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Easy hike to great views
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If you're looking for a little solitude in the Burlington area, this might be your place. While still trafficked, its quieter than some of the other popular places around. Enjoy the peaceful climb through the woods, the views from Hoyt Lookout, and tag the 578-foot tall Eagle Mountain Summit.
Need to Know
There is a podcast walk
put out by the Lake Champlain Land Trust for eagle mountain. There are several stops along the way which you can find on the official map
Park at the Henry Road access area to begin this hike. Follow the Hoyt Lookout Trail
through the field (be sure to respect the surrounding property and stay on the trail. After about a tenth of a mile the trail enters the woods and slowly climbs the southern edits of the mountain. About a half mile in you'll reach the junction with Wildflower Trail
. If you're looking for a bit more milage you can add this loop on to your hike.
Otherwise, continue up the hill all the way to the end of Hoyt Lookout Trail
. Here, you'll reach Hoyt Lookout, which offers amazing views of Lake Champlain. It's even more beautiful in the autumn when the leaves have changed colors. From the lookout, head back to reach Mountaintop Trail
which you'll follow only a short distance to Summit Trail
. Summit trail tags the actual summit of Eagle Mountain. Continue on, rejoining the Mountaintop Trail
and then Hoyt Lookout Trail
back to the parking area.
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