Mount Pisgah (Vermont)

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Mount Pisgah
Mount Pisgah from the south, overlooking Lake Willoughby
Highest point
Elevation2,785 ft (849 m) [1]
Coordinates44°43′47″N 72°01′51″W / 44.72972°N 72.03083°W / 44.72972; -72.03083Coordinates: 44°43′47″N 72°01′51″W / 44.72972°N 72.03083°W / 44.72972; -72.03083[2]
Location Northeast Kingdom, Vermont, U.S.
Topo mapUSGS Mount Pisgah

Mount Pisgah is a mountain in Westmore, Vermont. It is located on the east side of Lake Willoughby and constitutes the eastern side of "Willoughby Gap" ("Willoughby Notch"). It is part of the Northeastern Highlands of Vermont. There are hiking trails in Willoughby State Forest.[3]

The cliffs contain alpine plants protected because no trails lead to or through them.[4]


Willoughby Notch viewed from the south. Mount Pisgah is to the right.

There is a trail parking area located on the west side of Vermont Route 5A at the south end of Lake Willoughby. The trailhead is marked by a sign on the opposite side of the road.

After roughly 1 mile (1.6 km), the main trail passes Pulpit Rock, a known nesting area for the peregrine falcon.[5] Pulpit Rock also offers an expansive view of Lake Willoughby. An extension off the Pulpit Rock location leads to a rock overhang 650 feet (200 m) above the lake.

After leaving Pulpit Rock, the trail veers away from the cliffs to ascend to a viewing area on a rock slab.[6]

The main hiking trail runs along a ridge bearing east away from the lake and curves back to the parking area. The descent trail offers three separate, small lookout areas.[7]

The trail's total distance is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) with a vertical rise of 1,590 feet (480 m).[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mount Pisgah
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Johnson, Charles W. (1984). The Nature of Vermont. University Press of New England.
  5. ^ Center of the Kingdom Recreation Archived 2010-01-29 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Hike New England
  7. ^ Hike New England Descent and Return
  8. ^ Vermont living and hiking

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