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Silent Cliff

A short spur off the Long Trail leads to far-reaching views to he south from Silent Cliff.
Trail Activity
0.40 miles, One Way
Hancock (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Rock/Ledge


The Silent Cliff Trail is spur off the Long Trail, 0.4 miles north of VT-125/Middlebury Gap. The blue-blazed trail proceeds 0.4 miles to the east, leading to Silent Cave and Silent Cliff. From the cliff, Monastery Gap, the Green Mountains beyond, and the Middlebury College Snow Bowl are visible to the south.

Trail Manager

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

Green Mountain National Forest: Supervisor's Office - Rutland

Green Mountain National Forest: Supervisor's Office - Rutland
231 North Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 747-6700
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Green Mountain Club

Green Mountain Club
4711 Waterbury-Stowe Rd.
Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Phone: (802) 244-7037
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Trail Tips

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Trailhead Information

From VT-100 in Hancock, go 6 miles west on VT-125 to the Long Trail crossing over VT-125. From Ripton, go 5.5 miles east on VT-125 to the Long Trail crossing, 0.8 miles east of the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. There is room to park on the south side of VT-125 at the Long Trail crossing. The trailhead for the Silent Cliff trail is a 0.4 mile hike north along the Long Trail from VT-125.

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September 30, 2022
Nice short hike with great views of the valley towards Middlebury. As of 9/30/22 dry and no blowdowns!
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