Hikes with Views in the Upper Valley

Introduction—All the suggested venues have the capacity to support a group of 15 people (including trip leaders) and four vehicles, maximum. All are dog friendly. Permission for group use comes from the contact entities listed for each hike.

The hikes described are (with drive time from Hanover): 

  1. Enfield: Collette and Bicknell Trails (30 min)
  2. Fairlee: Echo Mountain Trail (20 min)
  3. Hanover: Moose Mountain South Peak (15 min)
  4. Hanover: Moose Mountain South Ridge (20 min)
  5. Lyme: Holts Ledge (25 min)
  6. Lyme: Lambert Ridge Trail (30 min)
  7. Norwich: Gile Mountain Trail (20 min)
  8. Orford: Quinttown Road (35 min)
  9. Orford: Eastman Ledges (35 min)
  10. Plainfield: French’s Ledges (30 min)
  11. Windsor: Brownsville Trail (30 min)
  12. Windsor: Ascutney summit Loop (30 min to mountain toll road)

Each is described, as follows:

  • Name of hike
  • Drive time from Hanover, NH
  • Reward (with picture)
  • Length (round-trip miles and elevation gained)
  • Ease of use (clarity of markings, quality of footing)
  • Website (unofficial; providing the best available information)
  • Directions to trailhead (with Google maps link to approximate location)
  • Suggested carpool meeting point (to minimize congestion at trailheads)
  • Contact for venue


Upper Valley Trails Alliance
PO Box 1215
Norwich, VT 05055
(802) 649-9075

Compiler of suggested hikes:

Stephen Flanders, volunteer
Norwich Trails
Norwich, Vermont

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