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Mount Pisgah, East Burke

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Mount Pisgah is a mountain in Westmore, Vermont. It is located on the east side of Lake Willoughby and constitutes the eastern side of "Willoughby Gap" ("Willoughby Notch"). It is part of the Northeastern Highlands of Vermont. There are hiking trails in Willoughby State Forest.
The cliffs contain alpine plants protected because no trails lead to or through them.
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  • This is a wonderful little hike (under 5 miles) up a mountain with a great view point (the NORTH spur view is best) and further on good southern views. 
    This is a wonderful little hike (under 5 miles) up a mountain with a great view point (the NORTH spur view is best) and further on good southern views.  more »
  • This place is really far north but so worth the drive. The views are just amazing. Lake Willoughby is crystal clear! I plan to come back to spend more time! 
    This place is really far north but so worth the drive. The views are just amazing. Lake Willoughby is crystal clear! I plan to come back to spend more time!  more »
  • Did south trail with my spouse : had a wonderful time. It was a bit crowdy on our way down (12:00 on Sunday), but the niceness of the place explains it. The views are worth the hike. Nice autumn... 
    Did south trail with my spouse : had a wonderful time. It was a bit crowdy on our way down (12:00 on Sunday), but the niceness of the place explains it. The views are worth the hike. Nice autumn...  more »
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  • Phenomenal Views. The hike was a bit strenuous to get to the top but it was rewarded nicely. Went here in the summer and caught a beautiful sunset.
  • One of the most beautiful views from the top. The hike is towards the high side of moderate. Starts very flat and gets really steep. Take the south trail. About half way through the hike there is a beautiful view point with the view of Lake Willoughby. Further up there are two more view points. Once you reach the summit, you would wonder is that the view? Nope, go past that there are two more viewpoints. Get enough water and probably something to eat. Lake Willoughby looks really beautiful from there
  • Beautiful mountain to hike, but, be warned, it is quite steep on the way up!!! We're in good shape and had to take several breaks. Having hiking poles would certainly be beneficial! It took us about 3h up and back, with a lunch break at the top! Great scenic views all the way up, anticlimactic summit...Worth continuing a bit past the end of the South Trail towards the North lookout to take great pictures!
  • Nice trail with several lookouts. Steep hiking most of the way. Last section is a scramble up some exposed rock. Good view of the mountains near the top. Be prepared it is not an easy hike.
  • Had a great hike along the south trail, which we heard was slightly easier than the north trail (which was supposedly a little steeper). It took us a little over an hour to reach the summit (being experienced hikers). The lookouts along the way are much more enjoyable than the summit itself (a large rock surface with an average view) which was slightly anticlimatic. Once you're at the top it's worth it to go the extra few hundred meters to the west lookout which is awesome and gives a wider angle than the previous ones. Would definitely recommend this place for a nice hike and a day at the beach!

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