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Hoyt Lookout-Eagle Mountain Loop

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An easy loop up and around Eagle Mountain.

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1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

Lollipop

563' 172 m

High

385' 117 m

Low

233' 71 m

Up

231' 70 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views

Family Friendly Easy hike to great views

Dogs are allowed off-leash but must remain fully under control. They shall not disturb the local environment or other users.

Overview

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.

Description

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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"Lake Champlain from Eagle Mountain's Hoyt Lookout looking towards the Adirondacks" by Michelle (https://www.flickr.com/photos/30387039@N05/) licensed under CC-BY-ND 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)
Nov 14, 2019 near Milton, VT

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