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Snake Mountain

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Trail

4.1 mile 6.5 kilometer out and back
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 975' 297 m
Descent: -974' -297 m
High: 1,275' 389 m
Low: 328' 100 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Dan Raisbeck

Steadily inclining trail up the old carriage road for the hotel that used to be at the summit.

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Overview

This is the most commonly traveled route to the summit of Snake Mountain, starting on the West Trail, which is a very straight and steady incline to the Summit Trail, which brings you to the peak. Snake Mountain stands as the highest point in Addison County and gives you a great view of the surrounding farmlands, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondacks.

Description

Hike a steady incline all the way up the West Trail to the winding Summit Trail towards the top of Snake Mountain. The West Trail starts perpendicular to Mountain Road in Addison, VT, then takes a 90-degree bend towards the peak. The end of the West Trail flattens out a little before joining the Summit Trail, which becomes steeper and winds back and forth up the ridge.

History & Background

This path up Snake Mountain was formerly used as a stage coach road for the Grand View Hotel, which burned down in 1925. The foundation of the hotel is still visible and makes for a nice flat spot overlooking the farmland in the area.

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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