Haystack Mountain

Wilmington, Vermont 05363

Haystack Mountain

Haystack Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"A relaxing half-day family hike to a southern Green Mountain summit overlooking Haystack Pond. A simple jaunt to a modest summit, the Haystack Mountain Trail owes much to a
Nordic tradition.

Ensconced near a hub of winter recreation, this gradual route is designed to transport cross-country skiers from the open woods of a shallow ravine to a mountainous ridge that stretches to Mount Snow. In warmer months, the trail doubles as a great family hike, quickly trading its ski resort favor for the freshness of a hardwood forest and excellent summit views."

Haystack Mountain Reviews

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11/18/2006
Easy, peaceful hike. One section was flooded. Good views -- not quite 360. Would be good for kids.
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11/13/2006
Moderate hike in November. Was a little muddy. When you get to the top of the mountain, it's a little hard to search out the vantage points where you have a view not blocked by trees.
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10/27/2006
The climb was pretty tough, but when we reached the top it was snowy and beautiful. The view was breathtaking. Naturally, the way down was much easier. It is important to remember to read about the trail's route. We didn't and ended up going to the ponds and had to come back for the rest of the climb. Last, it seems like it will be impossible to walk this trail again before spring, as it was muddy and cold already in October.
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Trail Information

Wilmington
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
4.8
Distance
1,020 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Manchester Ranger District, 2538 Depot Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255; (802) 362-2307
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Snow quad
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018