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Groton State Forest: Little Deer Mountain

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Hike along the shore of Osmore Pond and then climb to the ridge of Little Deer Mountain for excellent southward views.
Trail Activity
1.0 mile, One Way
Peacham (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Snow, Ungroomed


The Little Deer Mountain trail shares a trailhead with the Osmore Pond loop trail. From the trailhead, the trail travels south past the picnic shelter and along the shore of the pond. At the far southern end of Osmore Pond, Little Deer Mountain Trail departs the pond loop trail and climbs steeply to the ridge of Little Deer Mountain. Good views of Lake Groton and surrounding mountains are visible to the south.

Trail Manager

Visit VT Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation online for more information or contact:

VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation District 5: St. Johnsbury District
374 Emerson Falls Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 751-0136
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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Stick to established trails and campsites. If there's no trail, try to walk on rock, gravel, or snow and spread out so that your group doesn't create a trail.

Trailhead Information

Little Deer Mountain Trailhead is accessed via the New Discovery Vermont State Park entrance on VT-232, 4.3 miles south of US-2 in Marshfield and 9.2 miles north of US-302 in Groton. Memorial Day through Labor Day there is a day use fee for those not staying at state park campgrounds. After Labor Day, trailhead access is via the unmarked road between the white Ranger House on VT-232 at New Discovery State Park and the Maintenance Shop on VT-232.

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