Okemo Mountain-Healdville Trail

Mount Holly, Vermont 5758

Okemo Mountain-Healdville Trail

Okemo Mountain-Healdville Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This is a half-day climb on a little-known trail to remarkable fire tower views.

Mount Okemo rises only 15 miles due west of Mount Ascutney, but geological differences prove that these mountains originated half a world apart. A portion of the billion-year-old Precambrian Green Mountain core, Mount Okemo is native to these parts, carved by glaciers into soft contours that reach out to surrounding hills.

Mount Ascutney, by contrast, is the new kind on the block--an ice-resistant chunk of White Mountain pluton that crossed the Atlantic only 350 million years ago to stand in stark isolation above a valley floor. In practical terms, the geographical history of these neighboring summits explains why Mount Okemo supports a kinder, gentler trail."

Okemo Mountain-Healdville Trail Reviews

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2/21/2004
This trail is a nice hike through a hard wood forest like the author says to A fire tower. The trailhead is found easily with the description that is given also, it well blazed. I used snow shoes on the trail you might be able to get away with crampons because the trail was pretty much hard packed all the way to the fire tower. If you plan to bushwack some you will want snow shoes. I would say that there is about 18" to 20" of powder off of the trail. I wish I could tell you about the view from the tower but it was snowing when I did this hike. All in All A good hike Enjoy, Robert
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Trail Information

Mount Holly
Nearby City
5.8
Distance
1,900 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, District I, 100 Mineral Street, Suite 304, Springfield, VT 05156; (802) 885-8824
Local Contacts
USGS Ludlow and Mount Holly quads
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