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Mount Horrid Observation Site

Brandon, VT
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Ranked #9 of 11 Attractions in Brandon
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing foliage
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Owner description: View the Mount Horrid Cliff from this vantage point.
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Peterborough, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Sorry we had not brought binoculars to view peregrine falcons!! Cliff in sight but too distant to view bird activity with naked eye

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This short hike is very strenuous - we climbed up ~650 ft all through rocks and stones and tree roots. The final section is almost vertical. But the view off the top is breathtaking - really worth the whole climb. And then the descent back. We are mid-aged generally fit hikers, but this climb was a real challenge for us.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Mt. Horrid is located off Route 73 at the top of Brandon Gap. Vermont's Long Trail crosses the highway at this location, and the short hike to the top of Mt. Horrid is worth the moderate exertion. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the views from above.

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Villanueva de los Infantes, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

It's a very steep (but short) hike, so it can be a challenge for smaller children. If you're not physically fit, you may want to take a pass on this one. The cliffs offer about a 200+ degree view of the Green Mountain National Forest and the Champlain Valley. One gets an incredible view of the NY Adirondacks in the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Don't waste your time. View from roadside observation lookout sucks. You just see the side of a mountain with powerlines in front of it. Not an overlook. You are not overlooking anything except the ground.

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sarasota, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2007

This is a beautiful view in the fall of a mountain area with perigrine falcons.

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