Hiking and Running

Explore the Outdoors

with Our Vermont Hiking Trails

Take a hike – Trapp style – through the many miles of meadows and country roads at Trapp Family Lodge. We offer more than 35 miles of wooded hiking trails where hikers of all levels of ability can enjoy breathtaking views and lush greenery. Go backpacking through our trails on your own or take a guided nature walk and learn about native plants, wildlife, and the evolving landscape of Vermont.

In the Stowe area, you can explore numerous hiking trails, including the Long Trail that runs over Mount Mansfield (Vermont's highest peak), Stowe Pinnacle, and Hunger Mountain. This trail and many more are just a few minutes from the resort.

Chapel Hike

Enjoy a short, but steep hike to the chapel that Werner von Trapp and other members of the family built. We’ll head into the lovely woods behind our Lodge to explore this important von Trapp landmark. Please meet at the Outdoor Center 10 minutes early.

Off-Trail Hike

This off trail hike is a great way to explore the von Trapp family backcountry with your very own Trapp Family Lodge guide. This hike will be moderate to difficult and participants should expect varied terrain and some elevation gain. It is not recommended for children under 10. Please wear hiking boots and bring water. Meet at the Outdoor Center.

Hike to Slayton Pasture Cabin

The hike to Slayton Pasture Cabin is 6 miles, round trip. The first half is very rigorous and uphill. We will be resting at the cabin, a favorite resting spot for cross-country skiers in the winter. Please bring plenty of water and a snack for the break. Appropriate footwear and clothing are highly recommended. This hike is not recommended for children under 7. Please meet at the Outdoor Center 10 minutes early.

Trapp Family History Hike

Learn about the history of the von Trapp family while hiking a rigorous 2.5 miles. To participate, meet at the Outdoor Center a few minutes early.

Afternoon Stroll

This is a gentle walk – a nice way to get out and about on the property with other folks and have some conversation. Please meet at the Outdoor Center a few minutes early.

Wildflower Walk

When Spring is here and the wildflowers are out, join Trapp Family Lodge guides on this fun and easy walk. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear for varied off-trail terrain and possible mud. Meet at the Outdoor Center a few minutes early.

High-Energy Nordic Walking

If you’re looking for a full-body workout, this high-energy Nordic walking class is for you! We’ll be moving at a fast pace and tackling some hills. Nordic walking is an excellent summer training method for cross-country skiers. Meet at the Outdoor Center a few minutes early for this class.

Meet the Cows & Pigs

Join local Trapp Family Lodge farmers on a property hike to meet our Scottish Highlander herd. We have worked with these cattle for years and love to educate visitors about them, so don’t be shy in asking questions. For this hike, please meet at the Outdoor Center a few minutes early.

You can also join our guides in an off-trail walk to see the Trapp Family Farm pigs. We will be glad to share our knowledge of animal husbandry with you during the hike. 

Meet at the Bakery a few minutes early for this walk.

Learning the Forest

Take a closer look at the forest that surrounds the Trapp Family Lodge. During this unique experience, you’ll learn about tree species, forest structure, and how many different factors shape our forest and define the Vermont landscape. All ages and abilities are welcome. 

Please meet at the Outdoor Center a few minutes early.

Compass Orienteering & Navigating

Learn about compass parts, degrees of azimuth, the four cardinal directions, pace and distance, shooting a line of sight, walking an azimuth line, and navigating a square. 

Dress appropriately for the weather, as we will be outside for most of this class. This class has a maximum of 10 participants, who must be 13 years or older to participate. Please meet at the Outdoor Center a few minutes early.