Guided Hikes and Walks in the Green Mountains of Vermont
Day Hiking Adventures Explore Mountains, Woodlands and Streams
Smugglers' Notch Resort's guided hikes and walks in Vermont's lovely Green Mountains offer opportunities for family adventures as well as challenging outings for the most seasoned hiker.
We suggest that you choose your walk or hike based upon the degree of difficulty and duration of the outing. Our guided hiking program includes the following types of outings:
Walks - a 1 and 1/2 hour walk involving mild to moderate exercise. Considered the easiest in difficulty.
Wikes - A little longer in duration, up to 3 hours, and moderate to demanding exercise.
Hikes - The most physically demanding and longest in duration, typically 4 to 6 hours.
We invite you to help support stewardship of the trail network around Smugglers'. All of our hikes that extend beyond the boundaries of our own property must be registered with the Green Mountain Club in an effort to track the environmental impact on the trails. The Green Mountain Club works to protect and maintain the system of trails associated with the Long Trail, Vermont's border-to-border 273 mile hiking trail. As with many programs at Smugglers', stewardship of the land has always been a high management priority; therefore, we are encouraging each guest participating in one of the hikes outside of our own property to make a voluntary contribution to the Green Mountain Club at the time you sign up for the hike. The money collected over the course of the season is donated to the Green Mountain Club and used to support trail maintenance efforts on behalf of you, our guests. Dogs are not allowed on our guided walks, wikes & hikes.
Check out all the Guided Walking & Hiking: All Walks, Wikes and Hikes are included in your FamilyFest or SimplySmuggs Vacation Package. Please note that advance sign-up is required for all hikes. June 6 - September 1, 2014.
Enjoy a taste of Vermont's local history as you explore the fields and forests surrounding Smugglers'. Find the black bear's favorite trees and discover signs of deer and moose. CLOSE
Stretch & Go 1 Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 9:15 am, High Intermediate to Expert
What a jump start to your day! This fast-paced, high-intensity wike is everything you'd want in an early morning workout. Move in intervals of intense walking and conditioning while enjoying the great outdoors. Join us Tuesday & Thursday when we'll be featuring Nordic Walking, a great new form of exercise using special poles for complete body toning. CLOSE
Explore the banks of the No Name Brook as it winds its way along the edge of the Village and learn about its impact on the surrounding woodland areas. A walk designed for families with young children. CLOSE
If you have never been to Smugglers' before, or it's been a long time, then this is the wike for you. Round out your tour with a visit to our Smugglers' Living Machine and explore flower power in action. CLOSE
This 4-hour hike will take you to the top of Sterling Mountain to the highest trout pond in the state. CLOSE
Stretch & Go 2 Mon. - Fri. 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Easier to Intermediate
The same great exercise as Stretch & Go 1, just at a slower pace! Join us Tuesday & Thursday when we'll be featuring Nordic Walking, a great new form of exercise using special poles for complete body toning. CLOSE
Discover Morse Mountain and its alpine "Hideaway" on this 3-hour excursion. With the majestic views of the surrounding forests and valleys, this wike will offer new perspectives on the beauty of Vermont. CLOSE
On this 4-hour hike, a steep climb will take you to the top of Sterling Mountain to the highest trout pond in the state. Enjoy views of the Resort and the Lamoille River Valley as you descend Smugglers’ ski trails. CLOSE
A very popular five hour trek above the village of Stowe, we guide you to a rocky out cropping on Hogback Mountain, part of the Worcester Range, that overlooks the valley and captures outstanding views of Mt. Mansfield and the Sterling Range. CLOSE
Or more importantly, what's in the water and how can we clean it up? Learn about what happens when rain becomes runoff, and how it can pose a threat to the environment. Smugglers' has a wide variety of natural stormwater treatment systems throughout the resort, and this guided walk will visit many of them. Led by Smugglers' environmental staff, this 1-1/2 hour walk is great for both adults and kids. CLOSE
This hike will take you to a beautiful summit in the local area. This is one of our most difficult hikes so come prepared. It will be a guide's choice on this day so be ready to visit places that are off the beaten path. CLOSE