Two hikers study field guides on mossy rocks

Photo by Lisa Godfrey

A steep but moderate .7-mile hike to the summit offers panoramic views of Lake Champlain, the Adirondack High Peaks, and Vermont’s Green Mountains. A gentler .9-mile loop, the Hidden Valley Trail, meanders through maturing mixed forest and crosses a small brook.

Coon Mountain’s south-facing slopes and rich soils provide conditions for spectacular spring wildflowers and trees usually found farther south, such as red and white oak and shagbark hickory. The trails also wind through hemlock stands, a craggy ravine and rocky outcrops.




1 to 1.4 miles