This route utilizes very rough Green Mtn Forest Roads along with a snowmobile trail and the AT/LT to access the summit of Glastenbury Mtn. This route is only recommended for high-clearance 4WD vehicles. This shortens the hike distance dramatically from other popular routes which range from 18-22 Miles RT. This hike is only about 5 Miles RT and about 1100ft Elev. Gain.
There is an unsigned dirt road off Glastenbury RD in Shaftsbury, VT. About 150ft down the road is a sign that states that it is a Trail and unmaintained by the township. As you proceed up the very rough rocky trail, there is a clearing that was once the hamlet of Fayville, there is only a small private camp there now. Proceeding farther up the forest road (FR307) there is a closed bridge (Use Caution) and an old unused gate. At the Y in the road take the right (other RD posted as closed). The road takes a sharp turn to the south (FR313) and proceeds for a couple miles until you arrive at a barrier. Park here and hike the snowmobile trail until it intersects with the AT/LT, turn right (South) and the summit is reached in about 3/4 Mile. Total distance for the trip approximately 5MI RT (Elev. Gain about 1100ft). (*Caution FR307/313 are about 4 Miles of very rough road and there are no signs for FR307 or FR313)
High Clearance 4WD, Spare Tire. Caution: No cell phone service here.
This road passes near a couple of private camps and some private land. Camping is only advisable towards the end of FR313 or along the snowmobile route which is GMNF land.