Dorset Mountain, Vermont - Hiking

Dorset Mountain, Vermont - Hiking


Vermont, United States




Overview

Difficulty

Very hard

Distance

10 KM

Elevation gain

1,146 meters

What are the activities on site?

Hiking


See photos of the Dorset Mountain, Vermont


Why choose this trail?

Dorset Mountain located in Vermont, on the border of Rutland and Bennington counties, is a mountain of the Taconic Range. The highest summit of Dorset Mountain is within the town of Danby. An unmaintained hiking trail ascends Dorset Peak from the southwest.

Dorset Mountain was once the proposed site of a controversial alpine ski resort project in the 1960s.

Dorset Mountain is flanked to the south by Netop Mountain, Dorset Hill, and Mount Aeolus; to the west by The Scallop; to the northwest by Woodlawn Mountain; and to the southwest by Spruce Peak and The Gallop, subordinate peaks on the combined northern ridge of Bear Mountain and Mother Myrick Mountain. All of these mountains are of the Taconic Range. To the east, Dorset Mountain is flanked by Peru Peak and Styles Peak of the Green Mountains. The east face of Dorset Mtn. drains into the upper part of Otter Creek, thence into Lake Champlain, and ultimately into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in Canada. The northern slopes of Dorset Mtn. drain into Mill Brook, thence into Otter Creek. The southwestern slopes drain into the Mettawee River, and thence into the south bay of Lake Champlain. The southeastern extension of Dorset's massif drains into Batten Kill, thence into the Hudson River, and into New York Harbor.

Dorset Mountain is home to the largest underground marble quarry in the world. The quarry is entered through the same opening that has been in use for over 100 years. The mine is 1 ½ miles deep, and this is where Danby Marble is quarried. Vermont Quarries Corporation took over the production and operation of the famous Danby Marble quarry in 1992.

What are the services on site?

No information available


Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
No information
Coordinates
43.309277 -73.028248

What are the coordinates and address of Dorset Mountain, Vermont?

No information available

What are the comments and evaluations from the community?

Angela King
Angela King
Very good place. I recommand this place.
7 years ago
Tiana Coster
Tiana Coster
It's a real pleasure to go there.
7 years ago
Michaele Jones
Michaele Jones
Mission accomplished. It's fab!!
6 years ago
Joanna Fields
Joanna Fields
Another beautifull
6 years ago




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Dorset Mountain, Vermont ?

Very hard

What is the elevation of Dorset Mountain, Vermont?

1146.00 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No