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About


Peaked Mountain
Townshend, VT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Yellow Trail
Looking up the Yellow Trail

Route: White Trail, Yellow Trail, snowmobile trail

Saw the ledgy south peak crag from Route 30 and had to check it out.

While the trails were dry, leaf cover was about as slippery as I've ever encountered (lots of oak?). Ascent and descent was more slippery than it would have been if covered in ice.

White Trail starts as part of a snowmobile trail, then splits off left. Soon thereafter, the Yellow Trail splits off to the right and scrambles up to the ledgy south peak. Some fun mild scrambles and lots of good views. Followed an unmarked snowmobile trail from the south peak to the summit, which had a directional view just off the snowmobile trail.

For the descent, I took the White Trail which, while not overly steep, was still treacherous from the extremely slippery leaves.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Peaked Mountain
Length: Easy
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, November 8, 2015
Parking Elevation: 850'
Destination: Peaked Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:19
Trailhead Elevation: 850'
Summit Elevation: 1,250'
Vertical Gain: 430'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:40
Hike Vertical Gain: 470'


The White Trail trailhead
The White Trail trailhead

Looking southwest at Bald Mountain from the southern ledges of Peaked Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking southwest at Bald Mountain from the southern ledges of Peaked Mountain

Topographic map of Peaked Mountain - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 30 North to Harmonyville in Townshend, then take a right onto East Hill Road. A snowmobile trail (White Trail) departs left at the first height of land.

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