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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

Signature Summer Hikes

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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. 

*Summer activities subject to change

Full Moon Hikes

Explore the Spruce Loop and other trails surrounding our community under the light of the full moon, while your guide provides astronomy facts and observations. Exact route of hike will vary based on trail conditions and participants' skill levels. $40 per person

  • May 23 , 2024 - The Flower Moon
  • June 21, 2024 - The Strawberry Moon
  • July 21, 2024 - The Buck Moon
  • August 19, 2024 - The Sturgeon Moon (Supermoon!)
  • September 17, 2024 - The Harvest Moon
  • October 17, 2024 -  The Hunter Moon
  • November 15, 2024 - The Beaver Moon

Beer Strolls & WiNe Walks

  • Relax and learn more about the Spruce Peak area with a casual stroll/property tour while enjoying one of our local beer/wine options selected by the guide.
  • Rated Easy/Beginner - No experience necessary. Must be able to walk on mostly flat terrain with some ascents, descents and stairs.
  • $20/person plus cost of beverages

Spruce Loop Hike

  • Relax and learn more about the Spruce Peak area with a casual stroll/property tour while enjoying one of our local beer/wine options selected by the guide.
  • Rated Easy/Beginner - No experience necessary. Must be able to walk on mostly flat terrain with some ascents, descents and stairs.
  • $30 Person | Complimentary on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Sterling Pond Hike

  • Hike up the Spruce Peak side of the mountain to the reach the pristine banks of Sterling Pond, Vermont’s Highest alpine pond! Cool off and enjoy a swim or pack a lunch for once we get to the pond to enjoy some more time in nature.
  • Rated Advanced - Some hiking experience necessary. Must be able to walk on varying terrain with many ascents and descents. 1 liter (32 oz) of water required.
  • $80 Person | 5 Hours

Elephant's head hike

  • Take a hike up the long trail to reach the beautiful viewing point of Elephants Head!
  • Rated Advanced - Some hiking experience necessary. Must be able to walk on varying terrain with many ascents and descents. 1 liter (32 oz) of water required.
  • $60 Person | 4 hours

Barnes Camp Loop

  • Take a hike around the Barnes Camp loop with a taste of adventure including creek crossing, heavy foliage and plenty of different views.
  • Rated Intermediate - No experience necessary. Must be able to walk on varying terrain with some ascents, descents and stairs.
  • $50 Person | 2 hours

Mt. Mansfield Hike

  • Take a hike up the tallest mountain in Vermont! Views of all surrounding Mountains & Lake Champlain! Experience the Hazelton Trail, Ridgeline Trail, & Long Trail all in one amazing trip!
  • Rated Advanced - Some hiking experience necessary. Must be able to walk on varying terrain with many ascents and descents. 1 liter (32 oz) of water required.
  • $80 Person | 5 hours

Summer Foliage Hike

  • Take a hike through the lower parts of Spruce Peak & Mt. Mansfield for incredible views of foliage.
  • Rated Intermediate - No experience necessary. Must be able to walk on mostly varying terrain with some ascents, descents and stairs.
  • $45 Person | 1.5 hours

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 gain of 2,600ft

 

For more trails, maps, and open status information visit TrailFinder.info

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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 June 11, 2024

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