Stowe Pinnacle; Vermont Green Mountains Hike
Total Mileage: 3.5 Miles Directions 44.438780,-72.667493
Total rise: 1608′ Facebook
Hike Time: 3-4 hours My Pintrest
Significance: Views ALL FIRE TOWER PAGE
Here is some of what you need to know: Their is another parking area that I have marked on the map, the coordinates are “HERE”. The lot space is limited and they fill up so get there early and know how to get to both. Note that the lot that I did not use will cut off distance and elevation.
1. Scroll the mouse over the altitude line to see where it lines up on the map
2. Click on the flags for more information
3. Click on the pictures to make them large
This path is easy to follow; blue blazes marked the way and the few intersections that I came across had signs pointing me where I needed to go. Many spots on the trail were very wet so I was glad that I wore my hiking boots instead my trail runners. The distance to the top is only 1.8 miles, but with a climb in elevation of 1600′ it felt like a long drawn out death march. I do not know the story about the teepee in the picture below but it was impressive, my kids would have loved it.
I do not think that there is a mountain in Vermont that is not surrounded by other mountains; needless to say the view is incredible. First, if you were to continue past the Pinnacle your next mountain would be Hogback (I estimate an additional 0.6 miles one way and 600′ elevation gain). From the pinnacle’s summit you sit in the middle of the Worcester Range which includes nearby Mount Hunger to the south, to the left of Hogback is Worcester mountain; the Northern most tip of the range is Elmore Mountain where you can find a well placed fire tower.
Unfortunately some big storms were moving in and the nearby mountains were obscured by the clouds. Starting in the south-west is a string of mountains; you should be able to see Camel’s Hump all the way past Stowe ski resort and Vermont’s tallest Mount Mansfield . I used my peakfinder app to help identify the high points, I put a screen shot below.
I cannot say enough great stuff about Vermont and its people. I always have a great experience when I come here to hike. Ben and Jerry’s is very close by (I ran out of time) and the their are several nearby state parks to camp at. Spend time in this state you will love it.