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3 Best Hiking and Nature Trails Near Wander Stowe Woods

3 Best Hiking and Nature Trails Near Wander Stowe Woods

 Natalie profile picture NatalieMay 16, 2024

Nestled amidst the picturesque Green Mountains, Stowe, Vermont is an outdoor enthusiast's dream come true. Whether you're chasing waterfalls, seeking adrenaline-pumping adventures, or looking to explore the rugged trails, this charming town has it all. Discover the hidden gems with invigorating hikes to magnificent waterfalls, challenge yourself on an exhilarating adventure course with zip-lining through the treetops, or embark on thrilling mountain bike rides to explore the wilderness. Stowe's outdoor playground promises unforgettable experiences for every nature lover. Here are our top 3 suggestions to get you started: 

Moss Glen Falls

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Discover the natural wonder of Moss Glen Falls, Vermont's tallest waterfall, with a short yet scenic hike that's just a 5-minute drive from Stowe's historic Village. The trail, approximately 0.25 miles long, leads you through a lush forest to the breath-taking 85-foot cascade of Moss Glen Falls. While the trail is relatively easy at first, some sections can be wet and include steep inclines. Whether you're an experienced hiker or just looking for a quick outdoor escape, Moss Glen Falls promises a captivating adventure just around the corner from Stowe.

ArborTrek Canopy Adventures

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  • Distance from Wander Stowe Woods: 15.5 miles 

  • Location: 1239 Edwards Rd, Jeffersonville, VT 05464

  • Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM Wednesday-Sunday; Closed Monday & Tuesday 

  • Phone: (802) 644-9300

  • Website: https://arbortrek.com/ 

Join an award-winning Zip Line Canopy Tour, conquer a thrilling 90+ element Treetop Obstacle Course, or test your climbing skills on a challenging Climbing Adventure. With up to 4,500 feet of zip lines, sky bridges, rappelling, and more, you'll explore the forest canopy like never before. Knowledgeable guides provide safety instructions and share local ecology insights to make the experience both educational and exhilarating. Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or a first-time zip-liner, there's an option for you to enjoy this incredible eco-adventure. Don't miss out on the chance to soar, balance, climb, and explore in the scenic Green Mountains – book your adventure now!

Tip: The standard operating season runs from May to October, but there are limited off-season slots available. Please contact us for additional information.

Bike Rental from MountainOps

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  • Distance from Wander Stowe Woods: 6 miles 

  • Location: 4081 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672 

  • Hours: 9AM-5PM daily 

  • Phone: (802) 253-4531

  • Website: https://www.mountainopsvt.com/ 

No visit to Stowe during the spring, summer, or fall is complete without a self-guided bike tour. Unleash your inner adventurer and rediscover the pure joy of childhood by biking across the stunning landscapes in Stowe.  Begin your journey at the starting point near the rental facility, where you can leisurely traverse the 5.5-mile paved path leading to Stowe Village, or pedal along the hundreds of trails in the area. Choose from a selection of bikes to rent, including mountain bikes, gravel bikes, cruiser road bikes, and e-bikes, and embark on a memorable and scenic biking adventure.

MountainOps also offers Guided Bike Tours, led by experienced guides, allowing you to explore Stowe's mountain biking trails or the scenic Stowe Bike Path. You can design your own biking adventure and rent bikes for a discounted fee. They also provide Guided Hiking Tours for all abilities, from rocky summits to tranquil natural wonders, with tours tailored to your preferences.

Tip: Check out the Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA), a collective organization representing a network of 29 mountain biking chapters in the state, for more information on the best trails.


At the heart of Stowe's Green Mountains, adventuring opportunities are endless and unforgettable. So, the next time you're staying at Wander Stowe Woods, send our 24/7 Wander Concierge a message via our Wander app or via text at 737-377-3205 and they'll be ready to help you chase those thrills. See you soon and happy adventuring!

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