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Spruce Peak, Sterling Mountain
Cambridge, VT

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

Route: Spruce Pond Trail, Long Trail, ski trails

Sterling Pond Trail had lots of wet rock and minor mud. Appears to be a very, very popular trail...perhaps more people on it than on the Monroe Trail to Camel's Hump.

Long Trail between the pond and Spruce Peak is basically an access road walk. Continued up this access road like footbed, beyond the LT South turnoff, to Spruce Peak. Great views from the defunct ski trails (top of the complex was moved downhill a few years ago), as well as from the ledges adjacent to the highpoint (though a bit hazy this evening as looking directly into the sun...the views of the notch would be fantastic with earlier day lighting).


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Spruce Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: Sterling Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, September 1, 2014
Parking Elevation: 2,120'
Destination: Spruce Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:31
Trailhead Elevation: 2,120'
Summit Elevation: 3,330'
Vertical Gain: 1,230'
Destination: Sterling Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:14
Trailhead Elevation: 3,330'
Summit Elevation: 3,090'
Vertical Gain: 110'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:29
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,440'


The Spruce Pond Trail trailhead
The Spruce Pond Trail trailhead

Looking at Madonna from near the summit of Spruce Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking at Madonna from near the summit of Spruce Peak

The Long Trail between the peaks
The Long Trail between the peaks

Sterling Pond, near the summit of Sterling Mountain - Click to enlarge
Sterling Pond, near the summit of Sterling Mountain

Topographic map of Spruce Peak, Sterling Mountain - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: In summer, take Route 108 North from Stowe into Smugglers Notch. The Spruce Pond Trail trailhead will be on the right, just past the height of land. There are multiple small parking lots nearby.

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