Spruce Mountain Trail has it all… incredible summit views (especially from the intensely high fire tower), various terrain & wild flowers, lots of neat paths through stone crevices, and best of all, CAVES!
Quick Facts: Easy to moderate incline. 4 miles round trip. Elevation: 3037 ft. Located in the L.R. Jones State Park. Accessible from March through November.
Directions: One hour from Rabbit Hill Inn
Heading east through Barre, take US 302 up the hill towards it’s intersection with VT 110. Continue east on 302 about another mile, turn left onto Reservoir Road which turns into Brook Road once it enters Plainfield). In approx. 5 miles, the pavement turns to dirt – proceed another 1.5 miles to a junction where you’ll take the right onto East Hill Road. Keep going up the hill until reaching Spruce Mountain Road on the right. Follow Spruce Mtn. Road to the end, where obvious signs mark the trailhead and parking area.