• Belvidere Mountain (fire tower) and grub at Lost Nation Brewing

    Cold Hollow Mountain trailhead

    Round Trip Distance : 5.6 mi Elevation Gain : 2000 ft Trail Type: Out and back Skill Level: Moderate From the Long Trail parking lot to the summit of Belvidere Mountain it is 2.8 miles one way and 2000 vertical feet of gain. From the parking lot; head north and follow the white blazed Long Trail through the deciduous forest. The trail first follows an old road and is very wide. Soon the trail crosses a small stream and you then follow it to your left. Continue up the trail it soon becomes steeper but nothing difficult. After the steep sections the trail levels out a little bit in a swamp like area where mud is avoided by crossing logs. After 2.6 miles on the Long Trail you will reach the spur trail to the summit called the Forester’s Trail and from here it is 0.2 mile to the summit and Fire Tower. Bring at least 2 quarts of water, some snacks, hat, an extra t-shirt for after the hike and Fido (unfortunately, Lost Nation is not FIDO friendly). After the hike, we'll head out to: Lost Nation Brewing 87 Creamery Rd Morrisville, VT 05661