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The Best Hiking in Colchester

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Top hiking spots in and near Colchester

  • Colchester, Vermont

    Allen Trail

    1.09 mi / 144 ft gain
    Allen Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Colchester, Vermont.
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  • Randolph, Vermont

    Red Rocks Park Loop Trail

    2.34 mi / 413 ft gain
    Red Rocks Park Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near South Burlington, Vermont.
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  • Williston, Vermont

    Mud Pond Conservation Area Trail

    2.96 mi / 486 ft gain
    Mud Pond Conservation Area Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Williston, Vermont.
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  • Jericho, Vermont

    Americana and Mobbs Hill Loop

    2.83 mi / 515 ft gain
    Americana and Mobbs Hill Loop is a loop trail that is moderately difficult located near Jericho, Vermont.
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  • 2221-2573 Stevensville Road, Vermont

    Hike to Butler Lodge

    3.6 mi / 1630 ft gain
    This is a gorgeous, 3.6 mile hike that is doable year round (but may require snowshoes in the winter). Butler Lodge is a historical paradise - originally built in 1933, the cabin was rebuilt in 2000 by some Green Mountain Club Volunteers. Butler Lodge is now a year-round shelter for hikers. There...
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  • 352 Mountain Road, Vermont

    Hike the Sunset Ridge Trail

    5.1 mi / 2480 ft gain
    The Sunset Ridge Trail is a 5.1 mile scenic hike through Underhill State Park in Vermont. Although this hike is a bit strenuous, the 360 degree views at the summit more than reward your efforts. The trail is best hiked from May until October, but can be trafficked throughout the year with snowsho...
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  • Richmond, Vermont

    Audubon River Trail

    1.42 mi / 161 ft gain
    Audubon River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Huntington, Vermont.
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  • 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.
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  • Essex, Vermont

    Homestead and Sheep Thrills Loop

    2.64 mi / 387 ft gain
    Homestead and Sheep Thrills Loop is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Huntington, Vermont.
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  • Norwich, Vermont

    Pease Mountain Loop

    3.02 mi / 548 ft gain
    Pease Mountain Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Charlotte, Vermont.
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  • Stowe, Vermont

    The Nose to The Chin via Long Trail

    2.92 mi / 755 ft gain
    The Nose to The Chin via Long Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Underhill, Vermont.
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  • Hancock, Vermont

    The Chin via Cliff House

    1.38 mi / 361 ft gain
    The Chin via Cliff House is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Underhill, Vermont.
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  • 4157 Nebraska Valley Road, Vermont

    Hike the Lake Mansfield Trail to Nebraska Notch

    3.6 mi / 803 ft gain
    The Nebraska Notch Lake Mansfield Trail is a pleasant 3.6 miles roundtrip and can be trafficked year-round (snowshoes are recommended in the winter). There are gorgeous waterfalls along the trail and amazing views from the top. The trail follows a babbling brook the whole way up. This trail allow...
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  • Cambridge, Vermont

    Hike to Vermont's Sterling Pond

    5.0
    2.2 mi / 965 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 ...
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  • Stowe, Vermont

    Hike Mt. Mansfield via the Long Trail

    5.0
    4.8 mi / 2800 ft gain
    There are several options to reach the summit of Mount Mansfield. The Toll Road (which, appropriately, has a toll to use it), the Laura Cowles trail, the Sunset Ridge trail, Haselton Trail, the Hellbrook Trail… The most popular trail from the east side of the mountain, however, is the section o...
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  • Stowe, Vermont

    Hike the Chin and Profanity Trails

    2.0
    3.8 mi / 2765 ft gain
    The Long Trail to the Chin and Profanity Trail is a 3.8 mile hike, with 2765 feet of elevation gain. Prepare accordingly: this trail is best trafficked on a sunny day, when the trail is free from mud or slippery rocks and roots. Part of this trail involves some scrambling above a cliff edge. The ...
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