Mount Hunger Trail

Waterbury, Vermont 05676

Mount Hunger Trail

Mount Hunger Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Mount Hunger’s open south summit is well-known for its fabulous views of notable Vermont and New Hampshire peaks. The climb is steady and relatively long, but stream crossings, cascades, and ledgy scrambles break up the trip. Inappropriate for most preschoolers, this trip will appeal to older kids who can appreciate the dizzying panoramas.

The Waterbury Trail begins as a wide path heading eastward and soon curls right (southeast) and narrows to rise gently through mature, mixed woods. How about having a scavenger hunt? Tell each child to look for a feather, a seed, a berry, and a smooth rock. In 0.15 mile, the trail bisects mossy granite outcroppings. Do all types of moss feel the same?"

Mount Hunger Trail Reviews

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This is a very nice trail in the dense woods and peaceful forest at the bottom half. Then it gets really steep and quite advanced at the top. I have weak knees so I had to turn around before the summit on the second visit. I went up about 2/3 of the way and just enjoyed the walk on the lower portion. It is also possible to walk down the road (the one you parked off) and just enjoy the peaceful surroundings. This road will take you all the way to Stowe Hollow.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 hours
C. C. Putnam State Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Stowe
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