Mount Ascutney Trail

Brownsville, Vermont

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A true monadnock, a singular peak that is not part of a ridge, Mount Ascutney stands alone in southeastern Vermont. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the region. The Abenakis called the mountain “Cas-cad-nac,” which means, “mountain with the rocky summit.” The name is misleading. While there are areas of open rock around the summit, Ascutney does not have an open, bald top, but it is worth the hike for historic and scenic reasons.
Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont

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Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont

by Lisa Densmore (The Mountaineers Books)

A true monadnock, a singular peak that is not part of a ridge, Mount Ascutney stands alone in southeastern Vermont. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the region.

The Abenakis called the mountain “Cas-cad-nac,” which means, “mountain with the rocky summit.” The name is misleading. While there are areas of open rock around the summit, Ascutney does not have an open, bald top, but it is worth the hike for historic and scenic reasons.

© 2005 Lisa Densmore/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Brownsville
Distance: 6.4
Elevation Gain: 2,400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 5 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Ascutney Trails Association
Local Maps: USGS Windsor
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Ascutney Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

11/26/2006
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No Snow at the bottom, But a good four to five at the top. Most of the hike was in snow and it felt good to have some cold this year. The view from the tower is great! Definetly worth the hike up. Two hours up, two hours down, the trail was a little slippery on the rocks but overall, real good! The trailhead is tricky, look for the sheep on the left as you head toward Brownsville, the parking lot is right on your left. Enjoy!



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