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Nice workout for beautiful view

We stopped here while hiking the Long Trail. After two days in the trees, this was a welcome... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
craigce
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Connecticut
Wonderful Vista

If you love beautiful country, please do yourself the favor of stopping and enjoying this view... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Tim_n_Hen_Jordan
,
South Lyon, Michigan
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View the Mount Horrid Cliff from this vantage point.
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  • Very good16%
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  • Terrible8%
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“long trail” (2 reviews)
“highway” (2 reviews)
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Brandon, VT
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped here while hiking the Long Trail. After two days in the trees, this was a welcome treat! The walk up is strenuous and about a mile or less.

Thank craigce
Reviewed 11 September 2016

If you love beautiful country, please do yourself the favor of stopping and enjoying this view. Just the drive itself is thrilling enough, but to really view it safely a convenient turn out is available here along the highway.

1  Thank Tim_n_Hen_Jordan
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a great hike! It's doable in a morning or an afternoon. It's very vertical but the pay off is huge. Kids and pets can manage it. I would recommend going mid-morning and bringing lunch to the top. It takes about an hour to...More

Thank drophaeli
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I've watched the sunset and moonrise on the full moon, early morning and midday hikes. This is a go to place for visitors!

Thank geofish2
Reviewed 27 October 2015

It's only .6 of a mile in, but it's all uphill, so this is a real "hike"--though it requires no technical skills. The view from the cliffs is phenomenal--270 degrees around, a great reward for making it up. Best short hike in Vermont.

Thank Mitchell P
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This is an easy to get to location with a short hike up to some great views from the cliffs. The hike itself is nice and short, around .6 miles, but there is about 600 feet elevation gain so you do need to work a...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Sorry we had not brought binoculars to view peregrine falcons!! Cliff in sight but too distant to view bird activity with naked eye

1  Thank bobpatti
Reviewed 7 October 2013

This short hike is very strenuous - we climbed up ~650 ft all through rocks and stones and tree roots. The final section is almost vertical. But the view off the top is breathtaking - really worth the whole climb. And then the descent back....More

4  Thank OlgaS16
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Mt. Horrid is located off Route 73 at the top of Brandon Gap. Vermont's Long Trail crosses the highway at this location, and the short hike to the top of Mt. Horrid is worth the moderate exertion. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the views...More

3  Thank Mei Mei B
Reviewed 1 September 2012

It's a very steep (but short) hike, so it can be a challenge for smaller children. If you're not physically fit, you may want to take a pass on this one. The cliffs offer about a 200+ degree view of the Green Mountain National Forest...More

4  Thank Anne-Marie S
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