Mount Hunger Trail

Waterbury Center, Vermont

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When polling frequent hikers in the Stowe area, the unanimous “Must Do” hike is Mount Hunger, one of the primary peaks in the Worcester Range, because it is relatively short but with a dazzling view. It is also a fun hike because the upper half of the climb has many boulders and ledges to scramble up. It is definitely one of the best day hikes in Vermont for humans, and it is okay for dogs, provided your dog is energetic and agile. Save this one for midweek to avoid other people and pets.
Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont

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Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont

by Lisa Densmore (The Mountaineers Books)

When polling frequent hikers in the Stowe area, the unanimous “Must Do” hike is Mount Hunger, one of the primary peaks in the Worcester Range, because it is relatively short but with a dazzling view.

It is also a fun hike because the upper half of the climb has many boulders and ledges to scramble up. It is definitely one of the best day hikes in Vermont for humans, and it is okay for dogs, provided your dog is energetic and agile. Save this one for midweek to avoid other people and pets.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Waterbury Center
Distance: 4.4
Elevation Gain: 2,290 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation; Green Mountain Club
Local Maps: USGS Stowe
Topo Map: Mount Hunger 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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Recent Trail Reviews

6/4/2015

Hiked up White Rock today via the Bob Kemp trail, then took the Skyline Trail to the top of Hunger, and down the Middlesex Trail. Truly awesome views from both peaks and from many places along the Skyline Trail. All trails were very wet today due to recent rain. Lots of scrambling, descending was treacherous in places, but it was all worth it!

4/13/2012

HIked up this today, MIddlesex trail. Must say beautiful, strenuous, and lots of wet snow (winter hikers were insufficient, even with microspikes). Near to top trail was hard to find (no footsteps to travel and markings appeared and reappeared almost randomly in the steep section). All snow and little rock exposed, we weren't sure if we were still on trail. At one point we turned around because going forward would have chanced a slip and fall for a ways and off the trail. Can't wait to try it again! Snowshoes would've been better. Have also done the Bob Kemp trail to White Rock and can't say which is my favorite; both challenging and both were in different winter/spring conditions. But a must do any time of year!!

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