Camp Plymouth State Park

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The Vista Trail provides a scenic view of Echo Lake.
Trail Activity
1.00 mile, Round Trip
Plymouth (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Road, Unpaved
Permitted on leash
Other Activities



Total length is 1.0 mile from Scout Camp Rd to Vista & return. Approximate time is 40 minutes, moderate difficulty, trail is marked with blue blazes.

The trail begins on the old logging road next to Birch Cottage. Follow the roadway 0.1 mile; then look for a trail sign and blue blazes on the left and turn. Follow this footpath until it intersects with another road. Bear left and follow this road to the cemetery. Continue through the top of the cemetery  - the trail re-enters the woods at a location marked by trail sign. The trail then climbs steeply to a vista of Echo Lake and Camp Plymouth State Park. Return by the same route.


Camp Plymouth State Park is a popular recreation area located on the eastern shore of Echo Lake within the town of Plymouth, Vermont. Most visitation to the park occurs in the lakeside day use area that features a beach, playground, picnic area, cabin rentals and boat rentals. A 1.0 mile long hiking trail is located on the east side of the Scout Camp Road.

Trail Manager

Visit Vermont State Parks online for more information and a printable map or contact:

VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation Region 1: Springfield Region
100 Mineral Street, Suite 304
Springfield, VT 05156-3168
Phone: (802) 505-5935
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Know your limits – it’s okay to turn back. Your home is the ultimate destination, not the summit.

Trailhead Information

Trail starts opposite the entrance to Camp Plymouth State Park. A large parking lot is located within the state park. The park is located just over one mile from Route 100 with access provided by Scout Camp Road (Town Highway #42), a paved town road that bisects the property. When the park is closed, a visitor parking lot is located off Scout Camp Road just south of the Buffalo Brook bridge. 

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