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Stratton Mountain, Information

Elevation: 3,940 feet (1,200 meters)
Prominence: What is Prominence? 2,410 feet (730 meters)
Location: Stratton, Vermont (Windham County)
Range: Green Mountains
Coordinates: 43° 5′ 10.2″ N, 72° 55′ 30.6″ W
Rating: How do the ratings work? Easy (This hike may be the easiest of the New England Hundred Highest list)
Features: Summit tower, Long Trail, Appalachian Trail
Distance of highlighted hike below: 7.6 miles

Stratton Mountain is the highest peak in Windham County, Vermont at 3,940 feet. It is #73 on the New England Hundred Highest hiking list.

The summit has a fire tower that offers incredible 360 degree views on a clear day. There is a small caretaker cabin located a few hundred feet south of the fire tower. (That cabin is not open to the public.)

Stratton Mountain Ski Area is a popular destination in Winter for skiers and snowboarders. However, is on North Stratton Mountain, not Stratton Mountain. There is a short 0.75 relatively easy trail between North Stratton's summit and Stratton Mountain's summit.

In 1909, James P. Taylor was on Stratton Mountain when he came up with the idea for a hiking trail that spans from Massachusetts to Canada, which then became a reality and is now known as the Long Trail. The Long Trail is 273 miles. Then a man by the name of Benton MacKaye, who was on Stratton Mountain during the Long Trail's construction, thought there should be a trail spanning the entire Appalachian Range. The result was the Appalachian Trail! The AT spans from Georgia to Maine and cover 2,170 miles of trail.

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New England Hundred highest
New England Hundred highest in Winter season


Stratton Mountain, Trail Maps - Directions from the parking lot to the summit Top

The map below shows how to get to the summit of Stratton Mountain from Stratton-Arlington Road.

From the Long Trail / Appalachian Trail parking area on Stratton-Arlington Road, hike up the Long Trail / Appalachian Trail for 3.8 miles until you reach the summit of Stratton Mountain. You will pass a small caretaker cabin right before the actual summit which has a fire tower. This trail is relatively easy and only has roughly 1,700 feet of elevation gain.

To get back to the parking area, go back the same way you came up.

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Stratton Mountain, View Photos Top


stratton mountain traillhead at lt - appalachian trail, long trail, stratton-arlington road
Beginning of the hike on the AT / LT. Taken on 9/18/14.


caretaker cabin near stratton mountain on the long trail and appalachian trail
Caretaker's cabin near the summit of Stratton Mountain. Taken on 9/18/14.


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Summit tower on Stratton Mountain. Taken on 9/18/14.


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Views from the summit of Stratton Mountain's fire tower. Taken on 9/18/14.


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Views from the summit of Stratton Mountain's fire tower. Taken on 9/18/14.


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Views from the summit of Stratton Mountain's fire tower looking at North Stratton Mountain. Taken on 9/18/14.

Stratton Mountain, Driving Directions Top

If you have a GPS, you can enter 1280 Stratton-Arlington Road in Stratton, Vermont. This is a rough estimate of where the traillhead starts. Coming from Route 100 West, or Wardsboro, Vermont, the traillhead will be on the right side of the road after you pass Grout Pond Road on the left and the Kelley Stand Traillhead.

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