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About


Wheeler Mountain
Sutton, VT

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

Route: Red Trail, White Trail

For the first hike of the day, I decided to check out a peak I had seen from Mt. Pisgah during the winter. Branching onto the Red Trail, things quickly became steep and scrambly - certainly not a good trail to descend or attempt while wet. Eventually reaching the White Trail after multiple scramble ledges and no fall zones, I followed a slightly more mellow route to near the summit and over to Eagle Point, which excellent views for much of the way.

Backtracking, I bushwhacked just a few dozen feet off the trail to what appeared to be the highpoint of the mountain, then rejoined the trail and descended via the still-steep-but-easier-than-Red White Trail.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, May 30, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,655'
Destination: Wheeler Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:38
Trailhead Elevation: 1,650'
Summit Elevation: 2,371'
Vertical Gain: 791'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:39
Hike Distance: 2.3 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 961'


The trailhead on Wheeler Mountain Road
The trailhead on Wheeler Mountain Road

Looking at Lake Willoughby and Bald Mountain from near the summit of Wheeler Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Lake Willoughby and Bald Mountain from near the summit of Wheeler Mountain

Topographic map of Wheeler Mountain


Directions to trailhead: Take Interstate 91 North to Exit 23. Take US 5 North past Route 5A. Wheeler Mountain Road will eventually be on the right, across from Annis Brook Lane. Head up Wheeler Mountain Road. The trailhead will eventually be on the left with a small parking area on the left shortly thereafter.

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