Hiking

Green Mountain Day Hikes: Green Mountain Day Hikes: A myriad of celebrated Vermont day hikes depart from our base area or nearby. Sterling Pond Trail, Haselton Trail, the Mansfield ridgeline from atop the Toll Road, and the Cliff Trail from the top of the Mansfield Gondola offer a range of experiences for every ability level.

Spruce Peak Community Pathways: Miles of gravel pathways wind around the village at Spruce Peak over timber bridges, rough-hewn stairways, and along railings over ravines. The pathways are smooth and accessible, but pass into quiet mountain forests under a canopy of spruce, hardwoods, and hemlocks; far from the buzz of city and town.

The Long Trail: The oldest long-distance footpath in America climbs Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, located just minutes from the base area at Stowe Mountain Resort. Sometimes steep, sometimes rocky, the Long Trail features hiking cabins, airy overlooks, and leads hikers to the alpine zone atop Mansfield with views of Lake Champlain, the White Mountains, and the Adirondacks.

*Warning* The Cliff Trail is an advanced, strenuous trail! This trail follows a very steep and exposed route that requires some climbing on iron rungs and across rock gaps. Hike at your own risk. Experienced hikers should comply with the following:

  • Stay on marked trail
  • Pay attention to the weather and time of day to avoid hiking in dark or wet conditions
  • Wear sturdy hiking shoes