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Mt. Ascutney
Windsor, VT, West Windsor, VT

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

Route: Brownsville Trail, herd paths, ski trails

Brownsville Trail was mostly dry and in good shape. Quarry was pretty neat to see partway up. Multiple nice viewpoints, as well as some extended areas of nice footing (also some rugged areas though too).

For the descent, I found a herd path near North Peak that dropped down the abandoned ski area. Neat to see the remains (remaining chairlifts scheduled to come out very soon), but growth on trails was a bit unpleasant in shorts. Found a herd path not too far down the ski area that led back to the Brownsville Trail at a switchback.

Mostly sunny skies, temperatures climbing to low 80s.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Ascutney
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Parking Elevation: 740'
Destination: Mt. Ascutney
Time Elapsed: 01:09
Trailhead Elevation: 740'
Summit Elevation: 3,150'
Distance: 3.2 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,470'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:00
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,540'


The Brownsville Trail trailhead
The Brownsville Trail trailhead

A large beam at the old quarry site
A large beam at the old quarry site

Looking northwest toward Killington from the Ascutney observation tower - Click to enlarge
Looking northwest toward Killington from the Ascutney observation tower

Directions to trailhead: Take Route Route 44 southwest from Windsor. Shortly after passing the Route 44A junction, the Brownsville Trail trailhead and parking lot will be on the left.

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