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Snake Mountain

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4.1 Miles 6.5 Kilometers

 

80% 

Runnable

80%

Singletrack

975' 297 m

Ascent

-974' -297 m

Descent

1,275' 389 m

High

328' 100 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Unknown

Update

Steadily inclining trail up the old carriage road for the hotel that used to be at the summit.

Dan Raisbeck

Overview

This is the most commonly traveled route to the summit of Snake Mountain, starting on the West Trail, which is a very straight and steady incline to the Summit Trail, which brings you to the peak. Snake Mountain stands as the highest point in Addison County and gives you a great view of the surrounding farmlands, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondacks.
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Runner Notes

Decent for trail running. Be careful depending on the season, as the main path will be very muddy in the spring.

Description

Run a steady incline all the way up the West Trail to the winding Summit Trail towards the top of Snake Mountain. The West Trail starts perpendicular to Mountain Road in Addison, VT, then takes a 90-degree bend towards the peak. The end of the West Trail flattens out a little before joining the Summit Trail, which becomes steeper and winds back and forth up the ridge.

History & Background

This path up Snake Mountain was formerly used as a stage coach road for the Grand View Hotel, which burned down in 1925. The foundation of the hotel is still visible and makes for a nice flat spot overlooking the farmland in the area.

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