The Forehead Loop via Maple Ridge Trail

based on 12 tracks & routes #9 hike out of 62 in
7.0 mi
3 hrs 13 min
2,388 ft
Elev Gain


This is a moderate loop trail to The Forehead in Underhill State Park.

This trail goes by Group Camping Area, Lower Lip, and Upper Lip.

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    1 year, 7 months ago
    This loop has a lot of bare rock climbing and descending. Nothing particularly technical but I would not do it on a day where it’s wet or icy. In dry conditions it’s a spectacular loop.
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    1 year, 10 months ago
    The loop has some CCC roads, but Maple Ridge has some serous bouldering - at time you wish you were on belay - there is a jump of 4’ plus over a deep crack which could be a problem for some and a cliff of 30’ feet or so with a crack running much of the way up to a short ledge which requires some agility (and no fear of heights) - there is a walk around to the left side. Long trail across the crest towards Mt Mansfield is easy. The return down Sunset Ridge is rocky and steep in places - but plenty of views. It rained a day earlier so many rocks were slick. Great hike.
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    3 years, 9 months ago
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Public Tracks

Davey 3 years, 8 months ago
leafley 4 years, 8 months ago