Burnt Hill Trail

Trail Overview

This trail passes through the Breadloaf Wilderness en route to its end at the Long Trail (1.5-2 hours one way).
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Trail Activity
Hiking
Length
2.0 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Moderate, Advanced
Towns
Hancock (VT), Ripton (VT)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt
Pets
Unknown
Fees
No
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Description

The trail enters the Breadloaf Wilderness at 0.5 miles where there is a trail register. The trail climbs easily and coincides with the Norske cross-country ski trail from the trailhead until a junction at 0.7 miles, at which point the Burnt Hill Trail turns left (the Norske Trail continues straight ahead). At the left turn, the trail follows an old logging road for 1.0 miles, and then bears left off the old logging road at 1.7 miles from the trailhead. The Burnt Hill Trail ascends steadily from here to the Long Trail, which it meets at 2.2 miles. At the Long Trail it is 2.5 miles to Middlebury Gap to the south, and 0.6 miles to Boyce Shelter to the north.

Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in. Trail blazing, maintenance, and signage will be minimal in Wilderness Areas.

No horses, mountain bikes, or motorized vehicles.

Trail Manager

For additional information, visit the Green Mountain Club website, or contact:

Green Mountain Club

Green Mountain Club
4711 Waterbury-Stowe Rd.
Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Phone: (802) 244-7037
gmc@greenmountainclub.org
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US Forest Service
Phone: (802) 767-4261
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Trail Tips

Travel on Durable Surfaces
If your bike tires make an indent on the trail surface, it is too wet to ride. Come back when the trails have dried out.
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Trailhead Information

From Middlebury, travel south on Route 7 to where it intersects with Route 125. Travel east on Route 125 for 6.6 miles, and turn left onto Forest Road 59. Parking is located at 1.1 miles, in an unmarked grassy parking lot with a sharp right hand turn. This parking lot is located on private property, please be respectful of the owners.

From Rochester, travel north 4.0 miles on Route 100 to where it intersects with Route 125. Travel west on Route 125 for 9.1 miles, and turn right onto Forest Road 59. Parking is located at 1.1 miles, in an unmarked grassy parking lot with a sharp right hand turn. This parking lot is located on private property, please be respectful of the owners.

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