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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 Hikes for Fall 2023

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. 

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Full Moon Hikes

Explore the Spruce Loop and other trails surrounding our community under the light of the full moon. 

  • June 3, 2023: Strawberry Moon
  • August 1, 2023: Sturgeon Moon
  • August 30, 2023: Blue Moon
  • September 29, 2023: Harvest Moon

Star Gazing Hikes

Set out on our local trails to escape light pollution and take in the pristine starry skies of Vermont.

  • June 18, 2023: New Moon Hike
  • July 17, 2023: New Moon Hike
  • July 30, 2023: Delta Aquarius Meteor Shower
  • August 13, 2023: Perseids Meteor Shower
  • August 16, 2023: New Moon Hike
  • September 14, 2023: New Moon Hike
  • October 22, 2023: Orionids Meteor Shower

Spruce Loop Beer Strolls & WiNe Walks

Take in the beauty of nature along our Spruce Loops trail, with included beer or wine tastings breaks along the way.

  • June 24, 2023 - Beer Stroll
  • July 22, 2023 - Wine Walk
  • September 2, 2023 - Beer Stroll
  • September 9, 2023 - Wine Walk

Foliage Hike

Explore a small portion of the Long Trail at the entrance of Smuggler's Notch and the Barnes Camp Visitor's Center while you take in the changing colors of the season.

  • Offered in the afternoon and evenings
  • 1.5 Hours | Intermediate Level Hike

Sterling hike

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. To order a lunch, please contact Spruce Peak Outfitters 24 hours in advance. Lunch orders are an additional fee.

  • 4 hours | Intermediate to Advanced Level Hike

Mount Mansfield Hike

Hike to the top of Vermont's tallest mountain! This 5-hour, challenging hike takes a moderate to advanced route up Mt. Mansfield and along the ridge to get the best views Vermont has to offer. 

  • 1-2 liters of water and light snacks are required
  • 5 hours | Difficult to Advanced Level Hike

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


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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 9/5/2023

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