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Stratton Mountain
North Stratton Mountain

Stratton, VT

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

Long Trail/Appalachian Trail to Stratton Mountain summit

Stratton Mountain from the Grout Pond area is a fairly long, but easy hike. The hardest part for me was finding the trailhead - I ended up taking a very wet 7N up to an intersection with the Long/Appalachian Trails. In better conditions, this might be a better way to access the summit, rather than taking the Long/Appalachian trailhead further west down the road.

The hike itself is pretty boring - if the leaves are still up, you won't see much until you climb the fire tower. Beyond that, the hike to the ski area summit (North Stratton Mountain on some maps) is easy and rewarding - there are views in three directions that do not require climbing a tower.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Difficult
Destination: Stratton Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate
Destination: North Stratton Mountain (ski area summit)
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, September 10, 2006
Hike Commenced: 10:37 AM
Parking Elevation: 2,350'
Destination: Stratton Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 10:37 AM at 7N trailhead
Summit Reached: 12:03 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 2,360'
Summit Elevation: 3,936'
Vertical Gain: 1,726'
Destination: North Stratton Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 12:16 PM
Summit Reached: 12:31 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 3,936'
Summit Elevation: 3,875'
Vertical Gain: 70'
Hike Ended: 3:00 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,278'

7N trailhead at Kelly Stand parking lot

View from firetower looking south at Mt. Snow, Somerset Reservoir, and Mt. Greylock (very distant)

Trailhead at Stratton summit to connect to North Stratton

Trail to North Stratton

Looking northwest from near North Stratton summit

Directions to trailhead: Take 100 North from Wilmington, look for Stratton-Arlington Road on the left after a descending down a hill. There will be a three way intersection in Stratton - a sign pointing you to the right to get to the ski area. Go straight instead. Continue down this road, past the Kelly Stand parking area. The road will turn to dirt. Soon thereafter, the Long/Appalachian trailhead will be on your right, just before a brook.

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