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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Mt. Ascutney
Weathersfield, VT, Brownsville, VT, and Windsor, VT

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

Hang Glider takeoff near Weathersfield trail

The hike from Weathersfield is tough but rewarding. The first part, from the parking lot to the cascades, is a well-maintained moderate trail with frequent views. From there, the hike becomes steeper and the trail markings not quite as good. Once the West Peak is reached, the views are excellent from there, the hang glider launch, the lookout tower, and Brownsville Rock.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Cascades
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: Mount Ascutney (lookout tower summit)
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, September 17, 2006
Hike Commenced: 11:42 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,080'
Destination: Cascades
Ascent Commenced: 11:42 AM at Weathersfield Trail trailhead
Cascades Reached: 12:11 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 1,080'
Summit Elevation: 1,580'
Vertical Gain: 580'
Destination: Mt. Ascutney
Ascent Commenced: 12:15 PM
Summit Reached: 1:11 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 1,580'
Summit Elevation: 3,150'
Vertical Gain: 1,600'
Hike Ended: 3:39 PM
Hike Distance: 6.5 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,390'

Weathersfield Trail trailhead

Weathersfield Trail to Cascades


View from Ascutney lookout tower, looking southeast

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 131 West from I-91. Take a right onto Cascade Falls Road. Follow the signs to the limited parking area.

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