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Worth Mountain
Hancock, VT


Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below. "Summit" photos may in fact not be at the actual summit - but instead at the best nearby vista.

Long Trail to Worth Mountain summit

The hike up to the summit of the Middlebury College Snow Bowl Ski Area from Middlebury Gap is a nice one. Beyond that, however, is an increasing waste of time.

I had seen a photo labelled as Worth Mountain somewhere - which showed a nice view. This couldn't be further from the truth. With the exception of one look out - closer to the ski area summit and a few hundred vertical feet below the actual summit - there is no view. Add to that a very muddy trail, and you'll figure out why I kept muttering 'Worthless Mountain' for the rest of the hike.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, October 7, 2006
Hike Commenced: 12:46 PM
Parking Elevation: 2,144'
Destination: Worth Mountain (ski area summit)
Ascent Commenced: 12:46 PM at Long Trail South trailhead
Summit Reached: 1:18 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 2,150'
Summit Elevation: 2,650'
Vertical Gain: 640'
Destination: Worth Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 1:23 PM
Summit Reached: 2:06 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 2,650'
Summit Elevation: 3,234'
Vertical Gain: 736'
Hike Ended: 3:21 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,714'



Long Trail South trailhead


Long Trail to Middlebury College Snow Bowl summit


"East Lookout" near the Worth Mountain summit


Looking east from near the ski area summit




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