Mount Hunger Trail

Waterbury, Vermont

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Mount Hunger’s open south summit is well-known for its fabulous views of notable Vermont and New Hampshire peaks. The climb is steady and relatively long, but stream crossings, cascades, and ledgy scrambles break up the trip. Inappropriate for most preschoolers, this trip will appeal to older kids who can appreciate the dizzying panoramas. The Waterbury Trail begins as a wide path heading eastward and soon curls right (southeast) and narrows to rise gently through mature, mixed woods. How about having a scavenger hunt? Tell each child to look for a feather, a seed, a berry, and a smooth rock. In 0.15 mile, the trail bisects mossy granite outcroppings. Do all types of moss feel the same?
Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

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Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr (The Mountaineers Books)

Mount Hunger’s open south summit is well-known for its fabulous views of notable Vermont and New Hampshire peaks. The climb is steady and relatively long, but stream crossings, cascades, and ledgy scrambles break up the trip. Inappropriate for most preschoolers, this trip will appeal to older kids who can appreciate the dizzying panoramas.

The Waterbury Trail begins as a wide path heading eastward and soon curls right (southeast) and narrows to rise gently through mature, mixed woods. How about having a scavenger hunt? Tell each child to look for a feather, a seed, a berry, and a smooth rock. In 0.15 mile, the trail bisects mossy granite outcroppings. Do all types of moss feel the same?

© 2007 Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Waterbury
Distance: 4.3
Elevation Gain: 2,200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4 hours
Season: May-October
Local Contacts: C. C. Putnam State Forest
Local Maps: USGS Stowe
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Hunger Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/22/2008
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This is a very nice trail in the dense woods and peaceful forest at the bottom half. Then it gets really steep and quite advanced at the top. I have weak knees so I had to turn around before the summit on the second visit. I went up about 2/3 of the way and just enjoyed the walk on the lower portion. It is also possible to walk down the road (the one you parked off) and just enjoy the peaceful surroundings. This road will take you all the way to Stowe Hollow.



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