Lowell MTN / Baily-Hazen Military Road

Total Miles
6.0

Elevation

605.02 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

6

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This trail follows the original route of the Baily-Hazen Military Road, which was built in the 1780s, and in places, you can still see the original cobblestones. There are some truly beautiful views of northern Vermont. The trail is rough and rock-covered and can be very slippery when wet. There are multiple rock ledges up to 3ft high, and there are also lots of loose rocks. The trail narrows in places with not many turnarounds. The trail is cut into the hillside with near-vertical sides in places. I'm driving a 2021 Power wagon and it was a tight fit. Be sure to bring an axe or saw to clear any downed trees.

Photos of Lowell MTN / Baily-Hazen Military Road

Lowell MTN / Baily-Hazen Military Road
Lowell MTN / Baily-Hazen Military Road
Lowell MTN / Baily-Hazen Military Road

Difficulty

it's a committing trail in that there are no drive around and only a few turn arounds, the loose stones soccer ball size that cover the trail test your clearance

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

Solstice Barrett
Apr 01, 2024
2004 Toyota Tacoma
Temporarily Closed
we did not know it was closed until speaking with a local after, the town hadn't put signs up for the trail closure during mud season yet. it was very difficult in the snow, as deep as 1 foot in spots. there were 3 sections where there was some hard climbs over big rock, so if you got a stock rig like us be aware. probably way easier in the dry season. 4lo the whole way. took us about 3 hours in the snow. I'd recommend Wheeler mountain as an appetizer, and this as your main course for the day.
Corbin Peterson
May 07, 2023
2013 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Corbin Peterson
Apr 11, 2023
2013 Jeep Wrangler
Seasonally Closed

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