There are at least three Haystack Mountains in Vermont with trails on them: one to the far north near Jay Peak, one near Lake Willoughby (also north), and the other to the far south by Mount Snow. The trail described here is the southernmost one. From a skier’s point of view, Haystack Mountain, a satellite ski area to giant Mount Snow, is of little consequence.
But from a hiker’s point of view, Haystack offers more dog-friendly hiking, particularly since Mount Snow’s trail system is a mecca for mountain bikers. The hike up the Haystack Mountain Trail is primarily wooded and relatively gradual the entire way, making it a perfect hike for pups and older dogs.
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