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Stowe Pinnacle

A popular natural landmark located in a renowned ski destination in Vermont, offering stunning panoramic views and hiking opportunities.

Tips from the community

Come for the views, stay for the pups. Stowe Pinnacle is famous for its resident celebrities: two sweet and mischievous Golden Retrievers, Baylor and Sampson, who summit the mountain by themselves on the daily. If you google Stowe Pinnacle, you'll find hundreds of pics of the boys sunbathing and taking selfies. Sadly, Baylor passed away in November 2020, but you can still find Sampson at the peak, and he loves to give hugs. 3.7 out-and-back with a 1600ft gain.

leah 3 years ago

The hike at Stowe Pinnacle offers a moderately difficult but rewarding 3.6-mile round-trip trek to one of Vermont's most photographed viewpoints! You can choose to start at the Upper Hollow Road trailhead or shorten the hike by a mile by starting at Pinnacle Meadows lot. The climb is 1,520 feet and takes about 2.5 hours, but the stunning views of the Green Mountains make it worth it.

leah 7 months ago

Stowe Pinnacle Lists

  • Vermont's Best Mountains for a Day Hike

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    If you're itching to get out of the city and explore Vermont's scenic beauty, then you're in luck. Vermont is home to some of the best mountains for a day hike, offering stunning views and unforgettable experiences. Whether you're an experienced hiker or a newbie, this list of the best Vermont mountains for a day hike has got you covered. Happy hiking!
  • best hikes in vermont

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    If you're into crisp fall foliage, whirling waterfalls, sweeping views, foothill farms, summit swims, and petting *all* the trail dogs, Vermont hiking is for you. If you're not into those things, I mean, who even are you? The best part about Vermont hiking is that it's accessible: every climb is doable in a day (besides the Long Trail, we'll get to that later), with promises of beer flights and yummy local bites when you safely make your way back down. I've spent the last 10 years testing Vermont's trails so that you don't have to & here are some of my faves: