Mount Ascutney Trail

Windsor, Vermont 5089

Mount Ascutney Trail

Mount Ascutney Trail Professional Review and Guide

"It’s long, it’s tough, it’s complicated. But the hike to the Ascutney summit is worth it. In fact, with all the intriguing distractions, the kids will probably notice neither the length of this route nor the steady climb. Numerous stream crossings near miniature waterfalls, water slides, and pools highlight the initial mile, while a series of overlooks with terrific local views characterizes the next mile or so.

The frequent trail junctions allow kids to hone their map- and compass-reading skills. A trailside lean-to shelters overnight campers, and the summit lookout tower invites all to survey the landscape from a giant’s perspective. An added bonus: Unlike most mountain climbs, as you gain elevation, the slope eases. Your legs will appreciate that!"

Mount Ascutney Trail Reviews

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6/29/2010
Brutal hick for average views. Best view was from the observation tower. Small waterfall, about 1/2 mile up.
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Trail Information

Windsor
Nearby City
5.6
Distance
2,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
5.5 hours
Duration
May-October
Season
Ascutney State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Ascutney
Local Maps

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Jul 2018