Hiking/Trail Running

Whether you are looking for a gentle walk through the woods, a scenic trail run, or a longer hike to the summit, Mt Ascutney offers spectacular and diverse hiking for everyone’s enjoyment.

The trail network around the Ascutney Outdoors Center is a great option for shorter trips and fun family adventures.  The trails are very well maintained and clearly marked, and are shared with mountain bikers.  The AOC is also a great starting point for a longer hike on the ski slopes up to the top of the new T-bar, which offers great views of Brownsville and the country side, or going further up for views all the way to the White Mountains.

For those wanting to reach the summit of Mt Ascutney on foot, the mountain features five principal, summit-bound hiking trails, three of which are named for the town from which that trail originates.  The State Park publishes a map showing the Summit Trails on Mt Ascutney and useful information.

Other hiking options include departing from the Mountainside Drive trailhead for a stroll up the expansive Mile Long Field and easy access to the central section of the trails network. The Town Forest trail head provides an extensive trail network wandering up, around and through a variety of different environments highlighting the natural beauty of Vermont.

Visit our ‘location’ page for more information and directions to each trail-head.