We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Smugglers Notch State Park

6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
+1 802-253-4014
Review Highlights
Beautiful - From the road and for hiking

Nice drive on a rainy day, we wished we had time to go back in better weather to explore the trails.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Castle Rock, Colorado
Scenic road

We didn't have time to actually go hiking here, on the way back home we saw pictures online and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Read all 258 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This narrow path through thousand-foot cliffs, once a smuggling route into Canada, is now a park used for biking, hiking, picnicking and rockclimbing.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sterling pond” (25 reviews)
“drive thru” (4 reviews)
6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111
+1 802-253-4014
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (258)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice drive on a rainy day, we wished we had time to go back in better weather to explore the trails.

Thank JPaul13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't have time to actually go hiking here, on the way back home we saw pictures online and decided to see the road ourselves. It's definitely worth spending more time here. picturesque road, fresh air and rejuvenation experience. We try to come back.

Thank Amon182
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this park during a recent visit to Vermont. The road is unique and the views are outstanding. A wonderful experience for everyone

Thank Ruben T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good 3km walk quite steep with some great views and rewards of a mountaintop lake - with fish. Many wildflowers great mature trees and waterfall and brooks. All in all a nice walk. Better to bring walking sticks and proper footware if a bit...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relative to many high-level parks and attractions, this area is really easy to get to from downtown Stowe and well worth the visit. Sterling Pond is a special gem.

Thank steventobolsky
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We spent a couple nights here on a roadtrip through the Northeast. The campground was well maintained, restroom facilities were nice and our walk in tent site was very private. All of the other sites sites also appeared to be spread out nicely. Stowe is...More

Thank mu92
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We had some cablin Fever on the Monday we were visiting, and even with the snow it was a great place to visit. We snowshoes around and plopped ourselves down for some Nosh. Plenty of great dogs around to ogle or play with if they...More

Thank Caitlin O
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Most of the people who visit Vermont never make it to the bottom of the pass road. Half of those who do unhappily discover that their truck, camper, or RV simply cannot make the turns and switchbacks. If you have small enough vehicle, and have...More

2  Thank rwasr1953
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Our boys, ages 8 and 12, couldn't get enough of exploring the caves and rockslides. It was stiflingly hot the week we spent in Stowe, so we didn't hike as much as we planned, but the caves were a nice, cool place to be active...More

2  Thank Haley G
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The notch road over the mountain is beautiful and scenic with many places to pull over and stop and look at and take pictures. We went in October and the colors were spectacular! The road has a canopy of trees that spreads across the whole...More

2  Thank jrb31
Nearby Restaurants
Bistro at Ten Acres
561 reviews
6.64 km away
Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge
1,642 reviews
7.04 km away
Von Trapp Brewing Bierhall Restaurant
131 reviews
5.99 km away
435 reviews
1.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Stowe Mountain Resort
432 reviews
1.20 km away
Spruce Peak at Stowe
71 reviews
1.22 km away
Stowe Mountain Resort Cross-Country Touring Center
29 reviews
1.37 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Bt any chance, did you make note of any of the nicer, more private campsites?
21 April 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from mu92 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at site 5. It's a tent only walk in site that was very private.
Jamie H
Hey! My husband and I are planning a trip to hike / camp in Vermont in late May. We're not from the area and I'm wondering if this is too early in the season for a good camping / hiking get away. Are trails open before Memorial Day (we'll be there the week leading up to Memorial Day Weekend) and what's the weather like? Thanks!
26 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Paul s | Reviewed this property |
I've never camped in VT, but have been there many times in mud season- April/May and everything's been accessible for my use...
We travel with a truck and 20 foot travel trailer. Is this park accessible to this combination ??
20 February 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Paul s | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it's the best place to negotiate with a trailer...