Snake Mountain Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This prominent serpentine monolith rises from Vermont’s farmlands, providing excellent wildlife habitat and spectacular hiking. Snake Mountain rises majestically from the rural farmlands of Vermont, towering over the surrounding landscape and providing vital high-country habitat for falcons, deer, coyotes, and even the occasional bear and moose. Mountains that rise above surrounding flatlands like this one are said to have a high degree of “prominence,” as there are no other mountains surrounding it to obscure the view.
The Nature Conservancy’s Williams Woods Natural Area protects about 81 acres of land near the trailhead; as you progress up the trail, you cross into Snake Mountain Wildlife Management Area, overseen by Vermont Fish and Wildlife. No dogs are permitted in Willmarth Woods, so make a plan to leave them at home. The mountain is an island of high county in the surrounding lowlands, which makes habitats it supports very rare and worth protecting."