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Snake Mountain, 1287ft, also called Grand View Mountain, is an isolated mountain located in Addison and Weybridge, Vermont; it belongs to a series of scattered hills extending from the greater Taconic Mountains geology. Snake Mountain contains the state of Vermont's 1215acre Snake Mountain Wildlife Management Area and The Nature Conservancy's Willmarth Woods Sanctuary. Several hiking trails ascend the mountain (one climbs the western face and the second climbs the eastern face). Seen from the west, the mountain rises dramatically (with its prominent sheer cliffs) out of the nearby valley making it easy to recognize from other nearby hills and mountains.
The mountain was once the site of The Grand View Hotel, built in 1870 by Jonas N. Smith. The hotel burned down but its foundations and the open vista of Lake Champlain remain. Smith's stage coach road to the summit is now the primary hiking trail.
In memory of the hotel, the view from the summit is named "Grand View."
Snake Mountain Trail reviews
beautiful view at the top, worth the hike up, done it many times. Kids love it, picnic at the top of the world
beautiful view at the top, worth the hike up, done it many times. Kids love it, picnic at the top of the world more »
An up and down hike that is popular year round. It can be wet and buggy but continues to be upgraded.
An up and down hike that is popular year round. It can be wet and buggy but continues to be upgraded. more »
Beautiful view from Lake Champlain! You can clearly see the Adirondacks and the Shelburne region. Plus, the walk to the top is very easy!
Easy going hike, with sweeping vista views at the top. About 1hr up and down. Paths gradually slope up, but nothing too steep requiring climbing. Good for dog walks, kids and afternoon hikes. Some mud along the trail in May.
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