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Sterling Pond Trail

A popular hiking destination in Vermont featuring a scenic pond, located near Smugglers' Notch and surrounded by lush forest and mountain views.
  • 6443 Mountain Road

Tips from the community

Sterling Pond Trail is a quick and fun 2.3 mile out-and-back with a 900 ft gain. The trail ends at the beyond-idyllic Sterling Pond and offers sweeping views over Smugglers' Notch. Bring a towel and your swimmies (or, if you're like me, forget them every time and just hop in in your undies!)

leah 3 years ago

Sterling Pond Trail Guides

  • 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: