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Stowe Pinnacle Trail

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 4.4 (11) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A classic Stowe trail leading to Stowe Pinnacle through the forest to amazing views of the Green Mountains.


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Map Key

3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

Out and Back

2,616' 797 m

High

1,141' 348 m

Low

1,523' 464 m

Up

1,522' 464 m

Down

18%

Avg Grade (10°)

48%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fall Colors · Views

The route is snowed-in from mid-November to April most years, but can be snowshoed.

Overview

The Stowe Pinnacle is a short mountain with a barren rocky summit that is great for viewing the surrounding mountains, town of Stowe and in the autumn, the changing foliage.

Description

Park in the lower Stowe Pinnacle parking lot and work your way up through the forest to the Pinnacle. The trail is steep in parts with a few rocky sections where some scrambling is required. Follow the blue blazes for a mile where the trail splits - head left to the Stowe Pinnacle Meadow and up a steep set of stairs to the Pinnacle itself. Swing round the back of the Pinnacle and then up to see an amazing view of the Lamoille Valley and Green Mountains.

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Shared By:

Richard Choularton

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 11 votes

#1369

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  4.4 from 11 votes
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Photos

Cloudy day on top of Stowe Pinnacle.
Sep 22, 2016 near Stowe, VT
Looking down Stowe Pinnacle's barren top. with permission from irishlazz
Sep 23, 2016 near Stowe, VT
Beautiful and well-maintained trail! with permission from irishlazz
Sep 23, 2016 near Stowe, VT
Great stairmaster trail! with permission from irishlazz
Sep 23, 2016 near Stowe, VT
Looking southeast at Camel's Hump. with permission from irishlazz
Sep 23, 2016 near Stowe, VT

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Nov 24, 2020
Anna Ulrich
A nice trail! Decent view and manageable conditions 3.3mi
Aug 28, 2020
David Perkins
Aug 10, 2020
Danielle Beth
3.7mi — 4h 00m
Aug 14, 2019
Hailee Reist
Jul 24, 2019
Dan M
Well maintained trail with some good steep rocky sections. Great views from the top. 3.6mi — 2h 26m
Jun 10, 2019
Charlie Dilman
3.4mi — 3h 30m
Jul 31, 2018
Joel F
3.6mi
May 28, 2018
Emily Webster