Elmore Mountain Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Lamoille County, Vermont. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 1,363 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,333 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Along the trail there is a viewpoint. The trail ends near Elmore Mountain (elevation 2,585 feet). There is also a tower near the end of the trail.
Elmore Mountain Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Hike this moderate ridge-top loop to a fire tower with open ledge views, boulder caves to explore, and a balancing rock. The trails to Elmore Mountain have been upgraded into a fun 3.2-mile loop, with ledgy views and a five-story fire tower to climb! While hikers of most ages will enjoy the trail, parents with toddlers may find reaching the summit a challenge as there are steep, wet sections of trail and because the fire tower has very few safety railings. This trip describes a clockwise route up the steeper, wetter sections and down the more gradual sections."
--Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair, Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"This short climb to a ridgeline walk has many attractions: rock outlooks, a historical fire tower, and an unusual balanced boulder."
--Jennifer Lamphere Roberts, Best Day Hikes in Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"Elmore State Park deserves a weekend rather than an afternoon, offering swimming on the sandy shore of Lake Elmore, picnic facilities, and a camping area at the base of the trail. (In addition to the main trail, a short nature trail loops around near the trailhead.) The mountaintop is easily accessed by most families via an interesting route that winds along a stream and beside moss-covered ledges."
--Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr, Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine (The Mountaineers Books).
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