Mount Ascutney Trail

Brownsville, Vermont 05037

Mount Ascutney Trail

Mount Ascutney Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Mount Ascutney Trail Reviews

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11/26/2006
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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Trail Information

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

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Jul 2018