Stowe Pinnacle Trail

Stowe Pinnacle is a quick drive from Burlington, Vermont that provides stunning views of classic Vermont scenery.


It is an arduous family hike, quick day hike, or exhilarating trail run! From the summit, there are stunning views of Mount Hunger to the south and Mount Mansfield to the northwest.


Although it is only 2.8 miles out-and-back, this is a challenging hike, as it is very steep!


Along the way is a tepee made of saplings and assorted rock statues. I recommend bringing a picnic and turning this into an all day event. Stop by Moss Glen Falls for  a short yet scenic hike which leads to gorgeous waterfalls with refreshing swimming holes.

Alex and I have found that the best way to enjoy an autumn foliage hike is with homemade maple apple bread and a thermos of hot coffee! We always use Silloway Maple  syrup as it is locally owned and operated and utilizes solar power!

Maple Apple bread made with Silloway Maple

Maple Apple Bread Recipe:

*Preheat oven to 325

Combine 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 3/4 tsp baking soda, and 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour.

In a mixing bowl, beat together 1 cup of maple syrup, one egg, 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Mix in dry ingredients. Fold in 1 1/2 cups of diced apples. Bake in a greased pan for 60 minutes. Enjoy on your next foliage adventure!

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