Haystack Mountain (Westmore)

Haystack Mountain is justly named as its steep side rise out of the earth from all directions; the top offers views of Long Pond, Lake Willoughby, and the surrounding area. 
Trail Activity
Hiking Snowshoeing
Length
1.9 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate
Town
Westmore (VT)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Rock/Ledge
Pets
Permitted on leash
Fees
No

Description

Haystack Mountain is low but rugged and steep on all sides. The peak is accessible from the north and the south and offers views towards Long Pond, Bald Mountain, and beyond.

North Trail: (0.9 miles) The trail begins with a moderate climb through an open hardwood forest then the slope becomes steeper as it leads up to a knoll. The trail comes to an intersection with a spur trail that offers views of Long Pond and Lake Willoughby. Continuing straight, the North Trail soon reaches the summit (marked with a large rock pile) and converges with the South Trail.

South Trail: (1.0 miles) From the road, this trail climbs a moderate grade through a mixed forest. As the trail approaches the top there are two lookout opportunities with fantastic views. 

The North and South Trails can be combined and connected using the Long Pond Road to form a longer hiking loop (3.1 miles).

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
View website
Westmore Trails Committee
Town of Westmore
54 Hinton Hill Road
Orleans, VT 05860
Phone: (802) 525-3007
clerk@westmoreonline.org
View website

Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Make a Plan B before you head out the door. If the parking lot is full when you arrive at the trailhead, go to your second destination.
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Trailhead Information

Head north on VT-5A. Turn right onto Long Pond Road and proceed for 2.5 mile. There is roadside parking at the trailhead for the North Trail.

Continue on Long Pond Road for an additional 1.2 miles to roadside parking for the trailhead for the South Trail. 

Please note that Long Pond Road south of Long Pond is maintained as a Class IV road and may not be passable with low clearance vehicles. It is not maintained in the winter. 

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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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