Burnt Rock Mountain Trail

North Fayston, Vermont

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Burnt Rock Mountain is an impressive rocky dome, located along the Long Trail just north of Huntington Gap. Its summit was cleared of trees in a forest fire about a century ago. Today, a few scrub spruce and fir dot the multiple ledges and humps of rock, having little impact on the 360- degree view but creating a number of private perches on the rare day other hikers are on the summit with you. Burnt Rock Mountain is not at the top of many hikers’ lists outside the Mad River Valley. It should be, especially with a dog! When approached via the Hedgehog Brook Trail (blue blazes), it is a reasonable half-day outing and a shorter alternative to neighboring 4000-footers with equally spectacular views in all directions.
Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont

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Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont

by Lisa Densmore (The Mountaineers Books)

Burnt Rock Mountain is an impressive rocky dome, located along the Long Trail just north of Huntington Gap. Its summit was cleared of trees in a forest fire about a century ago. Today, a few scrub spruce and fir dot the multiple ledges and humps of rock, having little impact on the 360- degree view but creating a number of private perches on the rare day other hikers are on the summit with you.

Burnt Rock Mountain is not at the top of many hikers’ lists outside the Mad River Valley. It should be, especially with a dog! When approached via the Hedgehog Brook Trail (blue blazes), it is a reasonable half-day outing and a shorter alternative to neighboring 4000-footers with equally spectacular views in all directions.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: North Fayston
Distance: 5.2
Elevation Gain: 2,090 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Green Mountain Club; Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation
Local Maps: USGS Huntington
Topo Map: Burnt Rock Mountain Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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