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Nice hike, must climb fire tower for view

The hike itself was nice, moderate hike, 2 hours 10 minutes going up and 2 hours going down. My... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
ashley s
Moderate hike- 2hrs to top, 1-1/2 back down

Great hike. Easy to follow (marked very clear), it took less time than advertised (3 hrs. 15... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Michael L
Middleboro, Massachusetts
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“moderate hike” (5 reviews)
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“fire tower” (12 reviews)
Okemo Mountain, Ludlow, VT
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

The hike itself was nice, moderate hike, 2 hours 10 minutes going up and 2 hours going down. My husband is in great shape, had our 2.5 yo on his back as well as food/drinks. I'm in moderate health and had our 2 month old...More

Thank ashley s
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great hike. Easy to follow (marked very clear), it took less time than advertised (3 hrs. 15 minutes total). Incredible views from top of the firetower at top. Enjoy!

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I almost did not do this climb because the information was conflicting about difficulty, length of time to hike, etc...so here's my update: I am a 49 year old woman in average shape- I hit the gym a few times a week, I don't run...More

3  Thank c S
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Initially had some trouble finding the Trailhead - it starts in Healdville on Station Road not by the ski area as was listed on Trip Advisor when we went. Loved the climb -- four hours as advertised and only a bit of a challenge for...More

Thank Dayle T
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great moderate hike with spectacular views. I took just under 2 hours up and 1.5 down and saw a mother and two bear cubs near the summit attempting to cross the trail in front of the stone chimney, until I screamed and they retreated! Highly...More

1  Thank DaphneInnes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We are healthy 69 year olds and this certainly a challenge. Two hours and 15 minutes in each direction. You really have to watch your footing on the way done as there are many tree roots and rocks. We only went up to the first...More

Thank Gourmandm
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Done this one a couple of times with the dog - takes me around 1 hour 40 minutes from bottom to top (dry conditions, late summer, early fall). It will get your heart beating especially as you get closer to to the top and I...More

Thank Noswam
Reviewed 17 August 2016

It's quite a hike up the mountain... hardly Olympic, but way more than a casual stroll. Steep and long, though terrain is pretty manageable.

Thank MikeTrap
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a 3+ hour hike uphill to the top Mt. Okemo where you can then climb up the restored old firetower to gain a view over the tree tops of surrounding valleys & fields. There are no special views along the way but it...More

1  Thank calidris1
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Beautiful ride up the mountain and a couple of spots you can stop for pictures. Is an amazing hike because of the breathtaking views. I especially like all the wildflowers.

Thank Agouti
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2 June 2015|
Response from GreenMountainDoyleVT |
The hike is not hard by Vermont Standards. 3 miles, ~1900ft vertical change. None of it involved using hands to climb any rocks, it was all stepable for a shorter-than-average couple around age 30. In winter, I recommend... More