Bristol, Vermont

Top Spots in and near Bristol

  • Keene Valley, New York

    Backpack the Dix Range

    4.5
    17 mi
    Day 1The trail begins about a mile past the intersection of Rt. 73 and Rt. 9 just east of a bridge over the North Fork Boquet River. Note: this trail is unmarked, so be sure to have an accurate map of the area. I recommend going to The Mountaineer store in Keene Valley and asking one of the cler...
    Read more
  • Cambridge, Vermont

    Spruce Peak and Sterling Pond Loop

    5.0
    3.38 mi / 1204 ft gain
    If you're in New England during September or early October, a drive up north into Vermont is an absolute must for prime fall foliage. I-89 brings you through the state from I-93, and is in itself a beautifully scenic drive. Stowe, Vermont is a small ski resort town located just outside of Mt. Man...
    Read more
  • Cambridge, Vermont

    Sterling Pond Trail

    5.0
    2.28 mi / 876 ft gain
    Sterling Pond trail begins across the street from a parking area on Route 108, about 3 miles south of Smugglers' Notch Resort. Keep in mind that the road is closed to vehicles once the snow falls, so if you want to hike this area in the winter, you'll have to park about 40 minutes away and hike ...
    Read more
  • Keene Valley, New York

    Climb Chapel Pond Slab

    Chapel Pond area is mostly known for its ice climbing on the other side of the pond, but some easier, but runout slab climbing can be had on the eastern side.  There is ample parking on both sides of the road in the form of pull offs and the walk to the base of the climbing is only a few hundred ...
    Read more
  • Ausable Chasm, New York

    Ausable Chasm

    1.84 mi / 210 ft gain
    Ausable Chasm is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Peru, New York.
    Read more
  • Keene Valley, New York

    Hike Indian Head and Fish Hawk Cliffs

    4.3
    10.4 mi / 2000 ft gain
    At 10.4 mile long, this lengthy, but easy loop takes you to two ADK lower peaks. The views from Indian Head and Fish Hawk Cliffs will blow your mind away. I love stopping here every time I make my way to ADK. The colors are absolutely gorgeous in the fall. From the parking lot, take the lake road...
    Read more
  • Keene Valley, New York

    Nippletop, Indian Head, Gothics

    5.0
    21.55 mi / 7631 ft gain
    We completed this loop over the course of 3 days in late June, however for those who pack extraordinarily light and/or travel extraordinarily fast, this loop could be completed in 2 days. There are also a plethora of trail intersections to either extend or shorten your loop to different preferenc...
    Read more
  • Keene Valley, New York

    Hike to Noonmark Mountain

    5.0
    4.6 mi / 2300 ft gain
    This trail actually begins off an easement of private roads at the Ausable Club. From the main road, you will see the Register and signage showing 2.1 miles to Noonmark. Continue on a gravel road until an arrow directs you to take a right into the woods. Follow the Stimson Trail to the summit. Th...
    Read more
  • Appalachian Trail, Vermont

    Hike to Thundering Brook Falls

    4.5
    0.4 mi / 29 ft gain
    The hike to Thundering Brook Falls is kid friendly and fun for the whole family. At only .4 miles roundtrip, this is an excellent quick workout. Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash. This trail is hiked year-round but is best used in the spring, summer, or during fall colors. 
    Read more
  • Mendon, Vermont

    Hike to Killington Peak

    5.0
    3.4 mi
    The trail head (Bucklin Trail) is found a couple of miles up Wheelerville Road on the left. Wheerlerville is a dirt road that will be muddy in the spring and summer. The drive is long enough that you will think you did something wrong, but you haven't! the trail head will eventually pop up.The tr...
    Read more
  • Keene Valley, New York

    Hike to Gothics Mountain, Pyramid Peak, and Sawteeth Mountain via Beaver Meadow Falls

    4.0
    14.3 mi / 4900 ft gain
    Gothics Mountain is number 10 in height on the 46ers list, standing at 4,736 feet. Pyramid Peak stands at 4,550 feet, but because of it's location and closeness to Gothics, it is not considered one of the 46ers. Sawteeth is number 35 in height on the 46ers list, standing at 4,100 feet.This is a 1...
    Read more
  • Keene Valley, New York

    Hike to Mount Colvin and Blake Peak

    4.0
    14.6 mi / 4000 ft gain
    Mount Colvin and Blake Peak are located along the Colvin Range in the High Peaks Wilderness. Mount Colvin is number 39 on the 46er list, at 4,057 feet. Blake Peak is is number 43 on the list, at 3,960 feet, although new surveying methods discovered this summit just short of 4,000 feet, tradition ...
    Read more
  • Keene Valley, New York

    Hike Rooster Comb Mountain

    5.2 mi / 1795 ft gain
    Take in two unique views of the Adirondacks on one hike. Rooster Comb offers a great 5.2 mile round trip hike that gives you some unique vantage points. Starting from the parking lot you cross over a nice wooden bridge to the trail registry. Remember to sign in. Next you'll come up on a pond in w...
    Read more
  • Jay, New York

    Jay Covered Bridge

    Originally erected in 1857, it was restored to its original state in 2006. The only bridge traffic allowed is pedestrian and bicycle. The bridge resides over the east branch of the Ausable River. It is currently listed on the State Register of Historic Places. In the warmer months, the covered...
    Read more
  • Keene Valley, New York

    Climb Haystack, Basin & Saddleback

    18 mi
    This hike starts in the Garden Parking Lot in Keene Valley, NY. The Garden parking lot (operated by the town of Keene) costs $7 per day from late April through the end of October (2014 rate). An attendant is on duty 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Fridays and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Town e...
    Read more
  • Keene, New York

    Rock Climb Owl's Head Mountain

    Owls Head Mountain is a hot spot when it comes to hiking. For climbers, it's a great crag to hone in your skills and practice moving fluidly. The height of the wall is on the smaller side, I'd say somewhere around 50-55 feet. The view and rock quality, however, that is the real draw.  Once you've...
    Read more