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Spruce Mountain Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (9)

This heavily forested trail gradually increases its grade on the way to a summit fire tower with panoramic views.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

Point to Point

3,016' 919 m

High

1,888' 575 m

Low

1,149' 350 m

Up

35' 11 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

This trail is closed for Mud Season - April 15 to Memorial Day Weekend.

Description

The Spruce Mountain Trail takes you along a forested route to the summit of its namesake in the L.R. Jones State Forest. On the summit, there is a southeast-facing ledge and a fire tower that provides 360 degree views. On clear days, you can see as far as Killington and Mount Washington! The grade and technicality of the trail increase with its mileage, starting easy and finishing steep with rocks and roots in the path.

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Tim Rapczynski

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  4.4 from 9 votes

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  4.4 from 9 votes
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#63

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#6,434

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View from the top of the fire tower
Jun 22, 2020 near Barre, VT
The views from Spruce Mountain fire tower are a great reward for your arduous efforts to the top.
Apr 13, 2017 near Barre, VT

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Jun 21, 2020
Eva Z
4.5mi — 2h 00m
Jul 14, 2019
Katelyn Johnson
1.4mi — 1h 15m
Oct 2, 2017
Dennis Eickhoff Jr
Good fall foliage views
Aug 15, 2017
Doug Raymond
2.1mi
Aug 1, 2017
Tim Desilets
Great hike. Pushed our 5 year old a bit but she did it. The caves and crevices about 2/3 of the way up were the perfect break for the three kids in... 4.4mi
Apr 10, 2017
Tim Rapczynski