Montpelier, VT: Moose Mountain

Climb less than 1,000 ft. to craggy overlooks of Lake Willoughby and Mount Pisah on this 8.3-mile out-and-back in Willoughby State Park.
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Climb less than 1,000 ft. to craggy overlooks of Lake Willoughby and Mount Pisah on this 8.3-mile out-and-back in Willoughby State Park.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.9

Waypoints

MMT001

Location: 44.7192001342773, -72.1022491455078

Head E-NE onto Moose Mnt. Trail

MMT002

Location: 44.7202835083008, -72.0968475341797

Trail scrambles up granite boulder field

MMT003

Location: 44.7199821472168, -72.0948028564453

L @ 3-way; overlook of Wheeler Pond on R

MMT004

Location: 44.7191696166992, -72.0873107910156

Ridgeline of Moose Mtn.; trail flattens out

MMT005

Location: 44.722053527832, -72.083984375

Moose Mountain (2,360 feet)

MMT006

Location: 44.7272567749023, -72.0726089477539

L @ 3-way

MMT007

Location: 44.7320785522461, -72.0764465332031

Views of Mt. Pisgah's 1,000-foot cliffs; retrace path to last intersection, bear L onto main trail

MMT008

Location: 44.7215156555176, -72.0678176879883

4-way @ logging road, trail crosses road and continues straight

MMT009

Location: 44.7208518981934, -72.0601348876953

R @ 3-way jeep trail

MMT010

Location: 44.7190017700195, -72.0511169433594

L @ 3-way intersection of Moose Mtn. and Henry Hawkes Trail

MMT011

Location: 44.7218818664551, -72.0490036010742

Mt. Hor East overlook, clifftop perch with views to NE of Lake Willoughby and Pisgah Cliffs

MMT012

Location: 44.7234992980957, -72.0486526489258

Mt. Hor West: Views to NW of lake and Mt. Pisgah; return to car by same route