The Best Hiking & Biking, And The Best Place To Stay While Exploring Kingdom Trails, Vt.
In our opinion, no visit to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is complete without spending a day or more taking in all of what our majestic Green Mountains have to offer. For many of our guests, this means hiking or biking our vast network of trails that span the unspoiled beauty that is the Northeast Kingdom, and specifically, the trail association known as Kingdom Trails Vt. Our waterfront cabin rental offers the perfect place to stay while hiking or biking the Kingdom Trail network, or any other number of stunning hiking trails in the area.
Repeatedly voted among the top five trail systems in the United States, Kingdom Trails Vt., is located in East Burke, Vt, and is just minutes away from the cabin. For the biking enthusiast, Kingdom Trails Vt. offers a robust network of over 100 miles of trails for beginners, intermediate, and advanced bike riders. Day passes and annual passes are available, and bikers are encouraged to explore this unique collection of trails over private lands, before inaccessible to the public. What could be better after biking and playing hard all day, to come back and take a refreshing swim in our cold, clear waters?
Perhaps you are more keen to explore the area on foot. Renown hiking trails around the camp include trails on nearby Mount Pisgah, and Mount Hor. Breathtaking views are the reward to hikers who make the trek to Mount Pisgah’s Pulpit Rock, where stunning vistas of the Lake Willoughby valley and beyond await. The Mt. Pisgah trail system is comprised of the North Trail, which is 2.2 miles one way, and the South Trail, which is 1.7 miles one way.
If you are short on time, explore the trails of Mount Hor. 3.5 miles of trails are made easier in part possible thanks to an old conservation road, which covers some of the initial ascent. Free parking is available for the trailhead on the west side of Route 5A, along the South end of Lake Willoughby. Mount Hor rises from the western shoreline of Lake Willoughby, and is easily recognizable by its sheer face, which drops into the Lake. These sheer cliffs that make up Hor have been designated a National Natural Landmark, and are also home to the several species of endangered arctic plants and are nesting grounds for Peregrine Falcons. Majestic views await climbers of both summits.
And of course, on a more lighthearted note, for our guests who are pet lovers, grab your canine companion, and head to nearby Dog Mountain, in St. Johnsbury, Vt. A one of a kind destination, Dog Mountain is home to The Dog Chapel, hiking trails and fish-filled ponds for you and your canine companion to explore. Leashes, of course, are optional.