Burke Mountain

Burke, Vermont 05871

Burke Mountain

Burke Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"A drive-up summit with a network of trails to an observation tower and secondary peak. A solitary peak in the Northeast Kingdom’s southern tier, Burke Mountain is a special case. While a ramshackle trail runs from bottom to top, it also converges with an auto road that leads to a summit tower.

Is it better to hike or drive? That depends on your point of view. Overgrown vistas, a confusing route, and a 0.75-mile walk on a graded access road persuaded me that climbing the full height of this mountain wasn’t the best idea."

More Burke Mountain Professional Reviews and Guides

"This remote trail passes through a stand of enormous ash and maple trees on its way to spectacular views from the summit of a popular skiing and mountain-biking destination."

"You’ve heard that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but did you know that the same thing applies to mountains? Indeed, the steep slopes of conical Burke Mountain seem to indicate a formidable trail to the summit.

In reality, the grades are surprisingly easy and the walk is a pleasant one. You may even feel a little guilty enjoying such spectacular views from the lookout tower because you didn’t have to work very hard to get there."

Burke Mountain Reviews

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Trail Information

Burke
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
0.2-1.4 miles
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, District V, 1229 Portland Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; (802) 751-0110
Local Contacts
USGS Burke Mountain quad
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