"You're off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting so get on your way." -Dr. Seuss
This was a wild trail to hike as most of the Vermont trails seem to be as they are not as traveled or as well kept up as the ones in the White Mountains. This was definitely one of the trails I almost expected to see some sort of wild life on.
The trail was a little weird to locate at first when we arrived. The parking was to the right of the bridge and then was about a .25 mile walk down the road. We had to cross a gravel pit to reach the trail head.
When we set out on this hike it was very buggy. I highly recommend some bug spray. The trail itself was pretty smooth sailing, but seemed to go on forever. It did get a little rockier and steeper towards the top, but that is to be expected.
Once my son and I reached the top we took a short break before climbing up the fire tower. Upon reaching the top of the tower it was extremely windy and it started to rain. Despite the wind and rain we were still able to catch some pretty awesome views. We made our way back down the tower after getting our rain gear on and grabbing a bite to eat. Once we reached the bottom we did a little exploring. We found what we assumed to be a foundation and chimney from an old ranger station which was pretty cool. At this point it started raining a little harder and we decided to make our way back down the trail.
"Nature reveals to us a beautiful part of ourselves we could not find anywhere else." - Kristen Butler
Elevation Gain: 2,133 feet
Location: Cannan, VT
Distance: 5.6 miles out and back
Time Frame: 2-4 hours