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From Barton, drive south on VT-5/Lake Street for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto Wheeler Mountain Road and continue for 1.4 miles. Turn right off the road into the parking area where the trailhead is located. 

The Wheeler Pond Trail shares a trailhead with the Moose Mountain Trail, so be sure to follow signs for Wheeler Pond.


This half-mile trail starts at the Moose Mountain Trailhead and goes around the south end of Wheeler Pond to the two camps, owned and operated by The Green Mountain Club, located on the west side of Wheeler Pond. Along the trail, hikers have a great view of Wheeler Pond with Wheeler Mountain in the background. From the cabins, hikers can turn left to climb up the Gnome Stairs Trail, named so because of the small step-down falls on the side of the trail. 

Trail Manager

For more information about the trails, visit the Green Mountain Club online, or contact:

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

NorthWoods Stewardship Center
154 Leadership Drive/PO Box 220
East Charleston, Vermont 05833
Phone: (802) 723-6551

Westmore Trails Committee
Town of Westmore
54 Hinton Hill Road
Orleans, VT 05860
Phone: (802) 525-3007

VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation District 5: St. Johnsbury District
374 Emerson Falls Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 751-0136


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