Hancock, Vermont

Top Spots in and near Hancock

  • Hancock, Vermont

    Hike at Texas Falls Recreation Area

    5.0
    1 mi / 209 ft gain
    Directly across from the main parking area are the viewing access points of Texas Falls.  A footbridge crosses high above the flume and gorge, offering the best views.  Crossing the bridge, there are plenty of other great view points with wooden railings keeping you away from the steep drops.  ...
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  • Granville, Vermont

    Photograph Moss Glen Falls

    4.5
    While enjoying some of Vermont's most beautiful fall foliage along Route 100, be sure to stop and photograph Moss Glen Falls. Located approximately 3 miles outside of Granville, Vermont, Moss Glen can be found right along the roadside, making these falls easily accessible. There is a large parkin...
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  • Salisbury, Vermont

    Camp at Lake Dunmore

    The campground office for Branbury state park is on the opposite side of Route 53 from the pin on the map here, but the best campsites are where the pin is.  Start by going and talking to the rangers at the office, they are super friendly and very helpful for recommendations of hikes or things to...
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  • Warren, Vermont

    Explore Warren Falls

    5.0
    0.25 mi
    Warren Falls is a popular local swimming hole just outside of Warren, VT on Route 100. You can access the falls by driving south on Route 100 from Warren (it's 3.5 miles south on the right hand side) or north from Granville on Route 100. The parking lot is clearly marked with a sign and ample par...
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  • Bristol, Vermont

    Bartlett Falls

    5.0
    The 14 foot falls plunge into a deep pool, perfect for cliff jumping. There is even a shallow end for younger children. Always take caution when cliff jumping. Make sure your path is clear of rocks.  Direction: Turn east on Lincoln Gap Road from Rt. 116 a mile north of Bristol. The falls are vis...
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  • 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. 
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  • 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...
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  • Castleton, Vermont

    Hike around Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park

    Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park is a unique collection of hiking trails and walking paths that meander more than 204 acres of fields, forests, gorges, cliffs, and gardens. The best way to explore these enchanting trails is to pack a picnic and lace up your hiking boots for a full-day ramble. ...
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  • Woodstock, Vermont

    The Pogue and Mount Tom Trail

    4.38 mi / 751 ft gain
    The Pogue and Mount Tom Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Woodstock, Vermont.
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  • Huntington, Vermont

    Camel's Hump Summit via the Burrows Trail

    4.0
    4.4 mi / 2228 ft gain
    This adventure takes you up the Burrows Trail from the Huntington side of Camel's Hump. There are multiple trails to the summit, but this trail is the shortest. It is 2.4 miles to the summit with 2300' elevation gain. The trailhead is accessed from the aptly named Camel's Hump Road out of Huntin...
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  • Duxbury, Vermont

    Camel's Hump Summit via Monroe Trail

    4.8
    6.22 mi / 2572 ft gain
    You'll begin your Monroe Trail hike at approximately 1500', parking in one of three designated gravel lots along Camel's Hump Road in Duxbury. This trail is 6.8 miles round trip, and gains approximately 2583' in elevation. It is located on the east side of the mountain. Much of your hike will ...
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  • Hartford, Vermont

    Camp at Quechee State Park

    4.0
    Located on the Ottauquechee River, Quechee State Park offers camping options right beside one of Vermont's most famous gorges—Quechee Gorge. The steel bridge that passes over the 165 ft. gorge is just one of many spectacular views in this area. Quechee State Park is on Route 4 and easily accessi...
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  • 324 State Park Road, Vermont

    Hike to Mount Philo

    5.0
    1.9 mi / 538 ft gain
    Mount Philo is a great hike year-round with incredible views from the summit. Starting from the bottom, the right hand portion of the loop is ‘paved,’ while the left hand portion is more of a traditional trail hiking experience. Dogs are allowed on this trail, but must be kept on leash. Take caut...
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  • Essex, New York

    Deep Water Solo at The Palisades on Lake Champlain

    Free soloing gets a lot of hype in the climbing world. No surprise, you're putting your life at risk basically. But, as climbers haven't you wanted to experience free soloing? You can, and you can take away some of the risk/death aspects of it by deep water soloing. This rare form of climbing can...
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  • Wallingford, Vermont

    Hike the White Rocks Ice Beds Trail

    1.6 mi / 180 ft gain
    This 1.6 mile round trip hike starts from the Ice Beds parking lot in the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont.  The trailhead is close to the parking lot entrance, following the blue-blazed trail.  Be sure to read the signs, as the far trailhead is a hike to the cliffs, not the ice beds. Af...
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  • Waterbury Center, Vermont

    Hike Mt. Hunger

    5.0
    4.2 mi / 2263 ft gain
    Mt Hunger stands at 3540 ft and face Vermont's tallest mountain, Mt Mansfield. At 45 min drive from Burlington, this is a challenging out and back hike.  The views it offers and the waterfalls you will find along the path, makes it a good alternative to the overcrowded trails of Mt Mansfield. Th...
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Camping and Lodging in Hancock

Moosalamoo Campground
Salisbury, Vermont

Moosalamoo Campground

Killington Grand Hotel
Killington, Vermont

Killington Grand Hotel

From $500 / night

Lake Bomoseen KOA Holiday
Hubbardton, Vermont

Lake Bomoseen KOA Holiday

Quechee / Pine Valley KOA Holiday
Hartford, Vermont

Quechee / Pine Valley KOA Holiday

Union Village Dam Picnic Area (Vt)
Thetford, Vermont

Union Village Dam Picnic Area (Vt)

Guides, Insights and Stories from Hancock

Visit the Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Vermont

Visit the Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Vermont

Tara Schatz

Explore the Mountains of Vermont on a Route 100 Road Trip

Explore the Mountains of Vermont on a Route 100 Road Trip

Tara Schatz

Top 5 Adventures in Vermont

Top 5 Adventures in Vermont

The Outbound Collective

Winter Camping Recipe: Fire Charred Eggplant Sabich

Winter Camping Recipe: Fire Charred Eggplant Sabich

Emily Hlaváč Green

Life on the Long Trail: An Expedition through Vermont's Green Mountains

Life on the Long Trail: An Expedition through Vermont's Green Mountains

Aaron Ibey

8 Ways to Develop Outdoor Skills on a Gap Year

8 Ways to Develop Outdoor Skills on a Gap Year

Julia Rogers