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Stowe Pinnacle Trail

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 4.2 (9) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A classic Stowe trail leading to Stowe Pinnacle through the forest to amazing views of the Green Mountains.


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3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

55%

Runnable

2,616' 797 m

High

1,141' 348 m

Low

1,523' 464 m

Up

1,522' 464 m

Down

18%

Avg Grade (10°)

48%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fall Colors · Views

The route is snowed-in from mid-November to April most years, but can be snowshoed.

Overview

The Stowe Pinnacle is a short mountain with a barren rocky summit that is great for viewing the surrounding mountains, town of Stowe and in the autumn, the changing foliage.

Runner Notes

Lots of hikers use this trail and the run up is a tough climb. Coming down is a technical and fast downhill with lots of rocks and roots. Tread carefully and enjoy!

Description

Park in the lower Stowe Pinnacle parking lot and work your way up through the forest to the Pinnacle. The trail is steep in parts with a few rocky sections where some scrambling is required. Follow the blue blazes for a mile where the trail splits - head left to the Stowe Pinnacle Meadow and up a steep set of stairs to the Pinnacle itself. Swing round the back of the Pinnacle and then up to see an amazing view of the Lamoille Valley and Green Mountains.

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Shared By:

Richard Choularton

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 9 votes

#2165

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  4.2 from 9 votes
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#13

in Vermont

#2,165

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Photos

Cloudy day on top of Stowe Pinnacle.
Sep 22, 2016 near Stowe, VT
Looking down Stowe Pinnacle's barren top. with permission from irishlazz
Sep 23, 2016 near Stowe, VT
Great stairmaster trail! with permission from irishlazz
Sep 23, 2016 near Stowe, VT
Looking southeast at Camel's Hump. with permission from irishlazz
Sep 23, 2016 near Stowe, VT
Beautiful and well-maintained trail! with permission from irishlazz
Sep 23, 2016 near Stowe, VT

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