Burnt Mountain

Montgomery, Vermont 5470

Burnt Mountain

Burnt Mountain Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This remote, relatively unknown mountain leads you past beaver ponds, a high-mountain orchard, and a craggy summit. Hazen’s Notch is home to remote and beautiful hiking and world-class, groomed cross-country ski trails. Consider this trip for any season, though note that trail pass fees apply in winter; cross-country skis and snowshoes may be rented at the welcome center. At the trailhead, stop to check the kiosk on the right for trail updates and information about the Hazen’s Notch Association, which manages this land. Started in 1994, the association is a prime example of a community-based land trust formed to preserve habitat and recreational activities.

NOTICE: A 200-acre area on Burnt Mountain has been posted against trespassing by the landowner. There is no access to trails beyond the High Meadow (www.hazensnotch.org). Ensure continued landowner generosity for public access by obeying the posted rules."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Larry Pletcher (Updated and revised by Tom Seymour)
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"This is a short out-and-back hike to a nice view of Hazen’s Notch or a half-day trek to a little-known peak in remote north-central Vermont. NOTICE: A 200-acre area on Burnt Mountain has been posted against trespassing by the landowner. There is no access to trails beyond the High Meadow (www.hazensnotch.org). Ensure continued landowner generosity for public access by obeying the posted rules." Read more
Snowshoe Routes: New England (The Mountaineers Books)
Diane Bair & Pamela Wright
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"Ready for a workout? You’ll get one on this steep trek up to the summit of 2800-foot Burnt Mountain in northern Vermont, It’s a 4.6-mile up-and-back hike, but you can choose to opt out sooner, if you like. Window Rock, with nice views of Hazens Notch, is about halfway up the mountain. Continue the strenuous hike to the bare peak, and views open up even more to reveal surrounding mountain ranges, and on a clear day, Mount Mansfield and Lake Champlain. The good thing about this hike is that it’s pretty much unheard of so you’re likely to have the trail and the mountaintop to yourself. The more popular hikes—Mount Mansfield to the south and rugged Jay Peak to the north-draw hardy winter peak-baggers, leaving this pretty, remote peak to those in the know. NOTICE: A 200-acre area on Burnt Mountain has been posted against trespassing by the landowner. There is no access to trails beyond the High Meadow (www.hazensnotch.org). Ensure continued landowner generosity for public access by obeying the posted rules." Read more
Best Day Hikes in Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Jennifer Lamphere Roberts
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"Pass beaver ponds and an orchard on the way to a remote, rocky ridgeline with long views. Burnt Mountain (2,800 ft) offers a relatively new hiking adventure in Vermont, its trail established in 1990 and maintained by Hazen's Notch Association (HNA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to conservation, education, and land restoration. NOTICE: A 200-acre area on Burnt Mountain has been posted against trespassing by the landowner. There is no access to trails beyond the High Meadow. Please refer to http://www.hazensnotch.org/hiking.htm" Read more

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Trail Information

Montgomery
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
May 15–December 15; welcome center open weekdays 9 a.m.–4 p.m., weekends 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; all trails closed April 15–May 15
Season
Hazen’s Notch Association, 802-326-4799, hazensnotch.org/Hiking.htm
Local Contacts
USGS Hazen’s Notch quad; hazensnotch.org/Winter-Trail-Map.htm
Local Maps

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Dec 2018