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Burnt Hill Trail

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

Description

The Burnt Hill trail climbs easily to a junction at 0.7 miles, and then turns to the left. The trail continues to climb easily along an old logging road for the first 1.0 mile. Then it enters the Breadloaf Wilderness and climbs more steeply to its junction with the Long Trail at 2.1 miles. Boyce Shelter is located 0.6 miles north of the junction on the Long Trail. Maximum elevation change is 1280 feet.

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

Visit Green Mountain National Forest online for more information or contact:

US Forest Service
Phone: (802) 767-4261 x530
hknox@fs.fed.us
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Know how to choose and use your gear for each trip, factoring in the terrain and conditions.
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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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