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The possibilities around The Lodge are astounding. Enjoy a relaxing walk on a nature path or a challenging Mount Mansfield summit. A fifteen minute hike or a full day adventure is at your fingertips within a short walk or drive of the lodge. Lace up and enjoy the experience at these popular Vermont vacation spots.

Iconic Hikes Guide

Guided Hikes by Spruce Peak Outfitters

View the full Spruce Peak Outfitters Schedule Here

Through October 10, 2022

For all hikes your guide will have bug spray, sunscreen, and a first aid kit to share. Included in the price is hiking poles. Guests must bring their own water, proper shoes, and layers. Cameras optional, but highly recommended.


Spruce Loop Hike

  • Offered Daily at 10:00am
  • Take a tour of our community This 1 – 2 mile tour begins near The Spa and spans around the Spruce Peak Community
  • Easy Hike. All ages welcome. Participants under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • $20/person (Complimentary on Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Boardwalk Hike: 

  • Offered Mondays & Thursdays at 12:00pm, Wednesdays at 1:00pm, and Friday at 2:00pm
  • Explore a small portion of the Long trail at the entrance of Smugglers Notch and the Barnes camp Visitor’s Center.
  • Intermediate Hike. All ages welcome. Participants under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • $30/person | 1.5 Hours

Sterling Swim & Hike:

  • Offered Tuesdays and Saturdays at 12:00pm 
  • Pack or order a picnic lunch for the top, where you can dine on the banks of pristine Sterling Pond, the highest alpine pool in Vermont, situated in a valley between three mountains: Madonna, Sterling, and Spruce Peak.
  • Lunch can be ordered 24hours in advance for an additional fee, or bring your own.
  • Intermediate to Advanced hike. All ages welcome. Participants under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • 60/person | 4 hours

Spruce Moose is on the Loose! Storybook Hike

  • Offered Sundays and Thursdays at 4:00pm
  • Join us for a storytime hike through the Spruce Loop
  • Easy Hike. All ages welcome. Participants under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • $20/person | 50 minutes


Recommended Trails

Barnes Camp Boardwalk

This wheel-chair accessible, wooden boardwalk weaves through beaver-built swamps and ponds, complete with educational panels, towars a breathtaking view of Smuggler's Notch
Rated Easy - Wheelchair Accessible 600ft

The Stowe Rec Path

Perfect for both cycling and casual walks, this paved path criss-crosses the town of Stowe allowing for a self-guided tour of such popular spots as Idletyme Brewing and Stowe Cider.
Rated Easy - 5.3miles total 

Bingham Falls

Wind through the rocky forest to a pristine 40-foot cascading waterfall with deep gorges - a perfect destination for warm summer days.
Rated Moderate - 0.5miles

Sterling Pond

A beautiful option for a half-day hike, this well-maintained section of the famous Long Trail takes you past a beautiful mountain pond and numerous scenic photo spots.
Rated Moderate - Loops range from 2 to 3.4miles - Currently Closed for Mud Season

Hellbrook Trail

The most direct, steepest, and difficult trail to the summit of Mt. Mansfield, Hellbrook is often thought as the most challenging hiking trail in the state of Vermont.
Rated Extremely Difficult - 2 miles to summit with elevation gail of 2,600ft


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Not sure of the best trails for your skill level? Call 802.760.4061 to speak to our Spruce Peak Outfitters team for personal recommendations. 

Page last updated 5/23/2022

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