Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Dorset Peak, VT
Trails: Logging roads, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at the end of Tower Road in Dorset. There is space for a couple of cars in a small parking area after the last house on the road after you cross a bridge. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: My dog did great and loved the stream to cool off in as we hiked along 
Bugs: Moderate 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This little hike was pretty straightforward as far as bushwhacks go. We were up and down in a little over 3 hours. You start off straight up an established logging road for a good 2 miles, with the first 1.5 miles paralleling a nice little stream. At 2.1 miles you will come to an intersection at the top of a knoll. Go Right here and continue up the logging road. And the next intersection at about 2.5 miles veer right again. At approximately 2.7 miles you will see a cairn and some flagging on the right side of the trail - if you want to check out the tower and the view, go right up here as a herd path climbs steeply (only for a short amount of time) up to the Tower (2.8 miles in total). Looking at the tower, the trails goes off to the left side on over to the actual summit. At approximately 2.9 miles you will come to Doorknob Junction where there are some signs pointing you in the right direction, but if there are no signs for some reason, you just go straight from here. The trail continues along a col, where it was pretty muddy in a spot up to the summit of Dorset. The sign had fallen off the tree, but it was still there on the ground. The canister had some papers in it, but it does need a new notebook. The way back down was pretty easy to follow. I found the woods to be peaceful and really enjoyed this hike.  
Name: The Trail Widow 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-08 
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