Pinnacle Meadows consists of two parcels known as the Fuller Lot (8 acres) and McCuen Lot (126 acres). The property ranges in elevation from 1,500 to 2,300 feet. It is surrounded on the north, east, and south sides by the Putnam State Forest. Other abutting landowners are private homeowners. The property consists of the north side of the Stowe Pinnacle. It is primarily forested with young, mixed hardwood and softwood trees and has one large open meadow at approximately 2,300 feet. From the meadow, one can see the Green Mountains, from Camels Hump to Mt. Mansfield to Sterling Valley and Stowe Valley. The topography is gently to moderately sloping. It contains several small streams, most notably Gold Brook, which crosses through the northeastern corner of the property. A 50-foot right-of-way makes the property accessible from the western boundary off of Upper Pinnacle Road.
Pinnacle Meadow is available to the general public for all types of non-motorized, non-mechanized, dispersed pedestrian recreational purposes including but not limited to hiking, walking, wildlife observation, skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, and trapping.
Pinnacle Meadows is located at the end of Upper Pinnacle Road on the north side of Stowe Pinnacle. From the intersection of Routes 100 and 108 in Stowe Village, head north on Route 100. Take your third right onto School Street. After .3 miles take a slight right onto Stowe Hollow Road. Travel for 1.5 miles on Stowe Hollow Road, staying straight to continue onto Upper Hollow Road. After the steep, paved hill the road turns to dirt. Take your first left onto Pinnacle Road and travel .4 miles. Make a slight right onto Upper Pinnacle Road and travel for .6 miles. At the next fork, take the slight left onto a class IV road that is marked “Pinnacle Meadow”, and travel for 0.4 miles. Soon you will see the state forest sign and a gate, the parking area on your left.
From the Pinnacle Meadow parking area, walk a short .25 miles up the road. The Pinnacle Meadow trail continues into the woods at the top of the clearing and eventually connects to the Stowe Pinnacle Trail.
The TrailFinder website has a description and map of hikes at Pinnacle Meadows.
Restrooms on site
Wheelchair accessible trail
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Last updated October 14, 2023