Spruce Mountain is a dog and family friendly hike in Lr Jones State Forest.

Just outside of Plainfield, Vermont, the hike up Spruce Mountain offers stunning views of the surrounding forest and hilly landscape. The trail is used year-round, but is best used in the spring during the wild flower blooms or in the fall to see colorful foliage. 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sturdy hiking boots or walking shoes
  • Snack
  • Warm layers 
  • Sun protection 
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RT Distance 4.2 Miles
Elevation Gain 1135 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic

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