Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Ellen, VT
Trails: Ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of Parking at Mt Ellen Base station. Only car there in the morning with 3 when we got back in the afternoon 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: An easy canine hike though the gravel and rocks might bother some. No water on the route though a stream does run near the trail in spots, your canine will be spending a lot of time in the sun so bring extra water. 
Bugs: None down low but came out in full force once we were 1/2 mile below the summit. Bug spray was a must! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Saw the Mount Ellen summit trail on the map available on the Sugarbush resort website. We decided to give it a try. The map isn't very clear as to the route but the trail follows the access road to the summit which is obvious from the base station - follow the road up and it takes you all the way to the summit. Generally easy grades as it winds up the mountain - it gets a bit steeper as you pass the summit quad lift and head straight uphill. Loose rocks/gravel were more prominent in this stretch but fine if you watch where you step. The trail provides excellent views all the way up. We were surprised it wasn't more crowded - we were the only 2 heading up and only ran into 5 people and 2 canines in all on our way down. A worthwhile way to head up to Ellen.  
Name: Brian from Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-08 
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