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White Rock and Mount Hunger Loop

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Hit two summits with some challenging terrain and beautiful views!


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5.8

Miles

9.4

KM

Lollipop

3,488' 1,063 m

High

1,602' 488 m

Low

1,976' 602 m

Up

1,976' 602 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

55%

Max Grade (29°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views

Closed April 15 through Memorial Day Weekend due to mud season, per Green Mountain Club.

Overview

A quick, six-ish mile lollipop loop, hitting Mount Hunger and White Rock. This hike is full of some challenging terrain and beautiful views.

Need to Know

Parts of this hike are steep and there are exposed sections.

Description

From the parking area follow the connector trail to the access road. Turn left and follow the road until the trail diverges and becomes a singletrack. At around 1.5 miles turn right to stay on the Middlesex Trail. A steep climb (ropes for assistance at one point) will lead to the summit of Mount Hunger for an exposed rocky expanse with 360-degree views of the Greens to the west, and on a clear day the Adirondacks behind them and the Whites to the east.

Next follow the Waterbury Trail down and just below the summit head south on the White Rock Trail to follow the ridgeline to White Rock Mountain - another exposed summit with great views! Backtrack on the White Rock Trail and shortly after turn right to head down the Bob Kemp Trail. This will take you to the intersection with the Middlesex Trail. Retrace your steps to return to the parking lot.

History & Background

This hike offers views of the northern Green Mountains that cannot be seen from any other mountain range!

Contacts

Shared By:

Nicholas Szumowski

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Photos

Great views on the way to White Rock Mountain summit - Mount Hunger on the left.
Sep 3, 2016 near Stowe, VT
Western View from the summit of Mount Hunger
May 3, 2015 near Stowe, VT
Large rocky expanse before climbing to summit of White Rock Mountain.
Sep 3, 2016 near Stowe, VT
Last scramble to White Rock Mountain summit.
Sep 3, 2016 near Stowe, VT
A little sideways climbing on the way to White Rock Mountain summit.
Sep 3, 2016 near Stowe, VT
Summit marker atop Mount Hunger
May 3, 2015 near Stowe, VT

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