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Hiking at Smugglers’ Notch Resort

Join a guided hike or explore the area on your own!

Explore the natural beauty of Vermont’s Green Mountains with our variety of guided hikes and self-guided recommendations, both on and off property. Whether your family seeks a leisurely adventure or a challenging trek, we have something for everyone!

Hikes, Wikes, Walks – What’s the difference?

Our guided hiking adventures are called hikes, wikes and walks to help you choose the degree of difficulty and duration of the outing that is right for you.

On-site self-guided adventures

Start your self-guided scavenger hunt adventure at the Gazebo. Follow the clues around the Village, find the hidden letters, and unscramble them to discover the secret word.

Can you unscramble the word? Here are your clues!

  • Head to the courts of the second fastest growing sport that rhymes with nickel.
  • Across from mini golf is the boulevard, just don’t hit your head or go too far.
  • Across from Treasures up past Notchville Park is where you are going. Stop near the bridge and don’t look back, you will find this box on the corner of Reservoir Tracks and Reservoir Hill.
  • Smugglers’ Notch has winter, spring, summer and fall. Head to the pond at the entrance that has a view of it all.
  • Here you can learn to ride in both winter and summer. Some see it as a challenge, others see it as a learning curve.
  • Head to the green where family events can be seen. Little ones play on this wooden structure all day.

The secret word answer can be found at the Tennis Center

Enjoy a leisurely walk through the woods while experiencing the different maple tress and viewing the current maple sap collecting operation. Enjoy the information signs along the way that discuss the time-honored tradition of maple sugaring.

Maple walk map

What do they eat? Where do they live? The signage along this walk will discuss bear habitat, bear facts and signs to look for of bear in the wilderness.

Follow the Bear Map

Discover Morse Mountain and it’s alpine hideaway. This walk takes you to Rum Runner’s snowmaking reservoir. Where you will enjoy beautiful views and tranquil waters.

Rum Runners Map

Enjoy this walk which takes you out on the trail network, past the disc golf course to our beautiful snowmaking reservoir on Edwards Road. This is one of Smugglers’ most scenic locations.

Bootleggers’ Basin Map

Explore the banks of the No Name Brook as it winds along the edge of the village.

River walk map

Off Property Self-Guided Walks & Hikes

Hiking Trail Map

Smugglers’ Notch Trail Network for walking, hiking, biking and disc golf. Plus suggested hiking trails for Morse, Madonna and Sterling Mountains.

Hiking Map
Hiking, Biking and Disc Golf Trail Map

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