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.
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.
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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.
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.
CAUTION - Trail conditions at this location are variable. Although the trailhead and south-facing slopes might be dry, there could be wet, muddy or icy conditions at higher elevations, in cold hollows or on north-facing slopes. Be prepared to encounter all types of trail conditions and turn around if necessary.
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