Mount Pisgah

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Location:
Vermont, United States, North America
Elevation:
2752 ft / 839 m
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Mount Pisgah
Created On: Oct 10, 2004
Last Edited On: Mar 7, 2006

Overview

Sharing the same name of the Biblical summit from which Moses sighted the Promised Land, rising from the eastern shoreline of Lake Willoughby Mount Pisgah provides excellent views of the fjord-like lake and it's partner mountain Mt. Hor. Carved by glaciers centuries ago, Mount Pisgah's greatest characteristic is it's sheer face plunging into Lake Willoughby. The cliffs have been designated a National Natural Landmark

Located in Willougby State Forest in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom Pisgah provides multiple outdoor opportunities including hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and class VI ice climbing .
Seth Maciejowski on Pitch1 of...
with 600 feet of vertical climbing available

Three marked trails all lead to the summit of Mt. Pisgah, all of which should be considered walk-ups.

Getting There

All of the trailheads leading to Mt. Pisgah are will marked with designated parking areas.

To reach any of the 3 main trails on Mount Pisgah from the south take VT 5A in West Burke and travel approximately 5.7 miles to reach the South Trail. The North Trail can be reached by continuing on 5A for about 2 more miles on the east side of the Lake Willoughby. The third trail (Long Pond - Pisgah Trail) can be reached by taking Long Pond Rd east from Rte 5A for approximately 1 mile, parking will be on the right.


If coming from the north take 5A south from the junction of VT 16 and VT 5A, with Long Pond Rd being the first opportunity to gaina trail.

Red Tape

No Red Tape, however the cliffs are used by Peregrine Falcons

When To Climb

All Year Round

Camping

Camping in Vermont can be done on any public lands, as long as you are below 2500'. Formal camping facilities including tent, RV and cabin rentals are located at the southern end of Lake Willoughby at White Caps Campground .

Tent sites are $17/ night

Mountain Conditions

Barton Weather:




State of Vermont Parks contact:

Vermont Dept. of Forests Parks & Recreation, 103 South Main Street , Waterbury, VT, 05671-0601, Phone: 802-241-3670, parks@fpr.anr.state.vt.us

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Flanders

Flanders - Feb 1, 2005 5:21 pm - Hasn't voted

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I've included it. Let my people go!

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Feb 1, 2005 10:25 pm - Voted 10/10

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All right but the waters of Lake Willoughby will remain parted. Tell that to your burning bush.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jan 29, 2005 9:02 pm - Voted 10/10

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FYI, in case you want to add this to the page, Pisgah was the name of the Biblical summit from which Moses sighted the Promised Land. I know how religious you are, Flanders. How could you not have known this? ;- )

Flanders

Flanders - Feb 1, 2005 5:21 pm - Hasn't voted

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I've included it. Let my people go!

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Feb 1, 2005 10:25 pm - Voted 10/10

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All right but the waters of Lake Willoughby will remain parted. Tell that to your burning bush.

Luc

Luc - Mar 25, 2013 10:32 pm - Hasn't voted

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Guidebooks

Ice Climber's Guide to Northern New England



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