Elmore Mountain Trail

Lamoille County, Vermont

Elevation Gain1,333ft
Trailhead Elevation1,363ft
Elevation Min/Max1363/2605ft
Elevation Start/End1363/1363ft

Elmore Mountain Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Beaver Trail and Balancing Rock Trail.

Elmore Mountain Trail Professional Guides

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Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair
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"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."
Best Day Hikes in Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Jennifer Lamphere Roberts
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"This short climb to a ridgeline walk has many attractions: rock outlooks, a historical fire tower, and an unusual balanced boulder."
Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine (The Mountaineers Books)
Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr
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"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."
Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont (The Mountaineers Books)
Lisa Densmore
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"Mount Elmore is the lowest peak of the Worcester Range, but one of the more prominent (and more hiked) due to its position at the northern end of the range and its fire tower on top."

Elmore Mountain Trail Trip Reports

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Fun and pretty hike, but I would classify it as strenuous for younger kids. We hiked this with our 2- and 4- yr olds (brought our kelty child carrier for when our youngest got tired), and both kids amazed us with how they scaled the mountain. The beginning of the hike was pretty easy with a gradual ascent, but once we got onto the mountain trail it became a lot more strenuous for our little ones. Near the summit are some rocky areas that required a good bit of balance and strength. Younger kids could probably get to the first overlook (before ascending to the fire tower) without too much trouble. We did the whole thing, but it was challenging. Needless to say, once we got our campsite our kids actually asked for bedtime. Overall, a great hike.

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Trail Information

Lamoille County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Skill Level
Additional Use
Elmore State Park, 802-888-2982, vtstateparks.com/htm/elmore.htm
Local Contacts
USGS Morrisville quad; vtstateparks.com/pdfs/elmore.pdf
Local Maps

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