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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. It is part of the Northeastern Highlands of Vermont. It is located on the east side of Lake Willoughby and constitutes the east side of "Willoughby Notch" ("Willoughby Gap"). There are hiking trails in Willoughby State Forest. The cliffs contain alpine plants protected because no trails lead to or through them.HikingThere is a trail parking area located on the west side of Vermont Route 5A at the south end of Lake Willoughby. The trailhead is marked by a sign on the opposite side of the road.After roughly, the main trail passes Pulpit Rock, a known nesting area for the peregrine falcon. Pulpit Rock also offers an expansive view of Lake Willoughby. An extension off the Pulpit Rock location leads to a rock overhang above the lake.After leaving Pulpit Rock, the trail veers away from the cliffs to ascend to a viewing area on a rock slab.The main hiking trail runs along a ridge bearing east away from the lake and curves back to the parking area. The descent trail offers three separate, small lookout areas.The trail's total distance is with a vertical rise of.
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  • Great hiking with panoramic views of Lake Willoughby! Lots of overlooks at the top of the mountain! So awesome to see the changes in the seasons.  more »
  • We took the south trail and it started pretty gentle and then got rather steep. There was a nice view of Willoughby Lake about 1/2 way up called "Pulpit Rock", then an expansive mountain range view fr...  more »
  • Great hiking trails for the novice. Depending which end of the trail you hike depends on how steep it is. The north end of the trail is steepest to start. Reaching the summit you have a great view of ...  more »

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