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South Trail

 

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Location: Vermont, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 44.72970°N / 72.0314°W

Object Title: South Trail

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Created/Edited: Oct 10, 2004 / Nov 1, 2004

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Approach


See the "Getting There" section of the Main Page for directions to the South Trail. Parking is located on both sides of 5A.

Route Description


The trail is 3.4 miles round-trip and gains 1590 feet to reach the summit.

The trailhead is reached on the east side of Rte 5A at the southern end of the parking lot. The trail is clearly marked and blazed with Blue Markings.

As you begin your hike you quickly come to a swamp, with views of the Mts' cliffs. Follow the trail left crossing a wooden bridge, walking over the swamp.

For the first .5 mile the trail heads northeast with a gradual climb. At about .5 miles the trail turns to the north (left) and begins a more gradual climb. In about another .5 mile look a look-out known as Pulpit Rock will provide views of Mts Hor and Bartlett, along with Lake Willoughby. Be sure to take caution here as it is 650' down to the lake.

After returning to the trail it is again a staedy cimb north to the summit. Although not clearly marked the highest point is obtained after about 200 yards beyond walking over some exposed granite.

To return to your car turn and head down teh same trail.

Essential Gear


Standard gear ofr seasonal hiking recommended.

Miscellaneous Info


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