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Brousseau Mountain Trail

This short but sweet hike to summit cliffs provides users with extensive views of the northernmost part of Vermont. 
Trail Activity
Hiking Snowshoeing
0.70 miles, One Way
Easy, Moderate
Norton (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Rock/Ledge, Grass/Meadow
Permitted on leash


The trail begins by taking hikers through an open meadow before leading into a recently cut forest and winding through the wood for a time. Near the summit, the trail winds over granite bedrock and then to the forested peak. A short distance further, there is a cliff lookout that provide extensive views to the south and east. 

Other Information

ATTENTION: Brousseau Mountain is one of the few nesting sites of the endangered Peregrine Falcon. In order to avoid the spring-summer incubation period when the birds and their young are most sensitive, hiking is prohibited before August 1st. 

Trail Manager

For more information about the trails, visit the Northwoods Stewardship Center online or contact:

Town of Norton
12 VT Route 114
East Norton, VT 05907
Phone: (802) 822-9935

NorthWoods Stewardship Center

NorthWoods Stewardship Center
154 Leadership Drive/PO Box 220
East Charleston, Vermont 05833
Phone: (802) 723-6551
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VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation District 5: St. Johnsbury District

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

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Visit busy trailheads mid-week to avoid crowds.
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Trailhead Information

From Norton, drive east on VT-114 N for 2.9 miles. Turn right onto Brousseau Mountain Road and continue to the gated terminus. Parking is limited, so please pull off the road completely without blocking the gate or camp access. From the gate continue straight up the access road, where shortly, trailhead signs will appear on the left. 

Please note that there will likely be very limited parking in the winter. 

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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Trail Alerts

Annual Peregrine Closure
March 15 – August 1

These cliffs and surrounding areas are used by Peregrine Falcons, a state-listed endangered species, for nesting and rearing young fledglings. Peregrine falcons are very sensitive to disturbance near the nest site. To protect the peregrine chicks, certain areas are closed when the peregrines are nesting, generally from March through mid-August.

Private Property
This trail passes through private property. Please respect the landowner and protect future access by staying on the marked trail and following all rules.

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