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Brousseau Mountain Trail

This trail system is currently PARTIALLY OPEN. See Trail Alerts tab for details.

Trail Overview

This short but sweet hike to summit cliffs provides users with extensive views of the northernmost part of Vermont. 
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Trail Activity
Length
0.7 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate
Town
Norton (VT)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Rock/Ledge, Grass/Meadow
Pets
Permitted on leash
Fees
No
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Description

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:

NorthWoods Stewardship Center

NorthWoods Stewardship Center
154 Leadership Drive/PO Box 220
East Charleston, Vermont 05833
Phone: (802) 723-6551
info@northwoodscenter.org
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Town of Norton
12 VT Route 114
East Norton, VT 05907
Phone: (802) 822-9935
townofnorton@myfairpoint.net

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
Luke.OBrien@vermont.gov
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Avoid hypothermia, even in warm weather, by limiting your sweat and exposure to cold water. Bring warm and dry clothes in case the shivers set in.
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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. 

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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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