The Forehead Loop via Maple Ridge Trail
3 reviews Underhill State Park #9 hike out of 62 in
3 hrs 13 min
This is a moderate loop trail to The Forehead in Underhill State Park.
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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.★ ★ ★ ★ ★