto road that leads to a summit tower.

Is it better to hike or drive? That depends on your point of view. Overgrown vistas, a confusing route, and a 0.75-mile walk on a graded access road persuaded me that climbing the full height of this mountain wasn’t the best idea.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Burke
Distance: 0.2-1.4 miles
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Local Contacts: Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, District V, 1229 Portland Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; (802) 751-0110
Local Maps: USGS Burke Mountain quad
Driving Directions: Directions to Burke Mountain

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