Mt. Norris is a hike I’ve been thinking about doing for awhile now. Today we finally got out there to do it. It turned out to be a awesome day for a hike. I wasn’t sure what to expect on the trail as far as snow so we came prepared and brought our micro spikes.
This trail is a was off the beaten trail being way up north in Eden, VT. It is located off VT-100 about 30 miles from Newport, VT.
The trail started off pretty gradual with a nice walk through some hard woods until reach a water crossing. The water was a little high due to snow melt so we ended up scurrying across a log. The way up was well marked and relatively easy. It wasn’t until we got closer to the summit that the trail started to get steep.
We reached what I would call a false summit which had a beautiful view. From here the trail becomes a little harder to follow. It was obvious not as many people venture to the real summit as the trail was not as worn down or marked as well as the rest of the trail.
I ended up using my AllTrails app to navigate the rest of the way. According to AllTrails the trail was only suppose to be 3.8 miles but it actually ended up being 5.2 out and back. We were beginning to wonder if we were ever going to reach the summit, but off course we did. There was some snow closer to the top, but nothing we needed extra gear for.
Location: Lowell, VT
Distance: 5.8 miles out and back
Time Frame: 3-4 hrs.
Elevation Gain: 1,598 ft.
Elevation: 2, 578 ft.
Upon reaching the summit we were graced with an amazing view of Lake Eden and the Lowell Mountain wind towers. It was a beautiful day for a beautiful hike. A little longer than expected, but definitely worth it.
“At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough.” - Toni Morrison
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