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, SimplySmuggs or Daycation Packages. Please note that advance sign-up is required for all hikes. All Walks, Wikes and Hikes meet on the Village Green. June 26 - September 7, 2020
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 Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 9:15 am - High Intermediate to Expert
Fitness on the go...What a jump start to your day! This fast paced, high intensity wike is everything you'd want in an early morning work out. Move in intervals of intense walking and conditioning while enjoying the great outdoors. CLOSE
This hike will take you up to beautiful Elmore Mountain, overlooking Lake Elmore. Bring your swim suit for a dip in the lake when you're done. Ages 13 & older. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 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 Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 11:15 am - Easier to Intermediate
The same great exercise as Stretch & Go 1, just at a slower pace! CLOSE
Learn some fun facts from our guides about the local ecosystem, then we will hike to the Vilage Reservoir to hopefully see frogs and tadpoles up close. Meets at the designated sign on the village green. All ages. CLOSE
The views on this 6-hour hike are worth the effort! When the summit is attained, views of New York, New Hampshire and Lake Champlain may be seen! Our most strenuous hike, so come prepared.
Tuesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - West via Sunset Ridge Trail - The openness of this trail offers a plethora of breathtaking views and a side trip to Cantilever Rock for the geologists of the group. Bring your camera!
Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - East via The Long Trail - Our guides will find the best route for the day taking advantage of views and rarely hiked trails.
Ages 15 & older. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. CLOSE
Come explore the Devil’s Gulch with interesting scrambles, beautiful stone stair cases, dramatic overlooks and ponds to swim in on a hot day. Bring your swimsuit. Ages 13 & older. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 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. Ages 7 & older CLOSE
On this 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. Ages 13 & older. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. CLOSE
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
Hike one of the beautiful mountain peaks of Northern Vermont on this five hour trek. It will be a guides choice on this day so be ready to visit places off the beaten path. Ages 13 & older. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 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 "guide's choice" on this day so be ready to visit places that are off the beaten path. Ages 15 & older. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. CLOSE